Coverity Hires Microsoft C# Guru to R&D Team
Coverity, a maker of software development testing tools, announced the hire of Eric Lippert, a former developer on the C# team at Microsoft.Coverity, a provider of static analysis and development testing tools, has announced the hire of a key Microsoft C# guru, Eric Lippert, as architect in the Coverity research and development organization. Prior to Coverity, Lippert spent the past 16 years at Microsoft where he worked on the company's C# compiler service project as a principal developer on the C# compiler team. Lippert is also a strong voice in the development community as a prolific blogger on C# and other development topics. At Coverity, Lippert will expand the company's research and expertise in C# and will lead a team dedicated to improving Coverity's analysis in support of the C# compiler. Lippert begins work with Coverity in January 2013. In a blog post announcing his plans to move to Coverity, Lippert said: "Most of you probably have not heard of Coverity, but you have almost certainly used software that was affected by their tools. Coverity makes static analysis tools for software developers; these tools analyze source code written in C, C++, Java and C# and tell you about correctness and security issues before they ship to customers. Among their high-profile customers are the Jet Propulsion Lab team that wrote the software for the Curiosity rovers now running around on Mars and the software team for the Large Hadron Collider, which recently confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson. They also serve more down-to-earth customers; it's not all weird science."
"Eric brings a wealth of experience and insight to our research and innovation initiatives," said Andreas Kuehlmann, senior vice president of research and development at Coverity, in a statement. "His deep history and expertise with C# will allow Coverity to further expand our static analysis capabilities in this area and others. Eric's contributions will be integral to Coverity's ongoing leadership in development testing and we look forward to working more closely with the C# development community as this language continues on its path of rapid adoption."