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Coverity Scan, Application Security and Open Source

We have just upgraded the Coverity Scan service to Coverity 7.5. With this upgrade, we’re now enabling Coverity Scan members to utilize Coverity Security Advisor to help them eliminate security defects in Java web applications. Since Heartbleed, GoToFail bug and recently the shellshock, we have aimed to provide the latest technology that will enable open…

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Coverity Scan: Behind the Scenes


Before I shed more light on the Coverity Scan service, I would first like to thank the thousands of developers that have inspired us and helped us share static analysis with the open source community. The Technology of Scan Coverity Scan’s frontend Ruby on Rails application provides management, sign up and other capabilities required for…

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Teaching The Next Generation The Art of Software Design

For this month’s Scan spotlight, we profiled Ptolemy II, a project that’s run out of the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, one of my alma maters (Go Bears). The project is directed by Professor Edward Lee and one of its key goals is to teach electrical engineers the art of software design and the importance…

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Believe in the People: LibreOffice


LibreOffice is the focus of our Coverity Scan Spotlight this month. While it’s often true that open source projects have a collaborative spirit, the LibreOffice project takes that philosophy to heart. In starting LibreOffice, The Document Foundation set out to build a better opens source suite by eschewing strict rules about design protocol and other…

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Ruminations on JavaOne

Coverity was one of many exhibitors at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco this year – a place designated for the Java community to focus and collaborate on all things Java, including new technologies. Why is JavaOne such a big deal for us at Coverity? Well, for starters, we want to help Java developers find and fix…

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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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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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Sony Mobile Communications: P-O.P. stars in Development Testing

Here follows a short-blog about Per-Olof Persson (aka P-O. P.), who is spearheading the secure coding initiative at Sony Mobile Communications with Development Testing. Love them or hate them, Abba, Roxette and Europe were undeniably recognizable Scandinavian pop stars that had a brand all of their own.  For some, it was their crazy outfits and outrageous hairstyles. For others, it…

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Coverity Releases the Coverity Scan 2011 Open Source Integrity Report

Coverity is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Coverity Scan Open Source Integrity Report. Coverity Scan has worked with open source projects since 2006 to bring development testing via static analysis to help improve the quality open source software. To summarize this year’s key findings: -Both commercial and open source projects that adopt…

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Bugs Aren’t Cheap

It’s well understood that fixing defects in software requires time, and time costs money. In fact Source Ninja addressed this very topic in a recent post “Cost of Bugs in Open Source Software.” The post highlights that companies spend almost $60B dollars annually on defective software – one third of the software market. That’s a…

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