Compuware and SonarSource integrates COBOL code coverage metrics

Compuware and SonarSource today released new integrations that empower enterprise DevOps teams to track and validate code coverage of COBOL application testing with the same ease and processes as Java and other mainstream codes.

This ability to automate code coverage tracking across platforms is another example of how Compuware empowers enterprise IT to apply essential agile, DevOps and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) disciplines to core systems of record and systems of engagement.

Code coverage metrics provide insight into the degree to which source code is executed during a test, allowing IT teams to understand the scope and effectiveness of their testing as code is promoted towards production.

The new integrations automatically feed code coverage results captured by Compuware Topaz for Total Test into SonarSource SonarQube, giving DevOps teams an “accurate, unified” view of quality metrics and milestones across platforms.

More specifically, integration between Topaz for Total Test and SonarQube now enables DevOps teams to:

  • Gain insight into the coverage of code being promoted for all application components across all platforms
  • Improve the rigor of digital governance with strong enforcement of mainframe QA policies for coding errors, data leakage, credential vulnerabilities and more
  • Shorten feedback loops to speed time-to-benefit and more promptly address shortfalls in COBOL skills and bottlenecks in mainframe DevOps processes


Today’s announcement further delivers on Compuware’s promise to mainstream the mainframe, providing a familiar and intuitive mainframe development environment integrated with state-of-the-art DevOps tools for developers newly engaged as mainframe application stewards.

“Our customers run their businesses on the mainframe, so their proven COBOL applications are of extraordinary value and importance to them,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO of Compuware.

“That’s why we are serving our customers by aggressively delivering the new solutions they need to achieve their ambitious goals for digital transformation, just like an authentic mainframe software partner should,” he added.

Written from press release by Leah Alger