FASTEN Newsletter #1


FASTEN Project - Newsletter #1 - May 2021

FASTEN in a Nutshell

FASTEN is an innovative dependency management solution that adds intelligence to package management systems.  FASTEN analyses library internal calls and inter libraries calls in function call graphs stored in its knowledge base. FASTEN is integrated with popular package managers such as Maven and PyPi. With FASTEN, developers will be fully reassured before updating a particular library. FASTEN components include Java call graph generators, quality analyzer, vulnerability producer, PyPi and Maven plugin, etc. See the detailed list.

State-of-the-Art in Dependency Management

  • Dependencies tracking at the component or function level.
  • Creation of an ecosystem-wide Fine-Grained Call Graph (FGCG)
  • More accurate evaluation of the impact of security vulnerabilities, license compliance, risk management

Industrialization Options for FASTEN

The FASTEN project use cases are currently exploring three exploitation and business models:

  • Enhancing the expertise of software QA consulting services: SIG.
  • Contributing to compliance management solutions: Endocode's Quartermaster toolchain.
  • Integrating software vendors' production chains: Xwiki .
More concretes results linked to the implementation of FASTEN use cases will be made available soon. Stay tuned!

FASTEN Beta-Testing Available!

Want to try the Java call graph generated by FASTEN? This first FASTEN milestone is available for beta-testing on ReachOut. Another campaign will be launched later to test the whole project.

FASTEN Events and Public Presentations

  • Open Research Webinars, June 1, 4PM CET
    This webinar series is co-organized by OW2 and the Eclipse Foundation. FASTEN is presented June 1, along with the BaSyx project. Register now!
  • OSS2021, Online, May 12, 2021
    FASTEN team talked about license compliance in the industrial track of the 17th International Conference on Open Source Systems. See the slides and video.
  • FASTEN Virtual Workshop, April 8, 2021
    FASTEN organized a public virtual workshop on Risk Mitigation with Software Composition Analysis and Dependency Management. See the replay.

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FASTEN is brought to you by:

The FASTEN project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 825328.

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