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CAST AI Administrator

Summary: this page lists:

  • Impacts of changes made to CAST AIP 8.3.0 on Quality Model results post upgrade
  • Miscellaneous

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


Each CAST AIP release provides new features which improve the value of the platform and justify an upgrade. However, there are a number of changes or improvements which can impact the measurement results/grades:

Below is a list of changes made to the current release of CAST AIP that are known to cause impacts to results. You can also consult Case Study - Measurement changes after upgrade for selected customer applications which provides a more detailed analysis based on a few sample applications.

Analyzing the root causes of impacts to measurement results/grades

The following is a general description of the steps that should be taken in order to compare pre and post upgrade results:

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:

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:

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:

Before upgradeAfter upgrade

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 http://doc.castsoftware.com/display/DOCEXT/JEE+Analyzer+-+1.0 for details.