Klocwork Insight Pro offers personal productivity tools for the Agile software developer
BURLINGTON, Mass. – November 19, 2009 – Klocwork, Inc., the global leader in automated source code analysis solutions for improving developer productivity, today announced Klocwork Insight Pro a new suite of developer tools aimed at maintaining high velocity throughout the software development process.
"Software development teams in all industries are embracing Agile as a way to boost their team's productivity and be more responsive to their customer's needs," says Mike Laginski, Klocwork CEO. "Regardless of how far along the Agile curve a team might be, developers are expected to deliver more software in shorter iterations, creating a need for new tools that help meet these productivity goals."
Built upon Klocwork's proven source code analysis technology, Klocwork Insight Pro introduces three new tools designed to allow development organizations to achieve greater iteration velocity while reducing the risk of bug debt.
Continuous static analysis
Klocwork Insight Pro provides powerful, continuous static analysis that detects critical defects and security vulnerabilities at the developer desktop, as code is being written. This on-the-fly analysis provides developers with immediate visibility into errors being made, or vulnerabilities being left open. With a no-click usability model, attention to code quality and security becomes a natural part of every developer's editing process, ensuring the best code possible at the earliest stage in the development process.
Collaborative peer code reviews
Klocwork Insight Pro changes the model of traditional, in-person or scheduled code reviews with a collaborative, peer-based tool that facilitates simple pre- and post- check-in reviews. Integrated with popular configuration management environments and Klocwork's static analysis engine, code reviews are conducted asynchronously over the web with Klocwork Insight Pro. Through a customizable RSS feed, developers are notified of code that is ready for review and are able to quickly and easily identify code changes, take part in threaded discussions around those changes, assign actions, and review potential defects. This flexible approach to a traditionally heavy-weight and unpopular practice ensures bottom-up adoption of this vital software verification process.
Automated code refactoring
Considered a development best practice and embraced by advocates of all modern development methods, code refactoring is an integral part of the software development process. With Klocwork Insight Pro, the complex task of refactoring is simplified. Using automated tools, developers can modify their code towards overall patterns to achieve clean, easy to understand, and more maintainable code designs without changing the code's function in any way.
"Agile practices are driven by the concept of keeping software quality high and having production-ready code at the end of every iteration," said Thomas Murphy, Gartner research director. "To achieve this goal, software developers need appropriate tools and process support. Integrated tools that provide developers with static analysis, refactoring, and collaborative code reviews can help make the potential benefits of Agile a reality."
Klocwork Insight Pro will be generally available December 2009.
Klocwork® provides source code analysis solutions that boost development productivity by removing bottlenecks at the earliest stages of the software development process. Through proven static analysis techniques, Klocwork enables software developers to find critical security vulnerabilities, quality defects and architectural issues quickly and accurately. Over 600 organizations have achieved higher code security and quality by making Klocwork a part of their software development process, freeing their developers to focus on what they do best - innovate.