Zeidman Consulting Releases CodeMatch Software
For Comparing Source Code Files
CUPERTINO, CA (July 17, 2003) - Zeidman Consulting,
a leading research and development firm and developer
of software tools for data analysis, today announced
a tool for comparing multiple source code files in order
to detect copying, plagiarism, and intellectual property
theft. The software, called CodeMatchTM,
was developed for use by lawyers, technical experts,
and expert witnesses to help them pinpoint computer
source code that may have been copied from another program.
According to Bob Zeidman, President of Zeidman Consulting,
"I have been involved in a number of patent and trade
secret litigation cases as an expert witness where I needed
to compare hundreds of files of source code containing hundreds
or thousands of lines of code each. The task became very time
consuming and it was easy to miss similarities. There are
ways that programmers can modify source code enough so that
it does not look the same to the human eye. I needed a tool
to help analyze the code and find similarities automatically.
Nothing existed so I created the tool myself."
CodeMatch runs on a personal computer running the Windows
operating system. CodeMatch uses sophisticated algorithms
to compare source code files and rank them according to similarity.
A detailed report is also generated that gives specific information
about similarities in each pair of files. CodeMatch currently
supports several different programming languages including
Basic, C, C++, Java, MASM, Perl, Verilog, and VHDL. CodeMatch
is available now starting at $8,000 per copy per programming
language. A demo version that compares two files at a time
can be downloaded for free from the Zeidman Consulting website
About Zeidman Consulting
Zeidman Consulting is a contract research and development
firm specializing in digital hardware and software design
including ASICs, FPGAs, CPLDs, PCBs, firmware, and application
software. Zeidman Consulting also offers software tools like
Molasses® that enables network device emulation in a live
network, and CodeMatch that compares multiple source code
files. The corporate headquarters is at 7599 Squirewood Way,
Cupertino, CA, 95014, (408) 255-9279.
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