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Coverity unveils latest version of software testing platform

Posted: 19 Jun 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Coverity  software testing  software development lifecycle  quality assurance 

Coverity Inc., a Synopsys company, has rolled out version 7.5 of the Coverity Software Testing Platform, the company's integrated suite of testing solutions that lets organisations find and fix critical quality and security issues earlier in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). According to the company, the platform extends the reach and impact of software testing by increasing collaboration between development and quality assurance (QA), and enabling faster time-to-market, reduced software development costs and higher end-product quality.

To meet the constant market pressures to release higher quality products, faster and with no defects, software development organisations need a more efficient approach to testing. With the latest version of the Coverity platform, these organisations can focus their test development and test execution on the most critical parts of their code, regardless of whether the testing is done in development or QA. Now, development teams can address quality and security issues as the code is being developed, while QA teams can reduce their overall testing time by focusing on code impacted by change and eliminating testing gaps. This platform release also includes several new analysis algorithms, further strengthening Coverity's support for C# and Java codebases.

The Coverity Test Advisor, QA Edition, which is based on the innovation acquired from Kalistick, enables QA teams to monitor the execution and results of their tests, then identify which tests are most critical based on changes to the source code and testing gaps. This enables faster time to market while ensuring the most relevant tests are executed and testing gaps are addressed.

This release includes 12 enhanced analysis algorithms for finding C# and Java issues. These algorithms further improve the accuracy of the platform's defect detection capabilities, providing developers with the information they need to quickly troubleshoot and fix critical defects such as concurrency issues, which are difficult to detect and result in performance issues and incorrect behaviour of the application.

With the addition of several security analysis algorithms including a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) checker and a Risky Crypto checker, the Coverity platform offers extensive coverage for the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 and Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) security vulnerabilities for Java applications.

The Coverity platform's desktop analysis capability enables developers to resolve issues almost immediately from within their IDE. Defects can be automatically assigned for remediation to the developer who modified the relevant lines of code, which helps accelerate issue resolution and improves overall productivity, indicated the company.





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