Coverity, a provider of software development testing solutions, announced two new integrations to help open-source software developers.
The company announced two integrations for Coverity Scan, its cloud-based, open-source static analysis service. The new integrations will provide open-source software developers who are using GitHub and Travis CI with easier access to the Coverity Scan service, enabling them to create higher-quality, more secure code.
The Coverity Scan service provides Coverity's development testing technology at no cost to the open-source community. The service is used by many of the industry's largest open-source projects, such as Linux, Apache and Python, which have their own development infrastructure. Yet, with the introduction of these new integrations, the Coverity Scan service is accessible to open-source projects that do not have their own infrastructure, and instead rely on GitHub and Travis CI for their source control management and continuous integration needs.
GitHub is a popular, Web-based software hosting service, which has more than 4 million users who collaborate across more than 10 million repositories. Travis CI is also based in the cloud, providing a continuous software integration service to developers and currently running more than 4.2 million test builds on more than 41,000 open-source projects.
With these new integrations for the Coverity Scan service, which has scanned more than 1,200 open-source projects and found and fixed more than 51,000 defects in 2013 alone, developers will be able to use their cloud-based platforms to write their code, build their applications and find and fix high-impact defects before releasing their software.
"GitHub and Travis CI are two of the most commonly used cloud-based development resources for the open-source community and with these new integrations, developers will be able to view defects in their projects with just a few clicks of a button," Zack Samocha, senior director of products for Coverity, said in a statement. "Coverity is committed to helping developers write better code faster. By offering these new integrations, we will be able to help the open-source community find and fix high-impact quality and security defects in their projects, faster and more efficiently."
Meanwhile, at the end of January, Coverity announced that developers could use the Coverity Development Testing Platform via a free, cloud-based trial. Through this new trial, developers can upload Java, C# and C/C++ source code to Coverity's secure cloud-testing platform. Once code has been uploaded, the Coverity platform analyzes the code and highlights high-impact defects, such as resource leaks, memory corruptions and security vulnerabilities.
"This cloud-based trial removes any barriers of entry for developers interested in test-driving our platform and backs Coverity's commitment to helping more developers write bug-free, secure software code," said Anthony Bettencourt, chairman and CEO of Coverity.
The Coverity Development Testing Platform enables developers to build quality and security testing into the development process at the earliest stage. For more information on the cloud trial, go here.
Also, earlier in January, Coverity released the Coverity Development Testing Platform 7.0, the latest version of its software testing platform.
Coverity Development Testing Platform 7.0 combines code analysis, change-aware unit test analysis and policy management across C/C++, Java and C#, three of the most widely adopted programming languages for Enterprise IT application development.