SAFE Corporation Announces CodeSuite®
CodeSuite 4.0 Adds CodeCLOC
for Measuring Source Code Changes Over Time
CUPERTINO, CA (May 19, 2010) - Software Analysis &
Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider
of software tools for software copyright and trade secret
analysis, today announced the release of CodeSuite 4.0.
Several improvements have been made to the existing
suite of tools including CodeCLOC for measuring how
software evolves across versions of code. The CodeCLOC
algorithms were developed for the landmark software
taxation case Symantec
v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
"The changing lines of code, or CLOC, method of
measuring changes to software that was created by Bob
Zeidman is an important development in the area of software
metrics," stated Capers Jones, president of Capers
Jones & Associates and a leading authority on software
cost estimation. "The addition of CodeCLOC to CodeSuite
makes this release even more compelling and illustrates
how CodeSuite is constantly evolving to meet the latest
requirements in software litigation."
The CodeSuite 4.0 improvements include an upgrade to
the user interface, but most significant is the addition
of CodeCLOC that implements the algorithm described
in the article Measuring
Changes in Software IP in IP Today magazine.
CodeCLOC calculates code change metrics and produces
a complete database of the changes. This information
is invaluable in assessing how a code base has changed
over time and objectively quantifying those changes.
"After our involvement in the Symantec case, it
was apparent there is a need to measure how a code base
has evolved," said Bob Zeidman, president of SAFE
Corporation. "Our first application of CLOC analysis
resulted in a significant reduction of taxes in a transfer
pricing case, so it made sense for us to automate the
solution and add it to CodeSuite."
CodeSuite 4.0 is available now and can be purchased
on a term license or project basis. Project pricing
is based on the size of code analyzed and the tool used
for the analysis. Pricing starts at $10 per megabyte
for CodeCross® and goes up to $400 per megabyte
for CodeMatch®. CodeCLOC is priced at $20 per megabyte.
A one year term license for CodeSuite is $100,000.
About SAFE Corporation
SAFE Corporation is the leading provider of tools for
software forensic analysis and code measurement. For
more information call (408) 517-1167.