December 23, 2011

Steve Barriault: Korean car

After ten years of reliable driving, I finally decided to buy a new car. Like many people I want a car that "looks" like me. For me, this means a car loaded with electronics. I guess this is because I am always working with Automotive software. I like to see it in action outside the of development lab. During my trips to our automotive customers, I have seen a lot of pretty cools things. I guess I wanted to get some of that coolness for myself. So after some soul (and Internet) searching, we bought a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid for Christmas.

Posted by Steve Barriault in VectorCAST In Action

December 16, 2011

How's this for a big bug?

Here in Rhode Island a sure sign of the season is when the Big Blue Bug dons its holiday lights. The Big Blue Bug, also known as Nibbles Woodaway, is the giant termite mascot of New England Pest Control, located along I-95 in Providence. Nibbles is 9 feet tall and 58 feet long; exactly 928 times the size of an actual termite! Rhode Island's favorite bug was made famous in the movie Dumb & Dumber.

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Posted by Michael Rielly in Journal Entry

December 13, 2011

News: Lockheed Martin Selects VectorCAST for DO-178B Level A equivalent software development on C-130J Super Hercules systems

Mixed language support enables improved software quality and development effectiveness Providence, RI -- [via] Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software test tools for mission and safety critical embedded systems, announced today Lockheed Martin Corporation has chosen the VectorCAST platform for integrating and testing their C-130J Super Hercules Special Mission Processor software. Lockheed Martin's C-130J Super Hercules is the world's most... Continue reading »

Posted by Michael Rielly in Aerospace, News

December 07, 2011

Happy Customers

I visited with three projects this week in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. One thing each had in common was that they had an internal champion pushing for the adoption of formal unit testing processes and tools, as well as the benefits of continuous integration and regression testing that they will lead to. Each project has a different reason for wanting to get there, but the end goals are the same: higher quality software, less time spent testing later in the life-cycle, and happy customers -- which also happen to include certification authorities! :) One of the key leading indicators of success when adopting new technologies, is that there is an internal champion who will drive the organization toward success with the new technology. Part of my job is to provide all the back-up... Continue reading »

Posted by Lynda Gaines in VectorCAST In Action

December 02, 2011

News: Vector Software Expands Support for the Green Hills Software INTEGRITY Real-Time Operating System

Providence, RI -- [via] - Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software test tools for embedded systems, announced today the integration of the VectorCAST tool suite with the newest release of the INTEGRITY® Real-time Operating System (RTOS) from Green Hills Software®. Release 11 of INTEGRITY maintains its industry leadership for delivering the most secure, reliable operating system in the industry and is built around a proven separation kernel architecture - providing embedded systems with total reliability, absolute security, and maximum real-time performance. Vector Software has supported the Green Hills INTEGRITY... Continue reading »

Posted by Michael Rielly in News, Partners

November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of you who celebrate the American holiday Thanksgiving, everyone here at Vector Software would like to wish you a wonderful holiday! We will be closed for the next few days to relax with friends and family. But while we are away, feel free to browse through a few of our videos on :)

Posted by Michael Rielly in Journal Entry