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Coverity unveils industry’s first development testing platform


Coverity, Inc. has announced what it claims to be the industry’s first developer-friendly and enterprise ready development testing platform, Coverity 5.5. With enhancements to analysis speed in its core technology Coverity Static Analysis, and integrations with some of the most widely-used development technologies, Coverity 5.5 is designed to make development testing a seamless part of the development process so developers can focus on innovation and deliver highquality products on schedule and on budget. Coverity 5.5 adds integration with FindBugs, Jenkins Continuous Integration Server and up to 10x improvements in analysis speed in tests on the most complex codebases, according to the company.

New features in Coverity 5.5 include:

  • Enhanced Analysis Speed and Test Coverage: Experience up to 10x analysis speed improvements to find and fix critical defects as early as possible. Over 20 new or enhanced checkers deliver even greater accuracy of results
  • FindBugs Integration for Enhanced Java Analysis: Get more value out of FindBugs with a version specifically configured for use and included with Coverity 5.5. With no extra installation or configuration required, developers can review, prioritize and fix FindBugs and Coverity-found defects in a single workflow.
  • Jenkins Continuous Integration Server Integration: Automatically test code for defects with every build as part of an Agile development workflow.
  • Developer Workflow Integration: Find, verify, and fix code defects directly within the Eclipse or Visual Studio IDE with an enhanced desktop analysis plug-in.
  • Enterprise Deployment: Support cross-team and project deployment by integrating third party static analysis tools into the Coverity workflow. Import third party data into Coverity Integrity Control for centralized policy management and measurement of code quality, security, technical debt, and developer efficiency.
  • Compliance Policy Management: Coverity Integrity Control 2.0 includes pre-built policy templates for FDA and DISA STIG standards to ease the time and cost of software verification and validation.

The idea behind Coverity 5.5 was to bring static analysis right into the developers’ workflow, integrated with the development tools they use every day, so that testing becomes a seamless part of their process.

Additionally, today Coverity announced the integration of Coverity 5.5 with HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to bring development testing into the application lifecycle. The combined solution provides IT with a new level of visibility into development by incorporating code quality into the overall definition and view of application quality, greatly reducing the risk of application quality issues in production without impacting time, cost, or agility.

For more information visit the Coverity 5.5 page.

Toni McConnel covers new products in the embedded systems industry and is a partner in the technical writing team TechRite Associates. She can be reached at .

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