Q: What’s the difference between code profiling and dynamic code analysis?


Q: What’s the difference between code profiling and dynamic code analysis?

A: Dynamic Code Analysis is a category of analysis features, code profiling is a specific feature in that category.  Code coverage (which uses the same engine as the profiler) is another feature in that category.  There’s plenty of room for other such features in this category as well, but for now those are the two biggies.

Comments (2)

  1. John Davies says:

    On a good project, I have time and tools to do code coverage and profiling. I thought that was all there is.

    So whet my appetite – what other tools fall into dynamic code analysis?

  2. ejarvi says:

    I don’t know exactly what the "architects" are going to come up with, but here are some thoughts from my perspective that might whet your appetite:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ejarvi/archive/2005/05/20/420541.aspx