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Bob Dean
Real User
Principle Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The lack of false positives or low false positive rate; I like not having to dig through false positives. Chasing down a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It would be great if we could use Klocwork at the company. However, I work at a government facility, and I analyze… more»

What needs improvement?

It is not a panacea, because there is no tool that is a panacea. We bought Klocwork, but it was limited to one little… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Klocwork should not to be quite so heavy handed on the licensing for very specific programs. We paid a very high price for… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used David Wheeler's Flawfinder. I still use it for sanity checks, but it has a 70% to 80% false positive… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure before you go to a new major upgrade of Klocwork that you copy your database. Shut down Klocwork and all of its… more»
Sivanesh Waran
Real User
Sr. Software Solution Engineer at Meteonic Innovation Pvt Ltd at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The pre-checkin code review, industry standard checks, continuous integration (CI) and customized checkers are the most… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped our organization to produce the non-defective code right at the developer's desktop. So we were able to… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to consider having more language support ability. Currently Klocwork supports C/C++, Java and C#… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The Klocwork tool is worth the price that they have quoted.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using three Open Source static analyzers and faced lots of false-positives and false-negatives. Klocwork has given… more»

What other advice do I have?

Unlike other static code analysis tools, Klocwork integrates seamlessly into desktop IDEs, build systems, continuous… more»
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Ravi
User
Software Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to create custom checkers, which is an important part of most of the projects. Its on the fly capability is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As said earlier checking our industry standards is main burden which involves lot of manual work. Now Klocwork has… more»

What needs improvement?

Nothing as of now. I hope that in each new release they add new features relating to the addition of checkers, improving… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is worth it for the price that the vendor quoted.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I didn't use any tools other than Klocwork.

What other advice do I have?

Support for more languages would be helpful since this is my trustworthy tool. One more advice from my side would be to do… more»
Ravi
User
Software Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 22 2018

What is most valuable?

First will be the on the fly analysis as it is reducing the time for developing a code. One more best thing is the reports… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* It has reduced the manual analysis for a lot of scenarios like checking for internal standards. * It has saved a lot of… more»

What needs improvement?

Not much as of now. But I am feeling Klocwork should support more number of languages like other static code analyzers do… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know much about cost and licensing as my management is looking at these things.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I evaluated some other tools, but I don't want to reveal the names of these tools. I didn't find them as good tools when… more»

What other advice do I have?

Not much as of now.
Chidanand Dhanawade
Real User
Senior Software Engineer at a manufacturing company
Jul 14 2017

What is most valuable?

It is one of the best tools available for static analysis.

How has it helped my organization?

This tool was already rolled out in our projects at Delphi Technical Center in Bangalore, India. Though we had a QAC tool… more»

What needs improvement?

There are some false warnings found which eventually are not considered for a fix after the team reviewed the source code.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have no idea about pricing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using QAC and Klocwork at my previous company. At my current organization, we use Polyspace.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this tool as one of the best to be used for static analysis and should at least be tried.
Susant Bhuyan
Real User
.Net Developer at a tech vendor
Jan 02 2019

What is most valuable?

* First will be the on-the-fly analysis as it is reducing the time for developing code and report generation. * One more best thing is the reports section which is very nice to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One more is on-the-fly analysis which is the most important feature, and CI which Klocwork provides I believe.

What needs improvement?

Support for AUTOSAR C++14 by adding a new taxonomy that you can use to ensure compliance with the AUTOSAR C++14 Standard, release 18-03.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know much about cost and licensing as my management is looking at these things.
Aditya Palanki
Real User
Embedded Software Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

We like using the static analysis and code refactoring, which are very valuable because of our requirements to meet safety critical levels and reliability.

How has it helped my organization?

The tool helps the team to think beforehand about corner cases or potential bugs that might arise in real-time. This, in turn, increases the efficiency of the project as well as the team.

What needs improvement?

The way to define the rules is too complex. The definition/rules for static analysis could be automated according to various SILs, so as to avoid confusion. It should be semi-flexible. However, this may be due to my limited experience.
Prasad D
Real User
Senior H.R - DevOps & Infrastructure Recruitment Consultant
Dec 30 2018

What do you think of Klocwork?

What is our primary use case?

My primary case would be checking for memory related issues and some null pointer issues where Klocwork is too strong in this section. We used to check these issues most often, and Klocwork is the one which provides us this clear way.

How has it helped my organization?

We are very concerned about these issues for some of the critical projects which are very important for us. Using Klocwork, we have cleared all these issues without much difficulty.

What is most valuable?

Its vast checkers supportability Custom checker creation Industry standards supportability Support to a vast number of IDEs and so on.

What needs improvement?

Nothing much as of now. I feel Klocwork is going in a great way. The one thing I personally feel is that Klocwork must…

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