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Chapet, Ile de France, France, 2008/08/21 - Coverity, Inc., the leader in improving software quality and security, today announced the availability of Coverity™ Software Readiness Manager for Java.
The product allows development managers, release managers and executives to objectively assess the release readiness of their critical code by combining essential data from multiple sources including Prevent, Coverity’s industry-leading static analysis product. Software Readiness Manager helps development teams deliver high-integrity code that successfully meets quality standards to align product development with business goals.
According to Forrester Research, Inc., “Software has become not just employee-facing, but also partner-facing and even customer-facing. There is far less room for error in such applications or in any of the applications with which they integrate. If you nail the release on the first try, you avoid the outrageous expense of fixing problems in production, and you can devote those funds to delivering new business functions.” “Best Practices In Release Management”, Forrester Research, Inc., December 2007.
Coverity Software Readiness Manager analyzes data from multiple sources and tools, so managers can proactively determine the risk of post-release failure. In addition, Software Readiness Manager helps identify, prioritize and direct the repair of code branches that pose the greatest risk of failure. It provides detailed intelligence about key readiness factors such as code complexity, violation of best practices, architectural integrity, interdependencies and test coverage. Software Readiness Manager provides intuitive, high-level dashboards as well as deep, drill-down capabilities that development managers can use to objectively assess the quality and maintainability of their software prior to release. The product can also provide immediate visibility into code of unknown quality that may be outsourced, open sourced, acquired or otherwise reused.
“When it comes to delivering superior software, development organizations are faced with a number of challenges—code complexity, pace of change, and constrained resources to name just a few,” said Ben Chelf, chief technology officer at Coverity. “Software Readiness Manager provides development managers working in today’s fast-paced development environments with actionable data they need to help their teams deliver software that is fully prepared to perform in the field before it is released.”
Key capabilities of Coverity Software Readiness Manager include:
• Automatic identification of failure-prone (high-risk) code across large and complex software systems;
• Translation of large amounts of data from multiple tools into actionable, prioritized recommendations for improving code;
• Correlation of test coverage data with high-risk code to determine if failure-prone areas are being sufficiently tested;
• Elimination of issues due to poor coding practices earlier in the software development lifecycle, before they negatively impact development;
• Creation of quality and risk benchmarks to identify code appropriate for reuse.
Coverity Software Readiness Manager is suitable for both agile and waterfall development environments.
Pricing and Availability
Coverity Software Readiness Manager is based on technology obtained from Coverity’s recent acquisition of Solidware Technologies, Inc. The product is available immediately and pricing begins at less than $10,000.
Coverity (coverity.com), the leader in improving software quality and security, is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Coverity’s groundbreaking technology enables developers to control complexity in the development process by automatically finding and helping to repair critical software defects and security vulnerabilities throughout the application lifecycle. More than 450 leading companies including ARM, Phillips, RIM, Rockwell-Collins, Samsung and UBS rely on Coverity to help them ensure the delivery of superior software.
Coverity, Coverity Prevent, and Software Readiness Manager are trademarks of Coverity, Inc. All other company and product names are the property of their respective owners.