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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Sep 2, 2019

Patrick Smacchia is the founder and CEO of NDepend — a tool for .NET static analysis — and has been in the software world for over 20 years. He’s one of the world’s top tier experts in static code analysis. And today, with more than 8,000 client companies (including many Fortune 500s), NDepend offers deeper insight and understanding about their code bases to a wide range of professional users around the world.


In this episode, Jeffrey and Patrick will be discussing static code analysis. Patrick elaborates on exactly what it is, how to think about it, why you should implement it, and gives his recommendations on how to get started as well as further learning. Everyone in the DevOps world needs to know what static code analysis is and how to put it in place, to tune in to learn all about this key concept!


Topics of Discussion:

[:40] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes!

[:46] Jeffrey gives some announcements and lets you know where to get a hold of his book, .NET DevOps for Azure.

[1:39] About today’s guest, Patrick Smacchia.

[1:56] Jeffrey welcomes Patrick on to the show!

[2:18] Patrick explains what static code analysis is and how he thinks of it.

[7:46] Patrick further elaborates on the concept of treating the code as data with static code analysis.

[15:25] How should we think about this realm of static code analysis? What advice would Patrick give someone on how to think about when it comes to static code analysis?

[23:03] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[23:30] When it comes to finding problems in the code, how does Patrick determine which code is too complex?

[37:10] Resources Patrick recommends to listeners who would like to learn more!

[39:34] Jeffrey thanks Patrick for joining him on today’s episode.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

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Patrick Smacchia



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