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VectorCAST/Ada Moves Testing From Manual to Automated Processes

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Vector Software, provider of software solution for embedded software quality introduces VectorCAST/ Ada software quality solution that enables automatic integration testing, system testing necessary for validating safety of embedded systems.

The latest software testing solution incorporates unique features and enhancements. Stubbing is applied on the functions to dynamically take control on every test case basis in VectorCAST/ Ada. This allows testing to be performed as an individual function from its dependent functions. Another advantage is the addition of Change-Based testing functionality in VectorCAST/Ada which lets engineers to effortlessly evaluate the impact of source code change on the complete software application. Code coverage analysis assists testers to evaluate the effectiveness of tests by identifying which area was impacted during a test.

VectorCAST/Ada includes the fourth version of Ada language standard namely Ada 83, Ada 95, Ada 2005 and Ada 2012. John Paliotta, Chief Technology Officer at Vector Software observes that organizations developing safety-critical applications require tools to help them improve time-to-market and reduce development and verification costs through structural code coverage analysis.

“Vector Software is enriching the Ada ecosystem significantly, thanks to this new version of VectorCAST supporting Ada 2012” asserts Cyrille Comar, AdaCore president.

With VectorCAST/Ada, unit testing can be done natively or on a specific target or target simulator. VectorCASTs run-time support package, VectorCAST/RSP, is the add-on module that makes executing test cases on target hardware automatic and seamless. Additionally, tests can also be implemented in a host environment and re-executed on an embedded target to validate target and cross-compiler performance.