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Social Collaboration For Software Testing Platform

The Coverity 6.0 testing platform has been released this week along with its new online developer community, CoverityConnect. With promises of a faster route to defect detection for geographically distributed development teams, the company offers its new community (based on the Jive platform) so that developers have a place to collaborate with other users, technical product experts, and the development community at large to gather and share best practices for development testing.

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"Today's development organization consists of distributed teams across geographic regions. Breaking down silos and sharing information is an imperative given increasingly rapid delivery cycles," said Jennifer Johnson, vice president of marketing at Coverity.

"With the launch of CoverityConnect and Coverity 6.0, we are continuing our mission to help developers seamlessly adopt development testing into their process. Making it easy for developers to collaborate and share information helps ensure better productivity, faster time to market, and higher quality software delivery."

New features available in Coverity 6.0 include improved defect management collaboration to reduce the time and cost of identifying and resolving defects across shared code branches. This works through a centralized defect management database. There is also customized defect management workflow to help classify, prioritize, and report on defects aligned to the organization's internal workflow, policies, and standards.

The CoverityConnect community includes discussion groups and developer forums as well as access to a knowledge repository of FAQs and tips and tricks. There is also the Coverity Code Exchange, where programmers can gather and share sample automation scripts, custom developed checkers, and web services wrappers to help with deployment and workflow integration.

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