Key Benefit's of RKTracer Tool

A code coverage tool must be flexible enough to operate with existing build configurations to be effective. Even if existing applications or legacy code with no unit testing, integration testing and functional testing. Still, code coverage tools should allow you to manually run programs to test for coverage.

Utilizing the rktracer code coverage tool, You can analyze how much of your code is covered by these tests and provide precise coverage metrics regardless of how you test the program in runtime, whether via unit tests, integration tests, or functional tests, etc. or manual execution of the application.

Aside from being a simple tool for assessing coverage through tests, one of the most notable features of RKTracer code coverage is its ability to give delta coverage and code coverage for new lines of code. With this approach, the developer will quickly determine if the lines added or modified have been executed. This is particularly useful for comparing code coverage between current and previous builds.

RKTracer tool can integrates with IDEs, including command line and continuous integration environments.

The RKTracer Code Coverage Tool is designed in such a way that it requires very little knowledge of the compiler. That is, it is compatible with all compilers and cross-compilers’.

For C/C++ programming languages, If the compiler has -E for preprocessing, then there is a 99% chance that a compiler and cross compiler will work out of the box. If not, we can still come up with a strategy to make it work.

Key Benefits of RKTracer Tool

Programming Languages Supported

C, C++, C#, Java, Kotlin, JavaScript, Python, Golang and Swift Programming languages.

Usage and IDE Plugin

RKTracer is very easy to use the tool. Comes with plugin for Visual Studio, Android Studio, IAR IDE, Keil, Eclipse IDE, Tizen Studio IDE and many more..

Instrumentation Speed

The quick analysis when compared to any other tool on the market. It can instrument hundreds of Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, Golang, Swift, and Kotlin files in seconds. Very low overhead instrumentation. Works on all targets, with or without file system or with very little memory

Coverage Levels support

Supports all levels of Code Coverage Metrics –Function, Line, Statement, Branch, Condition, MC/DC Coverage, and Multiple Conditions Coverage


With Delta Coverage and Code Coverage for New Lines of Code, it generates informative HTML reports that are easy to read.

CI and SonarQube

Comes with plugin for Jenkins,Azure Devops and SonarQube .

Platform Support

Support for all flavors of Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Android OS.


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More detailed information

Platforms Supported:

RKTracer is available for use on the following platforms:

  • Linux (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows (32- and 64-bit)
  • macOS (32- and 64-bit)
  • Solaris

In-house custom OS platforms: RKTracer can be custom-built for any in-house Operating System that your organization utilizes. Please contact us for additional information.

C/C++ Language:

C versions: C89, C90, C95, C99, C11, C17

C++ versions: C++98, C++03, C++11, C++14, C++17, C++20


Supported Compiler families:

RKTracer doesn’t depend on target architecture or concrete compiler names. Following are some of the compilers list

  • GNU gcc/g++
  • LLVM/clang
  • Borland/Paradigm/Embarcadero compiler
  • Intel Compiler
    • Icc & icl
  • Microsoft compiler
    • VS2005 to VS2019.
    • Project with precompiled headers is also supported
  • IAR Compiler
    • All ~23 icc* compiler and corresponding linker.
  • Keil / Raisonance
    • c51, c251, c166, cx51 (IDE integration)
    • rc51, rcstm8, rcst7
  • Arm / Keil: armcc
  • Texas Instrument Compilers
    • All working. (armcl, cl16x, cl2000, cl430, cl55, cl500, cl6x, clpru, cl-arp32 tested)
  • Microchip/MPLab
    • xc8-cc, xc16-gcc, xc32-gcc
    • pic compilers pic10, pic12, pic16, pic18
  • GHS/Greenhill’s
  • Many more


Sample Target Hardware:

Any hardware that supports modern programming languages can be the target hardware for our code coverage tool. The following is a list of the commonly used hardware.

  • Intel x86 and x64
  • ARM
  • IA64
  • PowerPC (PPC)
  • MIPS
  • AURIX™ TriCore
  • Many more….


Supports all build systems and tests frameworks.

  • GNU Makefile, Cygwin, Nmake, gmake, QT Makefile,
  • Scons
  • Cmake:
  • Microsoft Visual studio cmake
  • MinGW cmake
  • nmake cmake
  • GNU cmake
  • MSBuild C, C++, and C#
  • dotnet (.NET core)
  • Gradle build and NDK build
  • Maven build
  • ANT build
  • Bazel


RKTracer tool plugin for IDEs.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.
  • IAR Embedded Workbench IDE
  • Simplicity Studio IDE
  • Greenhills Multi IDE
  • Code Composer Studio IDE
  • Keil uVision/Keil MDK-ARM IDE
  • DS-5 ARM IDE
  • Microchip MPLAB IDE
  • Renesas e2 Studio IDE
  • Android Studio IDE
  • Tizen IDE
  • Eclipse IDE
  • NetBeans IDE


C# Language:

  • Microsoft compiler CSC (Supports all versions)
  • Mono C# Compilers (Supports all versions)
  • dotNET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”)
  • Build environments Visual Studio, don’t, and MSBuild.
  • VS IDE 2005 to VS 2019 IDE supported


Java/Kotlin Language:

  • Supports 7 and above of Java Sun/oracle/OpenJDK versions.


JavaScript Language:

  • Nodejs (V8) (All versions are supported)
  • Extension to JavaScript (All versions are supported)
    • JSX (ReactJs)
    • TypeScript
  • JerryScript (All versions are supported)


Python Language:

  • Python version 2.7 to the latest version supported
  • Following interpreters or compiler supported
    • IronPython, CPython, Jython, nuitka, pypy, python, micro python


Go Language:

  • Supports Golang versions from 1.5.4 to the latest version


Swift Language:

  • Supports Swift versions up to 5.0


Supported Code Coverage metrics

  • Function Coverage
  • Line Coverage
    • Green: Fully Coverage
    • Yellow: Partial Coverage
    • Red: Not Covered
  • Statement Coverage
  • Branch or Decision Coverage
  • Condition Coverage
  • MC/DC Code Coverage (Supported only for C & C++)
  • Multiple-Condition Code Coverage
  • Delta Code Coverage
  • Code Coverage for New/Modified lines


Continuous Integration:

Do you want to access real-time coverage and analysis for a build as soon as it is released? Do you want to assess recent changes in the code?

Well, you have it. RKTracer integrates directly into several build-and-test frameworks and acts as a Continuous Integration (CI) component.

  • Plugin for Jenkins
  • Plugin for Azure DevOps
  • SonarQube (all versions are supported)



Our Coverage Browser built within lets you interactively assess and generate reports in several formats:

  • HTML – You can browse through the summary at the project level, file-level, and function level, as well as the in-depth analysis on a Web Browser. Including delta coverage and coverage for new lines
  • XML – You can export the raw data and process it as per your needs
  • SonarQube – You can integrate the code coverage into SonarQube.


Advanced Analysis:

RKTracer goes beyond the general coverage standards. In the post-processing phase, you can utilize the extra information to get more depth in your analysis.

  • Delta Code Coverage.
  • Code Coverage for New/modified lines of code.
  • Built-in Comparison of coverage results from one build to another.


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