Frequently asked questions

What is Sider Scan?

Sider Scan is a stand-alone software that scans your local repository for potential bugs based on duplicate code detection technology.

Who is Sider Scan for?

Sider Scan is for developers and businesses that want to achieve or maintain good code quality. It is especially beneficial for large projects, legacy codebases or projects that have had lot of individual engineers working on them over time.

What languages are supported?

Sider Scan supports Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, C, C++, C#, CUDA, Swift and Ruby.

What is code duplication?

Code duplication is the act of copying and pasting code within a project. In Sider Scan, duplicate code includes that which are similar and not necessarily identical.

What is a 'possible miss'?

When a group of duplicate blocks of code is being modified, and if not done correctly or consistently, the code where an error in modification was made is called a 'miss'. Detecting a possible 'miss' is one of the core features of Sider Scan. It is a determination of a possible error in code based upon duplicate code detection.

Where is data stored?

The storage location for Sider Scan's analysis results can be specified manually.

How long does analysis take?

Time needed for the initial analysis depends on the size of the directory that is being analyzed, and the number of duplicates pairs that are detected.

How can I use Sider Scan as part of my CI/CD pipeline?

Sider Scan seamlessly integrates with your existing CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub Actions and CircleCI.

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