Release Notes – CAST Highlight Winter 2021 Release

RELEASE DATE: January 8th 2022

We’re very proud to announce the next major release of CAST Highlight, the Software Intelligence product for performing rapid application portfolio analysis. This version introduces new innovations including the Visual Studio Code extension for Cloud Maturity, Cloud Service Recommendations for Google Cloud, SCA browser extension, and many other new capabilities.


Cloud Maturity extension for Visual Studio Code

Modernize software faster by shifting left application Cloud readiness assessments. This Cloud Maturity extension for Visual Studio Code identifies Cloud Blockers and line numbers directly within the developer’s environment. Use of this extension requires an active subscription for CAST Highlight and it can only be used on source code of applications already being analyzed within CAST Highlight.

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Cloud service recommendations for Google Cloud

Instantly get Google Cloud-specific Cloud service recommendations based on application characteristics. 18 Google Cloud service recommendations have been added to CAST Highlight.

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SCA Browser extension

Get Open Source component information (vulnerabilities, license risk, allow/deny status, available versions, etc.) directly in Chrome when visiting repository pages on npmjs, nuget, github, packagist websites.

See how the feature works


Cloud Maturity and Open Source Risk Application Trends Dashboards

New application-level trend metrics help visualize improvements over time: the Open Source Safety score, License/Obsolescence/Security scores, vulnerabilities, and Cloud Maturity Roadblocks are now available in the trends dashboard.


Extended SCA coverage for Composer and Go package managers

Extend SCA coverage with support for new package managers. Composer for PHP and Go.sum/Go.mod for Go are now supported for dependency detection.

See supported package managers


20+ Cloud Maturity patterns for Clojure

CAST Highlight now supports 20+ new Cloud Maturity patterns for Clojure to detect blockers and boosters when moving an application to the Cloud.

See suppored technologies


Many other feature improvements

The product team also took the opportunity with this new version to introduce many additional feature improvements to increase ease of use such as: direct links to product documentation posts from the user interface, default exclusion of generated code, API improvements and pagination, and much more!