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Monday, October 21 • 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Jenkins Case Study: A Comparison of Open Source and Commercial Static Analysis Solutions – A Case of Apples and Oranges - Zack Samocha, Coverity

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There are numerous free open source static analysis tools on the market but what can they find that commercial static analysis solutions don’t – and vice versa? This session will examine the defects found in Jenkins using popular open source solutions like FindBugs and those found with commercial solutions. We’ll explore specific types of defects found by open source and commercial solutions and the areas of overlap. We’ll also explore the most common defects we’ve seen in open source code through our Coverity SCAN project which has analyzed hundreds of open source projects such as such as Linux, PHP, and Postgresql. In 2012 alone over 20,000 dangerous defects were fixed through the SCAN program. The session will explore how the combination of open source and commercial static analysis solutions can help you lower your risk of software failure.

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Zack Samocha

Senior Director of Products, Coverity
Zack Samocha is the Senior Director of Products at Coverity. In his current role he defines the company product strategy and manages the Coverity open source Scan program which has grown under his leadership to 500 projects and 1,000 active users. Zack initiated research comparing Open source code quality with proprietary code. Zack Started his career at Mercury interactive. During his nine years at Mercury Interactive (which was acquired by... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2013 3:50pm - 4:40pm
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