Vector Software Announces New Android-Specific Testing Capabilities

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Android Integration Drastically Reduces Unit Testing Times and Improves Code Quality

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The VectorCAST solution provides an easy way for developers to ensure that Android applications are thoroughly tested

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software testing solutions for embedded systems, today announced support for the Android Development environment within the VectorCAST™ tool suite. These capabilities help developers who want to quickly port legacy C and C++ applications to an Android platform. The integration of VectorCAST/Cover™, VectorCAST/C++™, and VectorCAST/RSP™, with the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) and Android Developer Tools (ADT) provides a turn-key solution for testing on either the Android mobile device emulator, or on Android-based hardware devices.

The Android-specific capability was engineered to address the challenges facing organizations developing new applications, or migrating legacy applications to Android. For both safety-critical applications developed to meet automotive, medical device, or industrial control standards, and consumer applications the VectorCAST solution drastically reduces time-to-market. The fully automated regression testing provided by VectorCAST enables organizations to realize the benefits of continuous integration and testing, while running tests directly on the Android platform.

VectorCAST/C++ along with VectorCAST/RSP for Android automates low-level testing and results in a suite of tests that provide pass/fail metrics for individual modules. The VectorCAST/RSP for Android uses Android’s
Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Android Debug Bridge to execute the unit test on the Android platform, and retrieve test and code coverage results. When combined with coverage metrics obtained from VectorCAST/Cover during testing of the fully integrated application, organizations have an unprecedented ability to gauge the completeness of their testing activities. A video demonstrating how this capability works is available on the Vector Software website (

“Android has become a viable operating system choice for embedded applications in multiple industries,” said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer of Vector Software. “The VectorCAST solution provides an easy way for developers to ensure that Android applications are thoroughly tested.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system-level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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