Klocwork Insight Pro offers personal productivity tools for the Agile software developer

November 18, 2009

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BURLINGTON, Mass. " November 16, 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 onthefly analysis

provides developers with immediate visibility into errors being made, or vulnerabilities being left open.

With a noclick 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


Collaborative peer code reviews

Klocwork Insight Pro changes the model of traditional, inperson or scheduled code reviews with a

collaborative, peerbased tool that facilitates simple pre and post checkin 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 heavyweight and unpopular practice ensures

bottomup 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 productionready

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.

About Klocwork

Klocwork' source code analysis solutions boost the productivity of software development teams while

helping to ensure code security, quality and stability of complex code bases. Through proven static

analysis techniques, Klocwork removes bottlenecks at the earliest stages of the software development

process and enables software developers to find critical security vulnerabilities, quality defects and

architectural issues quickly and accurately. More than 600 organizations have achieved higher code

security and quality with Klocwork.

Contact Klocwork for more information at www.klocwork.com or [email protected].

Klocwork and the Klocwork logo are registered trademarks of Klocwork, Incorporated in the United States and/or other

countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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