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Coverity goes to School with Static Analysis Product

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Coverity, provider of static source code analysis software, today announced an expansion of its academic research program. The Coverity Software Integrity Academic Program is designed to help universities advance the study of software integrity, which includes using static analysis to eliminate problems affecting software quality, security and performance.

"Using Coverity Prevent has been great with helping my students learn the practical benefits that static analysis can bring to software development," - Jonathan Aldrich, associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Researchers that participate in the program will be able to scan software projects for defects using Coverity Prevent. This will allow researchers to expedite their work by reducing the time they spend searching for and fixing software defects. Teachers will also be able to use Coverity Prevent to evaluate student projects, and students will be able to use the latest technology to learn efficient programming skills.

Coverity's co-founders at Stanford University's Computer Systems Laboratory in Palo Alto, California developed the foundational technology of Coverity's software analysis system between 1999 and 2002.

Institutions interested in applying to the program must be accredited, degree-granting academic institutions located in North America, Western Europe or Japan, with curricula and/or research projects involving source code analysis or development. To apply, visit: www.coverity.com/html/academic_overview.html.

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