Wednesday, 19 November 2008

[Accu-london] Taming the Lint Monster (20th November)

Speaker: Anna-Jayne Metcalfe
When: 7:00pm, Thursday 20th November 2008
Cost: Free. Open to non-members.
Where: 7city Learning, 4 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4UP
Map: http://www.7city.com/pdf/chiswell_street.pdf

Registration is required for this event due to limited space and
security at 7city. Reserve your place by e-mailing James Slaughter,
slaughter@acm.org.


About the Talk
If used effectively, code analysis tools can make a huge difference to the quality of a codebase and its perceived reliability and maintainability. However, in the C++ world, the one static analysis tool which is most established - PC-Lint from Gimpel Software - is also probably the hardest to configure and use. Consequently, many organisations who have purchased it do not use it effectively (if at all).

This session aims to present a practical introduction to PC-Lint from the perspective of how to configure and use it effectively to improve the quality of C and C++ codebases. Using a combination of theory, discussion and live demonstrations, topics such as setting up a PC-Lint analysis configuration, troubleshooting analysis problems and interpreting the mass of analysis results which can easily result from the first contact of PC-Lint with a "virgin" codebase will be covered in some depth.


About the Speakers
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe is the founder of Riverblade, an Independent Software Vendor specialising in code analysis tools and Visual Studio integration. Prior to that she worked extensively within the defence and marine sectors, developing (among other things) the concept of the "virtual super instrument" in avionic functional testing, and a market leading sub-sea acoustic positioning system.

Anna holds a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Surrey University in Guildford, but moved from hardware to software design in 1996 when the opportunity arose to lead a team developing virtual instrument software for an avionic functional test system. She has published several articles on codeproject.com, and can usually be found hanging out in the Lounge there - where her affinity for chillis, Belgian beer and stotty cakes is far too well known to the other inmates.


More Information
Additional details can be found on the ACCU website at:
http://accu.org/index.php/accu_branches/accu_london

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