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VectorCAST/Ada is a dynamic software test solution that automates Ada unit and integration testing, which is necessary for validating safety- and mission-critical embedded systems.
- Moves testing from a manual process to engineering rigor
- Can be used on new or legacy applications
- Makes developer testing a streamlined and repeatable technology
- Proven reduction in cost by automating the creation of frameworks to isolate newly developed code
- Enables attention to quality without derailing development time
- Supports Ada 83, Ada 95, Ada 2005, and Ada 2012
VectorCAST/AdaAda Unit and Integration Testing
Traditionally, Ada unit and integration testing is performed by developers as the code is built. As individual software components are created, test code is generated to take the place of the external interfaces of the code under test. This test code, typically called a test harness, is made up of drivers to stimulate the functions of the code being tested, and stubs to take the place of dependent functions that are called by the code being tested. Our software automates the creation of stubs and drivers as part of the creation of the test harness, giving developers time to focus on building quality and thorough test cases.
With VectorCAST/Ada, unit testing can be done natively or on your specific target or target simulator. VectorCAST’s run-time support package, VectorCAST/RSP, is the add-on module that makes executing your test cases on target hardware automatic and seamless. Additionally, tests can be developed in a host environment and re-executed on an embedded target to validate target and cross-compiler performance.
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How it Works
How to Automate Ada Embedded Software Testing with VectorCAST/Ada
VectorCAST/Ada parses your source code and invokes code generators to automatically create the test code (stubs and drivers) required to construct a complete, executable test harness. After the test harness is constructed, utilities can be used to build and execute test cases; show code covered, and report static measurements. Test data is kept separately from the test harness, enabling easy automatic regression testing.
Components of the VectorCAST executable harness:
- test driver – main program that
- source file(s) under test
- complete stubs for dependent functions
- source files for any dependent units that are not stubbed
The test harness is data-driven, meaning the harness reads test data during execution. This approach eliminates the need to compile and link a new executable harness for each new test.
VectorCAST/Ada also generates code coverage metrics which indicate which areas of the code that you are testing still have not been tested. The easy-to-read code coverage viewer indicates down to the line of code where there is testing left to be done, and can support the different levels of coverage specified in various industry standards like DO-178B.
Ada Supported Compilers
All VectorCAST/Ada generated test-harness components are automatically compiled and linked, using your compiler. An interface to your compiler’s debugger is also provided so that you can run test cases under control of the debugger. No additional configuration is required.
Which VectorCAST/Ada edition is right for you?
Find the edition that fits your needs.
Automatic unit and integration testing with code coverage instrumentation.
For projects that want automated black-box and white-box unit and integration testing, as well as code coverage analysis.
All of the Pro features plus, enterprise test management, testing multiple code configurations, change based testing, fault-injection, covered-by-analysis editor.
For projects that want all of the Pro features, plus: multi-configuration testing, change-based testing, CI Server Integration with Jenkins, Python access to test and coverage data, fault injection, and manual code coverage analysis.
|Automatic Test Harness Generation, including complete test driver and intelligent stubs / mocks|
|Automated Test Generation|
|Type-aware Point and Click Test Editor|
|Script-based Regression Testing|
|Source Code Instrumentation for Statement, Branch, and MC/DC Coverage|
|Mapping between Software Requirements and Test Cases|
|Code Coverage Viewer and Reporting|
|VectorCAST/RSP for Embedded Target Support|
|Enterprise Testing Features, including Testing multiple configurations, Python API to access test data, CLI for CI/CT integration including Jenkins.|
|Covered by Analysis (CBA)|
* available as an add on