September 22, 2010

How To Evaluate Embedded Software Test Tools

If you haven't noticed, we've been pretty busy on VectorCAST.com lately. We've recently added several new customer success stories and we have updated all of our whitepapers. Many of our whitepapers and customer success stories no longer require registration before downloading. Here is an excerpt from "How To Evaluate Embedded Software Test Tools", our most popular downloaded whitepaper.

Posted by Michael Rielly in Coding Standards, Tips & Tricks

September 20, 2010

VectorCAST Cookout

Here are a few pictures from our cookout on Friday. Every year we invite our neighbors on the other side of the building for an annual cookout lunch. Here are a few pictures from this year's event. I didn't get any pictures of the Deviled Eggs, but they were awesome!

Posted by Michael Rielly in

September 16, 2010

Is there a danger in over testing?

Gary at DevExpress asks the question: "Does Testing Make You a Bad Programmer?"

Overall, I agree with Gary's comments. But I disagree on the conclusion.

Posted by John Paliotta in Coding Standards

September 08, 2010

Why Code Coverage is Necessary

Before you submit your final code for certification, how confident are you that you have completely exercised the application under all situations? Did your final tests only run the application under a best-case scenario? Niro has a great post on the benefits of Code Coverage. As Niro points out, one of the challenges developers have is knowing when their software meets a sufficient level of quality so that it is ready to ship to customers. But the only way to ensure that your software will not contain any defects is to test it.

Posted by Michael Rielly in Aerospace, Avionics, Railway

September 06, 2010

Airlines Are Cutting Costs With Automated C Unit Testing

VectorCAST has been getting mentioned a lot lately. All good of course! :D Here's the latest one. In a PR Carbon article entitled, Airlines Are Cutting Costs With Automated C Unit Testing, VectorCAST was identified as the standard used by leading aerospace companies for software quality and testing on safety and critical applications.

Airlines Are Cutting Costs With Automated C Unit Testing Both airports and airlines are facing rising costs and revenue growth constraints. There is now an increased push within the airline industry toward cutting... Continue reading »

Posted by Michael Rielly in Avionics, Defense

September 03, 2010

Our VectorCAST YouTube channel is now online!

Well, as I mentioned in our inaugural post this week, expect to start seeing a lot new things around here. :D Check out the VectorCAST YouTube channel!

Here's our first video posted on YouTube. Look for more videos coming soon!

Posted by Michael Rielly in News

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