Parasoft Introduces Best Practices in Software Management with Automated Defect Prevention Book

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Technology Visionary Dr. Adam Kolawa co-authors a new book to guide IT Organizations through a Quality Process that Delivers Predictable Outcomes.

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There’s no silver bullet. But when the software industry is ready to journey toward zero-defect applications, the road will look like Huizinga and Kolawa’s

Parasoft Corporation, leading provider of automated solutions and infrastructure services that improve software quality and the development process, today announced the availability of Automated Defect Prevention: Best Practices in Software Management (Wiley, 2007), Dr. Dorota Huizinga, Associated Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton and Dr. Adam Kolawa, CEO of Parasoft Corporation.

This book explains an approach to software development and management that makes quality a continuous process throughout the software development lifecycle. This strategy is enabled by an infrastructure that automates repetitive tasks; tracks project status, and provide instant access to the information needed for informed decision making and process improvement. Applying Automated Defect Prevention (ADP), organizations can evolve a sustainable quality process that delivers predictable outcomes.

“In their authoritative new book, Dorota Huizinga and Adam Kolawa have done an admirable job defining a realistic methodology for implementing infrastructure for automatically preventing defects from getting into software. Is it simple? No, of course not”, stated Alan Zeichick, Editorial Director, BZ Media’s SD Times. “There’s no silver bullet. But when the software industry is ready to journey toward zero-defect applications, the road will look like Huizinga and Kolawa’s “Automated Defect Prevention.”

The methodology described in the book, which is called Automated Defect Prevention (ADP), stands out from the current software landscape as a result of two unique features: its comprehensive approach to quality as a continuous process, and its far-reaching emphasis on automation. It can be applied to any team, regardless of its structure, projects, or development method. This is not a theoretical book on how to build software under ideal circumstances. Rather, it is a hands-on guide to solving real-world software project problems.

“Dr. Adam Kolawa is a seasoned practitioner of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) - he makes countless trips to every Parasoft client’s site, and takes away the essential customer needs, which get implemented at an astonishing rate into Parasoft solutions,“ stated Nigel DeFreitas, Application Architect, Insurance Services Office. “The same level of scrutiny has been applied to ’Automated Defect Prevention.’ This is a practical guide with realistic, useful and immediately applicable techniques that save money while improving developer skills. It's a must read for anyone serious about significant software quality improvement.”

About the Book: Automated Defect Prevention (ISBN- 978-0-470-04212-0; 426 pages), written by Dorota Huizinga, PhD (Author), Adam Kolawa, PhD (Author) is now available on Amazon. A book overview and sample chapter is available and can be downloaded from Parasoft's web site: http://www.parasoft.com/adp_book.

About the Authors:

Dr. Adam Kolawa is the co-founder and CEO of Parasoft, leading provider of automated solutions and infrastructure services that improve software quality and the development process. Kolawa co-authored Automated Defect Prevention: Best Practices in Software Management (Wiley, 2007) and Bulletproofing Web Applications (Wiley, 2001); he has also written or contributed to over a hundred commentary pieces and technical articles. In 2007, eWeek recognized him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT. Kolawa holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Dorota Huizinga is the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton. She is the recipient of several CSUF outstanding faculty recognitions in the areas of scholarly and creative activities, teaching and service. Her publication record spans a wide range of Computer Science disciplines from testing and static analysis, through algorithm analysis, distributed and real-time applications to files systems and mobile computing, and her research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, State of California, and private industry.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students as well as lifelong learners. Wiley publishes in a variety of formats.

About Parasoft

For 20 years Parasoft has investigated how and why software errors are generated. Our solutions automatically prevent and eliminate errors by addressing their root causes. Whether you are delivering Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), developing mission-critical software applications, or supporting the evolution of legacy systems, draw on our expertise and award-winning products to increase your productivity and the quality of your applications. http://www.parasoft.com.

Press Contact:
Erika Delgado
Parasoft Corporation
(626) 275-2434

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