Lethal Avionics: How Complexity and Automation Can Impact Safety in the Cockpit

Lethal Avionics: How Complexity and Automation Can Impact Safety in the Cockpit

| By Anonymous | September 26, 2016

Modern avionics systems have intelligently evolved over the years with three clear goals in mind: increase automation within the cockpit, reduce workload for pilots and, last but not least, increase safety. This journey of evolution...

On the Road with Steve Barriault - Vector Software

On the Road with Steve Barriault - I feel like a steamed dumpling!

| By Steve Barriault | August 25, 2016

I know it has been a long time since I've written one of these. Honestly, these days my team and I are arch-busy. VectorCAST is being adopted by more and more folks. That makes for...

Dr Andrew V. Jones - Vector Software

New Vector Software Innovation Lab Explores the Effects of Software Testing and Cybersecurity

| By Anna Barcelos | August 23, 2016

Headed up by Dr Andrew Jones, research engineer at Vector Software, the newly-launched Vector Software Innovation Lab’s latest project is exploring the application of dynamic unit testing in software security. The innovation lab believes that...

Remembering John Day, Industry Expert in Automotive Electronics and Vietnam War Veteran

Remembering John Day, Industry Expert in Automotive Electronics and Vietnam War Veteran

| By Michael Rielly | August 11, 2016

We are deeply saddened by the passing of John Day, U.S. Army veteran and electronics industry expert, who passed away on July 31, 2016.

John’s contributions to the engineering community will be greatly missed....

How Baseline Testing can help with your legacy code bases

How Baseline Testing can help with your legacy code bases

| By Bill McCaffrey | July 11, 2016

Baseline Testing, also known as characterization testing provides multiple benefits to your organization. One of which is filling the gaps on legacy code bases that have inadequate test cases. Often the lack of sufficient tests...

Vector Software’s Dr Andrew V. Jones Presenting at NIST Software Security Workshop

Vector Software’s Dr Andrew V. Jones Presenting at NIST Software Security Workshop

| By Anna Barcelos | July 07, 2016

Dr Andrew V. Jones will present “Dynamically Proving That Security Issues Exist” at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Software Measures and Metrics to Reduce Security Vulnerabilities Workshop on Tuesday, July 12, 2016...

Actionable Quality Metrics: The Missing Link to Improving Software Quality

Actionable Quality Metrics: The Missing Link to Improving Software Quality

| By Bill McCaffrey | July 06, 2016

Software projects typically fall into two categories: maintenance of legacy applications and development of new applications. Naturally, each presents its own unique challenge. For example, legacy applications are often under-tested and overly complex, and understanding...

Functional Safety Challenges for Automotive Systems

Functional Safety Challenges for Automotive Systems

| By Bill McCaffrey | June 28, 2016

The tragic news of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin , crushed to death when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward down his driveway, has prompted Fiat Chrysler to speed up its recall plans...

The Importance of Software Verification and Validation for Automotive Functional Safety

The Importance of Software Verification and Validation for Automotive Functional Safety

| By Bill McCaffrey | June 07, 2016

Competition in the automotive industry is intense. Successful companies must constantly innovate by introducing new features, many of which contain significant amounts of software. The automobile has been transformed from primarily a mechanical device, into...

John Paliotta CTO, Vector Software

The Industrial Internet of Things: Why Software Quality Matters

| By John Paliotta | June 03, 2016

I’ve been invited to speak at the upcoming Internet of Things Expo in New York City about why software quality is an increasingly critical concern in the Industrial Internet of Things environment. Here’s my take...

The Importance of Software Safety Certification for Medical Devices and Equipment

The Importance of Software Safety Certification for Medical Devices and Equipment

| By Bill McCaffrey | May 31, 2016

A wide variety of medical devices incorporate embedded software. Some of these devices such as: X-ray scanners, heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing monitors, are used for analyzing patients. Others such as defibrillator and medication...

Code Health Check

Poor Code Health is bad for Business. Give your Code a Check-up!

| By Anna Barcelos | May 24, 2016

The volume of software worldwide continues to grow exponentially, and software quality has simply not kept pace. This has caused the industry to reach a crisis point in terms of mounting technical debt that has...

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