Static analysis, also called static code analysis, is a method of computer program debugging that is done by examining the code without executing the program. The process provides an understanding of the code structure, and can help to ensure that the code adheres to industry standards
Although static code analysis can be done manually, it can take lots of time when dealing with large amounts of code.
Even if you have access to a sizeable team of developers to peer review each other’s work, the results would be much more prone to error and false positives.
Fortunately, automated analysis is here to save the day — it’s a much faster and easier way to consistently check your code for errors.