Coverity, a provider of software development testing products, has released the latest version of its development testing platform, Coverity 5.5. In the new release, Coverity has improved the analysis speed and accuracy of its core technology, the Coverity Static Analysis code-analysis engine, and has enabled the product to integrate with the Visual Studio and Eclipse software development IDEs.
"With 5.5 what's really exciting is that we now have a development testing platform that offers integration with IDEs like Visual Studio," said Zack Samocha, director of product management for Coverity.
The development testing that Coverity performs is not intended to replace other traditional types of software testing, such as performance testing or QA testing, according to Samocha. Rather, development testing is geared toward improving overall software product quality and reducing time to market by allowing developers to find and resolve issues early in the development cycle. "Developers like to use Coverity because it always checks what they do in a way that's helpful to them. They know it will find issues, so they can generate better code," said Samocha.
With Coverity 5.5's Visual Studio integration, provided via a desktop analysis plug-in, a .NET developer can analyze code at various points in a project's workflow: before actually checking it in as well as after code has been checked into a build. "Coverity allows developers to have their own private environment, visible only to [them]. We make sure that a developer can get results in a very fast manner when they analyze code. Then once the developer has checked code into a build, more testing can be done, which may find more issues that could not be detected on the developer's desktop," said Samocha.
Checking code defects in Coverity 5.5
In addition to the Visual Studio integration, Coverity 5.5 includes enhancements that improve the product's analysis and detection of issues related to Windows handlers and allocation, as well as improvements that allow Coverity to integrate with the open source Jenkins Continuous Integration Server and FindBugs Java static code analysis tool.
You can learn more about Coverity 5.5 and Coverity's development testing platform here and request a trial version of Coverity here .