Product Features

NDepend is a "Swiss Army Knife" for .NET and .NET Core project teams. With its wide range of features, it gives deep insight into code bases and empowers developers, architects and executives to make intelligent decisions on projects.

Evaluate the Health of Your Application

NDepend allows your team to accurately gauge the overall health of your application, no matter how complex it is.

Code Rule and Code Query

More than 150 default code rules to check against best practices. Support for Code Query over LINQ (CQLinq) to easily write custom rules and query code.

Code Diff since Baseline

Compare two versions of a code base and its issues set, and browse diff and changes in any way you can think of.

Continuous Code Quality

A unique approach to continuously keep the technical debt under control and reimburse it with time.

Quality Gates

Quality Gates are C# LINQ (CQLinq) queries that implement PASS/FAIL criteria to code quality.

Reduce Friction Between Your Developer Teams

NDepend's reporting and analysis helps architects and developers to communicate and reduce confusion.

Continuous Integration Reporting

Integrate NDepend analysis into your build process and get highly customized and detailed reports to see progression and prevent code quality degradation.

Complexity and Diagrams

Spot too complex code at a glance thanks to unique diagramming capabilities in the .NET world.

Easily Manage Gigantic Projects with Hundreds of Developers

Large companies often have many large builds that work together, often in mysterious ways. NDepend's in-depth reporting and custom code queries can help your company enforce its own coding standards and maintain very complex projects.

Trend Monitoring

Get Trend Charts about pretty much any code metrics to master the evolution of your application.

Working with Legacy Code is Now Easier

By mapping out the structure of the project, it is much easier to see how components and dependencies are connected.

Real-World Proof

Full Visual Studio integration, .NET Reflector support, super fast and lightweight analysis, NDepend is conceived for real-world programmers.

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Enforce Immutability and Purity

At runtime, program’s states are instance and static fields’ values. Controlling how/when/why states are changing is one of the most challenging programming task. This becomes incredibly difficult in multi-threaded environment. This is because potential side-effects due to a state change get too complicated to be understood.

Object-Oriented developers get more and more inspired by the functional programming approach where most states are immutable. An object is immutable if its state doesn’t change once it has been created. A method is pure if its execution doesn’t change any field state. Immutable objects and pure methods are two efficient ways to limit unexpected side-effects.

Through some dedicated CQLinq conditions and rules, NDepend lets assert immutability and purity on your classes and methods. The best place to start with this feature is to look at the list of default CQLinq rules and to read the associated documentation.

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Immutable types: understand their benefits and use them
Manage state in a multi-threaded environment