Vector Software announces partnership with Solid Sands

Dec. 11, 2015

London and Amsterdam. Vector Software, a provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, and Solid Sands, the supplier of the SuperTest compiler test and validation suite for C and C++, have joined forces to integrate VectorCAST with SuperTest. This integration will reduce compiler revalidation time by only executing test cases that are impacted by compiler code changes and reporting in a standardized format, thus giving project management minimal disruption and an immediate shift back to on-time delivery.

“VectorCAST’s powerful Change-Based Testing now supports compiler revalidation through SuperTest, addressing customer demand to reduce or remove the impact of compiler changes on projects,” said William McCaffrey, COO at Vector Software. “Additionally, SuperTest users now have access to the power and reporting of VectorCAST’s test automation platform.”

“We are very excited that with this integration we are able to answer the demand we receive from compiler developers and users. For the compiler developer, SuperTest uses VectorCAST to examine the internal structure of the compiler to highlight points where unit tests need to be developed,” said Marianne Damstra, CCO at Solid Sands. “For end users of open-source compilers, particularly in safety-critical domains, this opens up a feasible route to improve compiler quality by tracing the impact of changes in new versions. It significantly reduces the effort required to qualify a compiler update by focusing on the new change through change-based testing.”

Vector Software is a provider of software testing solutions for safety and business-critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business-critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST test solution. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, with offices worldwide.

Solids Sands is the one-stop shop for C and C++ compiler testing, validation, and safety services. With SuperTest, Solid Sands offers a compiler test and validation suite with a unique level of compiler test coverage. SuperTest supports its customers to achieve a high software quality level required by several ISO standards.

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Rick is currently Contributing Technical Editor. He was Executive Editor for EE in 2011-2018. Previously he served on several publications, including EDN and Vision Systems Design, and has received awards for signed editorials from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He began as a design engineer at General Electric and Litton Industries and earned a BSEE degree from Penn State.

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