Coverity is to make its first acquisition and buy build management vendor Codefast.

Technology and engineering talent acquired from Codefast will help developers accelerate the software build process, Coverity said. Codefast has focused on developing sophisticated execution engines for parallel and incremental builds. The company's flagship product, PerfectBuild, automates build processes, accelerates build execution, and simplifies build management, according to a Coverity representative. This allows users to devote more time to improving their software.

"Build processes today are frequently inconsistent, leading to unpredictable results or costly delays that drag down development teams," said Seth Hallem, CEO of Coverity. "When combined with our existing static and dynamic analysis products, the addition of Codefast will enable Coverity products to span the coding, testing, building, and integration phases of software development, where many development organisations face considerable challenges."

Coverity said its experience with more than 450 static and dynamic analysis customers was critical in the purchase decision. Large development teams seek new tools to accommodate build methodologies while improving overall build processes, Coverity said.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Coverity has focused on improving software quality in C/C++ and Java code.