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Automating Software Testing with VectorCAST

The VectorCAST embedded software testing platform is a family of products that automates testing activities across the software development lifecycle. The purpose of this section is to provide a high-level view of what the VectorCAST products do, how they interwork, and how you might best use them to fully meet your own software testing needs.



One of the greatest challenges faced by software groups is reducing time to market for new functionality. Most groups have a backlog of new features that are waiting for release. The bottleneck is often the time that it takes to run a full suite of system tests on a candidate release; often days or weeks. Long test times mean that tests are run late in the release cycle after weeks of changes have been integrated, and often identify blocking defects which cause release delays and unhappy customers. VectorCAST/QA allows team members to collaborate on test activities, shorten test times, and provide up to date metrics on release readiness.

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VectorCAST/C++ is a highly automated unit and integration test solution used by embedded developers to validate safety and business critical embedded systems. This dynamic test solution is widely used in the avionics, medical device, automotive, industrial controls, railway, and financial industries.

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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.

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Software Quality and Testing Completeness are linked. You cannot have quality without complete testing. For groups that want to improve quality, the hardest question to answer often is: “where do we start?” VectorCAST/Analytics helps answer that question by making it easy to gather and publish key, “where are we today?” quality metrics.

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VectorCAST/Lint is a static source code analyzer that performs module based or whole-program source code analysis on C and C++ codebases and automatically identifies problems at their source, prior to compilation. VectorCAST/Lint helps developers find programming errors and other defects earlier in the software development cycle, prior to any dynamic testing.

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VectorCAST downloads including service packs, release notes, user guides, instructions, usage notes and FLEXlm distributions are located in the Downloads section in the VectorCAST Community.



The latest VectorCAST Knowledgebase articles are now located in the Vector Knowledgebase. Please visit the knowledgebase for support questions and answers.

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All VectorCAST resources, including product descriptions, technical articles, case studies, press releases, events and webinar recordings are now located on

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The VectorCAST product and other related videos have now been moved to the Vector Informatik YouTube channel.

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About Vector Informatik

Vector has been your capable partner in the development of automobile electronics for over 25 years now. At 21 locations worldwide, over 1,800 employees support manufacturers and suppliers of the automotive industry and related industries with a professional platform of tools, software components and services for developing embedded systems. Driven by our passion for technology we develop solutions which relieve engineers of their demanding tasks. Not only do our employees work on tomorrow’s electronic technologies every single day, we also engage in education, research and social responsibility.

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