Getting started

How to get started

Sider Scan analyzes the source code stored in the repository, detects bugs and non-bugs in the source code, and notifies the user. The bugs detected are derived from inconsistencies in duplicate code (similar blocks of code caused by so-called copy-and-paste, etc.), with “possible misses” in some of the duplicate code being a typical example. Download the Sider Scan installer from this site and double-click to start the installation.

Begin installation

Double-click on the Sider Scan installer, and when the installation starts, you will be presented with the License Agreement. Please read the agreement carefully, and if you are okay with it, click “I Agree” to continue the installation. If you do not accept the license agreement, you will not be able to install Sider Scan.

If you accept the license, the installation will start. Please wait for the configuration wizard to start (next section).

Select the folder for analysis

Sider Scan detects problematic code based on the analysis of patterns between code pairs of duplicate code. For this reason, the folder to be specified here should be the root folder of the source code of a single software project. For example, if you are using Git, select the folder generated by git clone, and if you are using SVN, select the folder generated by svn checkout.

Sider Scan will analyze all the source code contained in the folder tree under the folder specified here.

You can also set up files to be excluded from the analysis, such as log files and third-party code, in the folder you specify. For more details, please refer to here.

Installation complete

This completes the installation. When you press the Finish button, Sider Scan will reside in the task tray and analyze the specified folder at the set time (once an hour by default). When problematic code is found, it will inform the user of the number of problematic codes detected using the OS notification function.