Coverity Test Advisor includes patent pending innovations for change impact analysis to focus unit testing on high risk code, including changed code and code impacted by a change, alerting developers of code not covered by unit tests.
Coverity has extended its Static Analysis Verification Engine (Coverity SAVE), built on multiple patents for accurate and scalable techniques in defect detection, with new analysis innovations including:
- Patent Pending Change Impact Analysis: Ensure code changes are sufficiently tested by automatically mapping code and function dependencies to analyze impacted code related to a change—both code that has been directly modified and unmodified code that is impacted by the code change.
- Intelligent Java Quality and Security Analysis: Identify critical quality and security issues through enhanced quality analysis and new security analysis for Java web applications, including an enterprise framework analyzer which augments static source code analysis to identify new types of defects and minimize false positives.
The platform includes a patent pending remediation engine that gives developers precise, defect-specific guidance to help them fix security defects correctly and efficiently, without specialized knowledge.
Additional highlights include:
- CWE-Compatibility: Coverity Quality Advisor and Coverity Security Advisor have been awarded a certificate of Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Compatibility by MITRE.
- Open Platform API: Companies can integrate third-party software analysis results into the Coverity Development Testing Platform.