Archive for the ‘General Industry’ Category

  • Klocwork Wins the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

    on May 21, 14 • by Roy Sarkar • with No Comments

    Klocwork Wins the Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

    Boulder, CO – May 21, 2014 – Klocwork, a global leader in static analysis tools for creating secure and reliable code, today announced it was selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list recognizing innovation and technology in leading private companies throughout the Americas. Klocwork was acquired by Rogue Wave Software in January 2014. “We’re extremely proud of our technology and our position among the best and most innovative companies recognized on the Red Herring Top 100 North America list,” said Brian Pierce, CEO of Rogue Wave

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  • What Facebook’s lint is – and what it isn’t

    on Mar 4, 14 • by Roy Sarkar • with No Comments

    What Facebook’s lint is – and what it isn’t

    Last week, Facebook released their code analyzer tool, flint, out into the open source community. This is a good thing for programmers: you’re getting a free linting tool that’s been developed and used by a world-class software team. But it’s also causing some confusion as people are thinking “great, now all my testing by static code analysis needs are met!” Here’s why this couldn’t be further from the truth. Flint is a linter, or a program verifier whose sole purpose is reporting violations in code against a set of pre-defined rules. Linters can operate on

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  • The evolution of SCA: Fast and Furious!

    on Feb 28, 14 • by Roy Sarkar • with No Comments

    The evolution of SCA: Fast and Furious!

    This is the final part of our series (read part one here, part two here, part three here) about the history and evolution of static code analysis (SCA). We’ve explored the progression of tools and methodology over the past few decades, going from small utilities built by developers to comprehensive tool suites that help entire teams deliver reliable and secure code. As discussed in our last blog post, most modern SCA tools force teams to perform analysis after check-in, to cover as many control and data interactions across the code base as possible. The trade-off

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  • The evolution of SCA: Taking it back!

    on Feb 13, 14 • by Roy Sarkar • with No Comments

    The evolution of SCA: Taking it back!

    In this continuing series (read part one here, part two here) about the history and evolution of static code analysis (SCA), we’re exploring the progression of tools and methodology over the past few decades. Originally built by developers to help reduce bugs in software, SCA now drives an entire industry that’s focused on helping teams develop better, more secure code that meets the expectations of users. The SCA tools of today cover larger code bases and find more problems than ever before but, up until recently, they’ve fallen outside the control of developers. With analysis

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  • The evolution of SCA: Out of developers’ hands and into the fire

    on Feb 5, 14 • by Roy Sarkar • with No Comments

    The evolution of SCA: Out of developers’ hands and into the fire

    In this continuing series (read part one here) about the history and evolution of static code analysis (SCA), we’re exploring the progression of tools and methodology over the past few decades. Originally built by developers to help reduce bugs in software, SCA now drives an entire industry that’s focused on helping teams develop better, more secure code that meets the expectations of users. Not too long ago, in the mid-90s, SCA tools were struggling to overcome limitations in how they were designed and trying to find a market among developers who didn’t trust their results

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  • The evolution of SCA: By developers for developers

    on Jan 29, 14 • by Roy Sarkar • with No Comments

    The evolution of SCA: By developers for developers

    The month of January is always a good opportunity to reflect, reset, and see where the new year takes us. That makes this the perfect time to kick off our new blog series on the history and evolution of static code analysis (SCA). We’ll explore why it came about, how capabilities grew as the industry grew, and discover today’s features that make SCA an essential and accepted part of any software development effort. Let’s get started. The Early Years The first generation of static code analysis tools were built by developers to solve common developer

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  • Software development in the year of social

    on Dec 30, 13 • by Chris Bubinas • with 1 Comment

    Software development in the year of social

    Over the past year, social sharing dominated conversation in the tech world: Twitter went public, Snapchat turned down a multibillion dollar acquisition offer and Oxford Dictionaries designated "selfie" as the word of the year

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  • Where is software development headed in 2014?

    on Dec 27, 13 • by Chris Bubinas • with No Comments

    Where is software development headed in 2014?

    As the year draws to a close, analysts are beginning to reflect on 2013's dominant tech narratives and explore how the IT world is set to evolve in 2014. Software is at the center of these trends, and developers may find themselves adapting to new realities in the year ahead

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  • Caution: New Mac User

    on Nov 23, 10 • by Todd Landry • with 5 Comments

    Caution: New Mac User

    With our latest product release, we have ventured into the world of Apple. Yup, our product is now officially supported on the Mac. I think I can safely say that this was not something on our roadmap a few years ago, but we recognized the trends, and now have this offering for our customers. With this support, it was determined that we needed a few more Macs in the organization, the Product Management team included. Now, I’m not sure I stepped forward, or everyone else stepped back (except me), but I ended up being the

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  • Get a (tool-selection) plan, Stan

    on Jul 27, 10 • by Patti Murphy • with 2 Comments

    Get a (tool-selection) plan, Stan

    Today, Mark Grice is in a better mood. The last time I spoke to the Klocwork Director and Manager of the International Reseller/Partner Network, he outlined 7 habits of highly ineffective Source Code Analysis (SCA) tool selection. Among those terrible habits, he described an SCA tool-selection process that involved endless feature comparisons and massive checklists of irrelevant requirements. His head almost exploded, but on this day our SCA guru was calmer.  Clearly, he’s been using relaxation techniques or drinking some of the good stuff, like acai juice. According to Grice, successful SCA tool adoption involves

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