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HPI Start-up Feram

New tool for developers automatically detects software errors

Software development is usually cost-intensive and time-consuming, quite often due to the work involved in detecting errors. Software from the newly founded start-up Feram automates the search for defective code and helps correct it. This may soon allow software developers to save a lot of time.

Feram wins the HPI Business Plan Competition 2016. (Source: HPI/K. Herschelmann)

Two HPI scientists have developed a user-friendly and open program that automatically locates and rectifies errors in source code. This way the platform averts malfunctions, system crashes and security vulnerabilities early on.

Until now, the efficient use of the many diagnosis programs available has been a very  cumbersome undertaking for programmers. But now in the new platform separate developer teams can integrate their own tools for detecting errors. The different algorithms examine the software together to find faulty code.

The idea behind this was the reason why two HPI scientists already won HPI's fourth business plan competition. At CeBIT, Feram will present its first product to the business world.

You can find more information here: feram.co