Code Analysis

The goal of conventional code coverage is to deliver information about what code is covered by tests. This approach is typically used to gain code-coverage information for unit tests. The code-analysis functionality in Silk Central goes well beyond this, delivering data for unit, functional, and load tests, both automated and manual, in managed environments. Code coverage measurements are utilized to track test progress and guide test planning. This innovative approach in Silk Central to code coverage draws on the relationship between specific tests and the code they test. This approach enables you to perform impact/dependency analysis of code changes from the testing perspective. It also assists you in optimizing your testing, by helping you identify the test runs that are most relevant to a specific code change.

The Code Analysis unit offers code-coverage data for AUT (Applications Under Test), packages/namespaces, classes, methods, and statements, enabling you to perform test-impact analysis, which determines the tests that should be run in response to specific code changes, and effort analysis, which determines how many hours of automated testing and manual testing are required to adequately cover specific code changes. Each of these code-analysis tasks can be addressed by running pre-configured reports. The unit features a navigation tree that lists all products that have been created for the selected project. You can drill down into products to select specific versions, and at the deepest level, specific builds.