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3 Steps to Building a Business Case for Development Testing

Development testing offers a new way to look at code quality and security by moving testing upstream, earlier in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). This enables developers to detect and fix key defects and ensure critical code is covered by an automated test as the code is written, while allowing all affected teams – development,…

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Happy Cows Come from California…What About Happy Engineers?

Coverity hosted a User Group in the Bay Area last week, where some of our customers shared their best practices and lessons learned when implementing development testing into their organizations’ software development life-cycles. One customer, an industry-leading innovator in storage and data management solutions, made a unique correlation between happy cows and happy engineers. They…

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Siemens Partners with Coverity to Drive Quality & Security

In 2012, Siemens was listed as one of the top 100 most valued brands in the world according to Interbrand, was acknowledged as one of the top 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company, and was recognized by GM as automotive supplier of the year. It was a great year for Siemens with many notable achievements. So how did the…

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Development Testing – ¡Viva la Revolución! – with Aviva and SQS!

On Thursday 21st March, Coverity and SQS hosted a breakfast briefing at the Mercer Restaurant in the heart of London’s Financial District, under the theme of “Development Testing – ¡Viva la Revolución! – The Revolution in Software Quality Services Starts Here”. The event featured leading “revolutionaries” of development testing, Ben Riches (Director of Shared Development Services…

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SAP Runs Coverity: A global superbrand bolsters its reputation

If you’ve travelled through any of the world’s major airports over the last 10 years, you will almost certainly have seen examples of SAP’s seminal advertising campaign, in which the company showcases some of its most prestigious clients. By building great products, delivering tremendous customer value and publically associating itself with its high-profile customers, SAP…

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A combined Capsule of Medical Device Connectivity and Development Testing

Here follows a short blog about Medical Device Connectivity leader, Capsule, and their development testing efforts, led by VP of R&D, Frederic Darguesse. By working with Coverity, this pioneering French/US Global organization has been able to achieve IEC62304 compliance (a key international standard regarding software development for Medical Devices), industrialise and automate its software quality efforts and increase…

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Have your cake and eat it: Coverity considers the SEC meeting on Oct 2nd

Time is money. Never has it been so true for Investment Banks and Exchanges. The race to trade with ever increasing speed and functionality has reached unprecedented proportions. This extreme time-to-market pressure, however, and the requirement to slash trading latency can increase the likelihood of systems and transactional errors. This means greater business risk –…

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Which Hat today? Try Red for Reliability (of 150 million lines of code)

This week’s customer blog concerns Red Hat, the North-Carolina headquartered global open source software leader, and its enterprise-wise development testing efforts with Coverity – led by industry rock star, Ondřej Vašík. Red Hat has deployed Coverity’s Development Testing platform to scan 150 million lines of code for quality and security. In the first installment of the Harry Potter…

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Cracking the Code: Automotive Cyber Security

A recent article from Businessweek talked about the increased risk of auto hacking due to fast-moving technology in vehicles’ electronics systems. In fact the innovation has been so dramatic that today’s cars are often referred to as a cell phone on wheels with consumers demanding that their cars are connected to their homes, offices, and favorite applications….

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Code defects series: The science behind code execution with buffer overflows

Reading through the release notes of most software vendors, you will notice the security patches typically contain fixes to a variety of buffer overflow defects. For example, this is Apple’s Mac OS X update from December.  In this post on understanding defects, we will look at what goes on in a simple buffer overflow and how that…

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