CAST is a technology corporation, with headquarters in New York City and in France, near Paris. The firm markets software intelligence with a technology based on semantic analysis of software source code and components. It provides information and size measurement technology and expertise, and offers software, hosting and consulting services in support software analysis and measurement. The company was founded in 1990 in Paris, France, by Vincent Delaroche.
Its code quality metrics are used in application development service-level agreements, and the firm offers consultation on issues having to do with development quality and security:
CAST was founded in 1990 in Paris by Vincent Delaroche. In 1996 it shipped its first software product based on semantic analysis of Transact-SQL. CAST Application Intelligence Platform, was first launched in 2004, initially introducing software quality measurement. In 2017, CAST Highlight is launched as a SaaS product scanning portfolio of software to provide metrics on health, cloud migration capabilities, and Open-source license risks. Early 2019, based on the same analysis technology, the firm launches CAST Imaging, a product representing graphically source-code components of a software.
In 2012, the firm announced support for the Object Management Group Automated Function Point Standard, one way of measuring application development productivity.
The firm's leadership includes Bill Curtis, who developed the Capability Maturity Model at the Software Engineering Institute in the early 1990s and then the Consortium for IT Software Quality.