Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) Applications Secured and Tested - Excelsior and QFS Proudly Present Their Tool Combination at EclipseCon 2010

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The perfect combination of Excelsior JET, the first Java SE VM with a secure runtime for Eclipse RCP, and QFS's QF-Test, the best tool for automatic testing of the resulting RCP UI will be demonstrated for the first time at EclipseCon 2010.

At EclipseCon (March 2010, Santa Clara, CA) the fast growing Eclipse Community will see a very well working integration for the securing and testing of RCP software. Excelsior and QFS, both specialized in Java for 10 years will show how Eclipse RCP applications can be protected from reverse engineering by compiling to native code executables AND how these precompiled GUIs can be easily tested via QF-Test, a Java GUI test tool.

Companies that want to manage the risk of IP theft and application vulnerability exposure, may use Excelsior JET to protect the sensitive code and data in their Eclipse RCP applications. And if they are interested in delivering high quality software, QF-Test offers perfect UI testing facilities for native compiled RCP applications. This combinations has proven for almost one year now and is to be presented in Santa Clara (March 23rd - 25th) for the first time.

The fact that QF-Test can be used for Java applications compiled to native executables with Excelsior JET is a remarkable technical feat for both products. In this constellation both QFS and Excelsior have a vested interest in ensuring the compatibility in future versions of their products.

Excelsior JET for Eclipse RCP

Excelsior JET, a certified Java SE 6 VM with an Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) compiler and deployment toolkit, provides specific support for Eclipse RCP with the focus on code and data protection. It enables developers to pre-compile an RCP application into a native code executable and avoid the distribution of the easy-to-hack jar files. To learn more, visit

Excelsior JET has passed the Java Compatibility Kit (JCK) test suite licensed from Sun Microsystems and is certified Java Compatible on a number of platforms. It is now used by more than 1500 customers, from Fortune 100 companies to individual programmers, in over 60 countries.     

About Excelsior

Founded in 1999, Excelsior LLC is a software company providing advanced Java execution environments and consulting services. Excelsior is a Java Authorized Licensee and a Solution Member of the Eclipse Foundation. The company's flagship product, Excelsior JET, improves performance, provides code protection, and eases deployment of Java applications on Microsoft Windows and Linux. Headquartered in the Novosibirsk Scientific Centre, Russia, Excelsior has been providing software development tools to the Russian space industry and Western high technology companies. To learn more, visit

QF-Test: Professional GUI testing for Java (Swing, SWT/RCP) and Web

Software bugs and so-called "banana ware" have regrettably become a regular part of our daily life (system crashes, security holes). Here QF-Test assists developers and testers as a professional test tool that manages creation, execution and handling of automated system tests for Java and Web applications with a graphical user interface. During the development process QF-Test acts like a virtual user and complements the grueling manual testing. Thus early recognized and corrected errors provide a high software quality, a sooner market entry and reduced consequential costs after software release.

The intuitive user interface (see screen shot) of QF-Test eases the start and leads to an early "Return on Investment". Compared with competitors QF-Test's unique selling points are:

  • considerably less expensive prices (QF-Test is available at less then 1600 € for a single floating developer),
  • the quick support directly form the authors
  • technologically pros like "robust test automation", cross-platform" and "cross-browser".

Quality First Software GmbH (QFS): Software quality worldwide - made in Germany

Founded in 2001, QFS is a German software development company located south of Munich. QFS distributes QF-Test via the Internet and has of today - January 2010 - more than 500 customers (HP, IBM, BEA, Philips, Zend… small companies, academic and public institutions) in over 40 countries. All this is shouldered by a small but highly motivated staff of eight employees: "I have never had such timely support in 16 years of IT. " Gavin Walsh, TISL, UK.


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