Coverity has announced the availability of new features in Coverity Prevent, its automated source code analysis tool for C/C++, C#, and Java. The new features specifically add support for Microsoft Windows Vista, integration with Microsoft Visual Studio, and modeling for Win32 concurrency APIs. Additionally, Coverity has introduced a number of quality and concurrency checkers for C#. These new capabilities allow developers to identify, triage, and fix critical defects in their preferred development environment.
As the use of multi-core hardware accelerates more developers rely on Coverity Prevent to identify hard to find concurrency defects, such as race conditions or deadlocks, than any other static analysis product in the industry. The latest release of Prevent expands Coverity's concurrency defect detection capabilities to analyze Win 32-based code, allowing developers to pinpoint this hard-to-find defect class.
The latest release of Coverity Prevent includes Microsoft-specific capabilities such as:
- Visual Studio Support. Coverity Prevent Desktop for Visual Studio allows users to perform static code analysis within Visual Studio. With this capability, users can take advantage of a unified interface for software development as well as detecting critical quality and security defects. Analyses can also be shared with distributed teams by merging results with a remote database. Coverity Prevent Desktop supports Visual Studio 2005 and 2008. Coverity Prevent Desktop is also available for Eclipse 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4
- C# Concurrency Defect Detection. Prevent offers the first C# concurrency defect detection capabilities in the industry, with multiple checkers that pinpoint a variety of hard-to-find problems that can occur in multi-threaded C# applications.
- Support for Win32 Concurrency. New capabilities in Coverity Prevent help developers ensure the integrity of multi-threaded software designed for Win32 multi-core environments. Win32 concurrency modeling allows developers to identify hard to find concurrency defects early in the development life cycle.
- Comprehensive Support for all Microsoft platforms. Coverity Prevent supports analysis on multiple Microsoft platforms including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Mobile, Windows Automotive, and Xbox.
"To develop applications with high quality and security on the many Microsoft platforms, developers must understand the intricacies of the Windows APIs and leverage them appropriately in their code," said Ben Chelf, CTO at Coverity. "With the use of automated static analysis that fundamentally understands these APIs, developers can rest assured that the code they write works as intended, even in complicated multi-core environments."