Coverity Enhances C++ App Dev Tool

Coverity will deliver an enhanced defect detection tool for Symbian OS application developers.

LONDON—Coverity plans to release new Symbian C++ software defect detection capabilities in its Coverity Prevent SQS solution.

Coverity, of San Francisco, which develops software quality and security tools for C/C++ and Java, announced its plans at the Symbian Smartphone Show here Oct. 16. Coverity Prevent SQS is a static source code analysis solution that will enable the automatic detection of code defects that can occur during Symbian OS development, the company said.

Moreover, building on the ability of Coverity Prevent SQS to accurately identify defects in C/C++ and Java, the new Symbian C++ defect detection capability will identify a greater number of defects that can occur in code developed for Symbian OS, Coverity officials said.


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"Defect detection for Symbian C++ will enable Prevent SQS to deliver the most accurate static analysis of Symbian code available to date," Coverity CEO Seth Hallem said in a statement. "By adding these new capabilities to Prevent SQS, developers can focus more on Symbian OS development and less on identifying and managing code defects."

Symbian selected Coverity Prevent SQS in 2005 to provide static code analysis for its internal development teams. Coverity professional services will collaborate with Symbian C++ developers to implement best practices for ensuring code quality and security.

Additionally, Coverity announced that it will certify the quality of code for Symbian through its Coverity Certified program. Being Coverity Certified provides third-party validation of code quality.

Coveritys new Symbian C++ defect detection capabilities will be available to Coverity Prevent SQS customers in early 2008.


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