Design/Modeling Verification Tools
Software Design/Modeling Verification Tools: Formal modeling of an application prior to implementation can provide great insight into design validity. The usefulness of modeling tools to verify that no vulnerabilities will exist in the finished product is a topic for discussion in the SAMATE project. A limited taxonomy of functions for this class of tool is listed below.
Design/Model verification tools may have any of the following functions:
- exhaustive verification
- proof of design
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- The Perfect specification language, works with a subset of C/C++ (based on MISRA-C) and SPARK Ada. The Escher C Verifier and the Perfect Developer can generate code or verify programs. (9 Apr 2013)
- SDMetrics is a design quality
measurement tool for UML.
- Reports design size, coupling, and complexity.
- Detects incomplete or incorrect design, circular dependencies, etc.