David Lindsay is a Security Product Manager with Coverity. David has spent most of the last decade doing application security testing as a security consultant and engineer. He now focuses on helping improve Coverity's security products so that developers can build more secure applications.
Static analysis is often treated like an ancient form of alchemy when it comes to modern development practices. In reality though, static analysis can be a powerful tool when it is understood and wielded properly. This presentation will demystify the inner workings of a modern static analysis engine, show you the ugly defects you can slay with static analysis, and set you on the path to effectively level up your coding skills.