Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Red Lizard Software announces the availability of innovative de-bugging software that can slash development time and radically improve software quality.

Goanna™ software is a fast, scalable and precise static code analysis solution that detects bugs and other software vulnerabilities automatically at development time, saving money and helping keep product launch timetables on track.

Goanna debugging and code-testing software is an Eclipse plug-in and is now available online for a 30-day  trial from Red Lizard Software

A sophisticated spell-checker for software, Goanna detects issues that can lead to crashes, memory leaks or security vulnerabilities that are hard to find using traditional testing methods.

Goanna is the implementation of four years’ scientific research at National ICT Australia (NICTA - and is the first static code analysis solution based on model checking technology to detect bugs during software development.

It is well-suited to C/C++ software developers, particularly in embedded systems industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, telecoms/networks and defense.

Goanna is currently available for C/C++ and is provided as a plug-in for the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) version 3.4. It supports gcc or gcc-based compilers up to version 4.4. A Microsoft Visual Studio plug-in is scheduled for release in July 2009.

Why Goanna? Because it blends in with its environment and eats bugs.

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Red Lizard Software

Red Lizard Software is the first company to combine the technologies of static analysis and model checking to create a unique static analysis solution. The analysis is performed quickly, often in a matter of seconds, does not require test cases or even fully developed code, reports bugs precisely and has one unique goal: to bring higher quality software to market faster.
James Campbell
P: +61 419 727 779

National ICT Australia (NICTA)

National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA), Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, is developing technologies which will meet the current and future needs of the community in fields which will lead to large economic, social and environmental benefits for Australia. NICTA has five laboratories around the country. Since NICTA was founded in 2002, it has created four new companies, developed a substantial technology portfolio of patent applications and continues to supply new talent to the ICT industry through the NICTA-enhanced PhD program.

NICTA is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program. It was established and is supported by its members: The Australian Capital Territory Government; The Australian National University; NSW Department of State and Regional Development; and The University of New South Wales. NICTA’s partners include: the University of Sydney; University of Melbourne; the Victorian Government; the Queensland Government; Griffith University; Queensland University of Technology; and The University of Queensland.
Dorothy Kennedy (Communications Specialist)
P: +61 488 229 687


Goanna debugging and code-testing software, the implementation of four years’ scientific research at NICTA, is now available online for a 30-day free trial from Red Lizard Software


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