IT Research Leader Gartner Names Corensic as “Cool Vendor” in Application Development

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Corensic selected for its innovative, impactful, and intriguing software quality tools for identifying, providing insight into, and communicating information about software defects.

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Jinx is a good fit for agile organizations practicing continuous integration, while building Web services.

Today, Corensic was selected as one of three "Cool Vendors" by industry research firm Gartner in the annual report, "Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2011" (Thomas Murphy et al, available for Gartner subscribers). Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company with 4,400 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. Corensic was chosen by researchers as "Cool" due to positive feedback from clients and for providing innovative solutions for identifying and fixing concurrency errors in modern, multi-threaded applications.

“Corensic helps organizations deliver and deploy higher quality software faster. Our products enable every stakeholder in the software lifecycle, including development, test, IT, and support, to catch and reproduce bugs and communicate about them effectively,” said Peter Godman, Founder and CEO of Corensic. “With this announcement, Gartner reinforces the sentiments of our many customers: that we’re delivering an innovative solution to help development organizations build, test, and deploy higher quality software.”

“Identifying concurrency errors is increasingly important, because systems may run happily in testing or under many other conditions and then suddenly fail. This usually leaves little useful information for organizations to use to track down the problem or reproduce the defect. What is key about Corensic is that it discovers why the bug occurs, which is critical in this type of operation. Jinx is a good fit well for agile organizations practicing continuous integration, while building Web services,” wrote Thomas Murphy, Research Director at Gartner.

When enabled, Jinx uses advanced heuristics to simulate numerous “alternate realities” of application execution in search of a particular “reality” that will cause a concurrency bug. When Jinx finds a concurrency error, it makes it happen on the developer’s desktop, during continuous integration, or during stress testing, and pinpoints the cause of the bug. In so doing, Jinx makes code “unlucky” and forces hidden bugs to occur during the development process so that they don’t occur in a production environment. Concurrency errors found in production software have contributed to numerous high-profile disasters, including the 2003 Northeastern United States Power Blackout and the deaths of patients using the Therac-25 radiation therapy device. Businesses that use Jinx see increased developer and QA organization productivity, reduced testing costs, and higher quality software.

Jinx is available for both Windows and Linux and a 30-day trial edition is available for immediate download at

Corensic, Inc. is a software quality tools company based in Seattle, WA and funded by Madrona Ventures and WRF Capital. Corensic’s mission is to deliver tools that enable software developers and software development organizations to build higher quality software. With top scientists, executives, and advisors whose background includes work at Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Citrix, Isilon, nVidia, and the University of Washington, Corensic combines decades of expertise in designing and testing enterprise-grade software and tools with deep knowledge of multi-core hardware and software.

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