New webinar demo: ECLAIR revolutionizes interfacing with IDEs

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 14:13

Apparently, Isaac Newton did some of his best work while isolating from the Great Plague of 1665/6. The enforced absence gave him time and space to develop his theories on calculus, optics and the laws of motion and gravity. We can’t claim that our work will be quite so world-changing, but we do believe we have solved an issue all static analysis tool vendors have been grappling with for years.

With the new version of our static analysis tool, ECLAIR, we are confident we have come up with the right technology to properly interface ECLAIR with IDEs and extensible editors. This new sophisticated and user-friendly interface will be available with all ECLAIR licenses. It is currently at a very advanced testing stage: in the IDE category, work is finished for Arm Development Studio, CodeWarrior Development Studio, Eclipse, HighTec Development Platform, MCUXpresso IDE, QNX Momentics Tool Suite, TASKING TriCore Eclipse IDE and Texas Intruments Code Composer Studio, while work is ongoing for Visual Studio Code and others.

This new and unique feature has two significant advantages for developers. Firstly, the direct interface with the text editor means the tool will automatically point you to the precise place in the code referenced by the tool warning. Secondly, it’s a major time saver because you’ll be able to navigate the various reports without leaving the IDE.

We will be running a free webinar to demonstrate these features later this month. In it, we will showcase the use of ECLAIR with Eclipse-based IDEs (a solution that is extensible to many other IDEs) and the use of ECLAIR with Emacs (a solution that will be ported to other extensible editors as well). The webinar is free, but you’ll need to sign up to reserve your place.


Date: Thursday 23 April 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 CEST (UTC+2)

Watch it again on our YouTube channel!

To help our community make the best of these difficult times, we are running a series of free webinars throughout April and May. You can see the full schedule and book your place on any of the webinars here.


Is there a topic you would like us to cover?

We are also planning further extra webinars. If there is a particular topic you would like us to cover, please let know. We will do our best to develop a webinar that meets your needs.


ECLAIR License Extensions

Our remote support and consultancy services continue to be available as normal during the current COVID-19 situation. We are also offering some extra services to help customers who are working from home. This includes home-working ECLAIR license extensions (free of charge) to all companies holding any valid ECLAIR license. Please email if you are interested.

We hope to see you (virtually) at one of our webinars soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns or topics you’d like us to cover in a future webinar, please do get in touch. It’s a difficult time for all our customers at the moment but we’re all in this together and we’d like to help in any way we can.

Roberto Bagnara, PhD is CTO of BUGSENG, a leading provider of solutions and services for static code analysis. He is also a member of the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG14 - C Standardization Working Group and the MISRA C Working Group.



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