New Release of Code Assurance Has Broader Language Support


Mountain View, CA – November 10, 2011 – Pattern Insight™, a company dedicated to improving software quality and security, today announced the availability of the latest version of its flagship software solution, Pattern Insight Code Assurance (previously known as Patch Miner). The 2.3 release broadly extends the number of languages that Code Assurance supports to include C#, Python, Makefiles, Perl, Ruby, Bash, SQL, and CSS as well as basic coverage of all remaining languages and text files.

Code Assurance 2.3 analyzes and searches source code to eliminate defects from new software releases. It takes as input any bug fix and automatically finds all of the other instances that have been propagated throughout the codebase in variants, branches and pieces of replicated code.

“We are dramatically enlarging our language footprint to include virtually all major languages,” said Spiros Xanthos, Pattern Insight COO.  “As our product is evaluated by more and more companies, the need to cover the bulk of the languages became obvious. So, we dialed up full and beta support for the majority of languages used by most development shops. “

Previously fixed bugs are a significant and rapidly growing problem for software development organizations as they tend to escape rigorous quality assurance processes; are missed by traditional static analysis tools; and most importantly, are especially difficult for customers to accept when discovered.

Developed at the University of Illinois, Pattern Insight’s advanced pattern search and discovery technology was tailored specifically to analyze source code, versus more common unstructured web data. It features:

  • Ultra-fast performance, with search returns on BLOC in near-real time
  • Extremely high accuracy - within 99% confidence levels
  • Automatic bug pattern extraction, analysis, and search
  • Fuzzy pattern matching capability that tolerates changes in variable names, function names, and statement insertions and deletions
  • Code snippet search without complicated regex expressions
  • Advanced proximity searches as well as all of the standard keyword-based routines

Customers, including Motorola, Cisco, Qualcomm and Intel’s Wind River, utilize Pattern Insight’s proprietary products to ensure their software is of the highest quality and security attainable.

About Pattern Insight
Pattern Insight improves its customers’ software quality, security and release cycle. Its products are the first in the industry to make it significantly faster, easier and more accurate to find and address defects and security issues in source code. Designed for engineering teams, Pattern Insight’s Code Assurance is a sophisticated software solution that identifies and removes all “known” (previously fixed) defects in code before it is released.

Pattern Insight was founded by a team of University of Illinois researchers with cutting-edge expertise in systems mining. Key investors include Venture Investors, John Lovitt and Dr. Kai Li. Pattern Insight is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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