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.


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.


Video Tutorials


Introduction (part 1)

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


Analytics Consumption (part 2)

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


Portfolio Configuration (part 3)

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


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


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 Visual Studio Team Services. More plugins to be added soon…

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Product Posts & Tutorials

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.

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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.

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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.

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