Vector Software Releases VectorCAST 6.2 Embedded Software Testing Suite

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Latest version delivers the industry’s easiest-to-use test suite in a smaller, faster configuration.

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Our goal is to maintain our position as the most innovative, full-featured and easy-to-use test tool in the world, and VectorCAST 6.2 is another step toward that goal.

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today the release of the VectorCAST™ 6.2 test suite. The latest version of the embedded software test suite is the industry’s most full-featured and easiest-to-use embedded software testing environment. Moreover, the VectorCAST 6.2 test suite provides additional integrations with a wide variety of software development tools, enabling users to work the way they want, with the tools they prefer.

The VectorCAST 6.2 suite delivers the smallest code coverage footprint in the software test space. This reduced code coverage footprint allows customers with limited memory targets to perform coverage analysis with fewer test runs, and offers unequalled user configurability of data collection mechanisms.

In addition, the VectorCAST 6.2 suite delivers markedly faster test generation and execution. Building on a proven unit testing engine, VectorCAST 6.2 includes multi-threaded parsing and compilation, streamlined editing features, and enhanced results reporting that allow engineers to significantly accelerate their testing activities.

A new incremental testing feature allows users to re-run only the subset of test cases that are impacted by a source code change, while maintaining all other test results, and code coverage data. This feature fits perfectly with the move toward continuous build, integration and testing, allowing for faster analysis of the impact of code changes, and quicker execution of regression testing.

The VectorCAST product family boasts the largest number of third-party tool integrations on the market, and version 6.2 extends this lead by adding new integrations with Polarion® REQUIREMENTS™ and IBM® Rational® Team Concert™ (RTC). The Polarion integration provides developers with bi-directional mapping of requirements and test cases, and the RTC integration provides Vector Software’s first collaboration with a defect tracking tool. These software development team collaboration solutions enable developers the flexibility to work the way they want, with the tools they prefer.

Finally, the latest version of VectorCAST enables every engineer to easily assess the impact of each source code change as those changes are made. This dependency analysis and continuous integration approach benefits teams by speeding software testing, and enabling all engineers to easily run all tests automatically. Constant automatic regression testing allows organizations to increase quality, decrease costs, and speed time-to-market — whether they are working in an Agile Test-Driven Development (TDD) environment, or traditional development process.

“VectorCAST 6.2 makes software testing faster and easier than ever before,” said John Paliotta, Chief Technology Officer at Vector Software. “Our goal is to maintain our position as the most innovative, full-featured and easy-to-use test tool in the world, and VectorCAST 6.2 is another step toward that goal.”

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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