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...

Functional Safety Challenges for IIoT Software Development

Functional Safety Challenges for IIoT Software Development

| By Bill McCaffrey | May 17, 2016

By now you probably have heard a lot about the “Internet of Things”. Countless connected gadgets like, voice controlled toasters, smart toothbrushes, and Bluetooth light bulbs promise to be integrated into every aspect of our...

Long Live Ada!

Long Live Ada!

| By Bill McCaffrey | April 26, 2016

If you’ve heard some of the myths over the years proclaiming that Ada is “dead” or “outdated,” you may have developed some misconceptions. However, the Ada programming language is in fact...

The importance of Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing

The importance of Continuous Integration and Continuous Testing

| By Bill McCaffrey | April 13, 2016

Last month Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled the $35,000 Tesla Model 3, calling it "a mass-market, affordable car" that can also drive "at least 215 miles" without recharging. The response has been overwhelming. To...

Why are Legacy Code Bases One of the Biggest Challenges in Software Today – And What Can You Do About it?

Why are Legacy Code Bases One of the Biggest Challenges in Software Today – And What Can You Do About it?

| By Bill McCaffrey | March 23, 2016

Software was once seen as something that could be written once and used many times without ever “breaking down.” But the illusion slowly faded when problems began to appear, ultimately caused...

On The Road with Steve Barriault: Land of Mystery

On The Road with Steve Barriault: Land of Mystery

| By Steve Barriault | March 15, 2016

Just spent a few days in Japan - a land with exquisite, extremely polite people and excellent food. And, one must admit, a country with a good dose of mystery.

There are some things...

Why does my car have so much software?

Why does my car have so much software?

| By John Paliotta | March 08, 2016

I recently returned from Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg Germany, which provides a great opportunity to spend time chatting with customers, partners, and the media. It seems each year there is more emphasis...

On the Road with Steve Barriault

On The Road With Steve Barriault - Changing Worlds On The Double!

| By Steve Barriault | March 01, 2016

It all started from a cold place in Quebec on Saturday visiting a shack 50 km in the wilderness in a snowmobile (as you can see in the photo), and it ended up in the...

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Join Vector Software, Polarion to Discuss Software Challenges of Embedded Systems

| By Anna Barcelos | February 25, 2016

Complimentary Webinar from Vector Software and Polarion Software

Test Strategies and Risk Mitigation for IoT and Embedded Systems

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST

The thriving Internet of Things (IoT)...

2015 Software Testing Technology Report - Vector Software

What Software Testing Trends are Users Actually Embracing in the Real World?

| By Anna Barcelos | February 09, 2016

As the world around us increasingly becomes more dependent on the products whose functionality is controlled by software -- and the demand for improved product quality and regulations become more stringent than ever -- software...

What do these Tests do?

What do these Tests do?

| By John Paliotta | January 26, 2016

Our engineering team is constantly re-evaluating how we work to make our jobs as friction-free as possible. I often tell customers that we are not perfect, and that we share many of their challenges in...

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