November 16, 2009 — Klocwork is spreading out beyond the static analysis game and rolling out new software to help ensure the creation of strong code.
Klocwork Insight Pro, released today, consists of three main pieces of software around continuous static analysis, code review and automated code refactoring. Klocwork Insight Pro’s continuous static analyzer detects defects and vulnerabilities as code is being written. Gwyn Fisher, Klocwork’s CTO, said the new analysis capabilities focus on developers working in “tremendously compressed” development cycles.
“We’ve focused previously on moving further upstream, getting into a developer’s IDE and giving them the capability to run analysis pre-check-in,” Fisher said. “That’s all good stuff, but there’s still that last mile of an IDE’s editor.”
As a result, Klocwork Insight Pro brings what the company calls a no-click usability model that automatically analyzes the editing part of a developer’s IDE. Fisher said changes to development projects, even in opening or saving a file, are automatically analyzed.