Coverity Expands Free Access to Development Testing Service within Open Source Community, Launches Coverity Scan for Java

Development testing leader reinforces commitment to open source community with new Eclipse Integration

Mar 25, 2013, 09:00 ET from Coverity, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the leader in development testing, today announced that it is expanding free access to its development testing service within the open source community with the launch of Coverity Scan for Java open source projects.

Coverity Scan is the largest public-private sector research project focused on open source software quality and security, originally initiated between Coverity and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006. Coverity has worked with some of the most widely adopted C/C++ open source projects including Linux, Apache, PHP and PostgreSQL, providing its development testing platform as a free service to help the open source development community find and fix critical quality and security defects in software code.

"As the proliferation of open source software continues at a rapid rate, it's critical  that projects build quality and security testing into the development process as early as possible," said Jennifer Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer for Coverity. "We have worked with the leading open source projects in the C/C++ community to help them find and fix issues in their software. By extending Coverity Scan to now include Java projects, we will be able to help drive even higher levels of software quality and security throughout the open source community."

Coverity and Eclipse

Coverity also announced that in addition to joining the Eclipse Foundation, it has created a Coverity Scan Hudson plugin that integrates with projects hosted by the Eclipse Foundation. This will make the Coverity Scan service, which is based on the company's static analysis technology, available for use by all open source projects hosted at the Eclipse Foundation. This new workflow integration will enable projects to easily access the Coverity Scan service to build development testing into their existing development workflow.

Eclipse is an open source community that is focused on creating an open, extensible software platform for building, deploying and managing the software development lifecycle (SDLC). As a member of the Eclipse Foundation, Coverity will lend its expertise in development testing to a variety of Eclipse initiatives, helping ensure that its members maintain high-quality and secure software.

Coverity is exhibiting at EclipseCon 2013 in Boston, from March 25-28, at Booth #21. Additionally, Coverity Senior Technical Manager Jon Jarboe will present, "Jenkins Case Study: A Comparison of Open Source and Commercial Static Analysis Solutions," in the Harborview Ballroom 1, at 11:15 AM, on March 26.  

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