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Summary: this page lists:

  • Impacts of changes made to CAST AIP 8.3.0 on Quality Model results post upgrade
  • Other impacts of changes made in CAST AIP 8.3.0

All changes in results related to the JEE Analyzer are now listed in the JEE Analyzer extension and will not appear in this page.

Impacts of changes made in CAST AIP 8.3.0 on Quality Model results post upgrade

Removal of "non-unified" Quality Rules

In CAST AIP 8.3.x, all Quality Rules flagged as "non-unified" have been removed from the standard CAST AIP Assessment Model delivered with CAST AIP 8.3.x. These Quality Rules were not triggered by default, had to be manually enabled using a SQL query and all had "unified" (i.e. multi technology) equivalent Quality Rules. The impacts of this change are listed below:

  • If you choose to retain your previous Assessment Model during the upgrade process, then any "non-unified" Quality Rules will be marked as deprecated and set to "Detached".
  • When generating a snapshot with an Assessment Model that contains active "non-unified" Quality Rules (i.e. you have chosen to retain your previous Assessment Model during the upgrade process), these Quality Rules will not be executed, even if you have used the SQL query to specifically enable them.

Other impacts of changes made in CAST AIP 8.3.0

Removal of web technology analysis capabilities

The ability to analyze "Web technologies" such as:

  • Image files (.gif, .jpg etc.)
  • HTML files (.htm, .html, .htc etc.)
  • Script files (.js, .vbs etc.)
  • Style sheets (.css)

has been removed from the .NET Analyzer, therefore after an upgrade to CAST AIP 8.3.x and the generation of a new snapshot on existing source code, you will find that analysis results will change:

  • All web technology files will no longer be visible. These objects will be recorded as "deleted" in the post upgrade snapshot (this example is from a JEE analysis):
Before upgradeAfter upgrade

  • Line of Code (LOC) Quality Measures will be impacted - there will be a decrease in the LOC count.
  • Some Quality Rule grades may change.
  • Intra-web technology links (i.e. between .HTML and .JS files for example) will be removed
  • Any links between .NET objects and web technology objects will be removed
  • Transactions and Function Point data may be impacted by this change.

Note that:

  • when a "classic" ASP (Active Server Pages) application is delivered via the CAST Delivery Manager Tool, this will be discovered as an ASP application and will be analyzed exactly as in previous releases of CAST AIP by the .NET Analyzer - i.e there will be no change to results.
  • Ability to analyze web technologies has also been removed from the JEE Analyzer extension, see JEE Analyzer - 1.0.0 - What's new for details.
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