CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2005--Zeidman Consulting, (www.ZeidmanConsulting.com), a leading research and development firm, today released CodeMatch(TM) Version 3 for comparing multiple source code files in order to detect plagiarism, copyright infringement, intellectual property theft, and patent infringement. CodeMatch was developed for use by lawyers, technical experts, and expert witnesses to help pinpoint computer source code that may have been copied from another program.
According to Bob Zeidman, president of Zeidman Consulting, "The new version is much faster and more accurate than ever before. The algorithms remain the same as the ones that have been successfully used on a number of important copyright cases, intellectual property lawsuits, and negotiated settlements. However, we found ways to change their implementation, allowing CodeMatch to run twice as fast. Also, the output reports are more readable -- extraneous information has been eliminated, allowing the user to focus on suspect sections of code."
The best news may be that the full version of CodeMatch is now available for free downloading from the Zeidman Consulting website. It can be used to compare source code files of 1 megabyte or less at no charge. "We did this to give teachers a tool to easily find plagiarism among students. Also, potential customers can run CodeMatch on small jobs to see just how effective it is," says Zeidman. For jobs over 1 megabyte, licenses must be purchased from Zeidman Consulting.
CodeMatch runs on a personal computer using the Windows operating system. CodeMatch uses sophisticated algorithms to compare source code files and rank them according to similarity. A detailed report is generated that gives specific information about similarities in each pair of files. CodeMatch supports these programming languages: Basic, C, C++, Delphi, Java, MASM, Pascal, Perl, SQL, Verilog, and VHDL. New languages can be added easily upon request.
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. The corporate headquarters is in Cupertino, California. The website is www.ZeidmanConsulting.com.
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CodeMatch is a trademark of Zeidman Consulting. Molasses is a registered trademark of Zeidman Consulting.