Product Tutorials & Third-Party Tools

This page lists content and tools that will help you run and leverage CAST Highlight in the best conditions possible. For uncovered topics, don’t hesitate to read our product FAQ or contact our support team.

Must-see resources to get you started

Getting Started Guide

In this documentation, you’ll find all the necessary information that will drive your first steps on the Highlight platform: how to create an application or invite users, how to scan source code, supported technologies, etc.

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Highlight Indicators & Methodology

In this slide presentation, you’ll find all the necessary information to understand how Highlight analytics and code insights are built, what they mean and how to interpret them, with concrete examples by technology stack.

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Video Tutorials

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Introduction (part 1)

Get a quick overview about CAST Highlight. Understand its missions, how it works as well as the use cases it supports.

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Analytics Consumption (part 2)

This tutorial walks you through the Analytics Consumption and describes several portfolio insights.

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Portfolio Configuration (part 3)

This tutorial demonstrates the main portfolio management capabilities to administrate the platform and the assessment campaigns.

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Application Assessment (part 4)

This tutorial assists your first steps as a Contributor and walks you through the application onboarding process.

Other “How To” videos

Highlight tools for DevOps and CI/CD integration

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Rest API

Highlight key metrics (e.g. health factor scores, lines of code, total cloud roadblocks, etc.) can be extracted from the platform to be integrated wherever it will make sense for your organization, using our public REST API.

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Command Line for Automated Scan

Highlight analyzers can now be run through a configurable command line, in order to automate source code scans and uploads (optionally). Want to get fresh analytics after each sprint or release, or even nightly build? It only takes minutes!

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Highlight Extensions & Integrations

Do you want to continuously scan source code and track Highlight analytics from favorite CI/CD tool? Highlight comes with extensions for Azure Devops. More plugins to be added soon…

Product Posts & Tutorials

How to estimate size and health of high frequency code iterations using the delta analysis feature

The "Application Trends" feature (also known as delta analysis) dramatically increases the value of using Highlight in an Agile context. In a nutshell, Highlight now computes software health scores and metrics of scanned source files based on their status, whether they have been added or modified during the last iteration. This post will explain how [...]

How to configure a Keyword Scan for GDPR (or anything else)

In this product tutorial, we'll see how to configure and take advantage of the Keyword Scan feature to support a GPDR assessment of your application portfolio. The feature can be used to search for any kind of keywords (API secret token or passwords in clear text for instance) but really makes sense in a GPDR [...]

How to run the Highlight Command Line from Apache Ant

Let’s in this article how to clone a repository from Github and run Highlight’s analyzers from Apache Ant, and upload scan results to the portal and quickly get unprecedented software Analytics.

How to integrate Highlight’s Command Line in a Jenkins Pipeline

As the Highlight command line is a real hit across users who want to automate the scan of their code bases, we thought it could be helpful to provide a series of templates and code samples for the different build tools where you would integrate our code scans. The script below illustrates how to integrate the command line within a Jenkins pipeline.

Third-Party Tools – Code & Database Extractors

Mainframe COBOL Program Splitter

In order to scan your Mainframe applications with CAST Highlight, you’ll have to split them into COBOL programs. To do so, you can use this tool to automatically extract and split your PDS files into programs.

Database Code Extractor

This tool will help you extract code (stored procedures) from your database to scan it with Highlight’s Local Agent. This tool works with Oracle PL/SQL and Microsoft T-SQL databases.

SAP Abap Code Extractor

In order to scan your SAP systems with CAST Highlight, you’ll have to extract the customized code. Download this tool to automatically extract and prepare your ABAP code to be scanned with the Local Agent.