Parasoft Joins Eclipse

12/10/2002 - Parasoft, leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software, announced that it has joined the Eclipse consortium to help support, create and define policies, practices and technology for the open source tool development platform.

Parasoft joins industry leaders on the Eclipse Board of Stewards, including IBM, Sybase, Fujitsu, RedHat, and Rational. Roman Salvador, Parasoft vice president of research and development, will represent Parasoft on the Board. Mr. Salvador has extensive technical knowledge and experience with application development, and has been awarded numerous patents for his work in creating Parasoft Jtest, the industry-leading tool for automated static analysis and unit testing of Java code.

The Eclipse platform allows system development, testing, and management tools from multiple vendors to be integrated providing a complete solution for users. Parasoft tools, including Jtest, SOAPtest, and WebKing, plug into and extend the platform with automatic static analysis, functional testing, load testing, and Web services verification. Eclipse has gained wide acceptance since its introduction, with more than 2.5 million download requests from the Eclipse Web site and the rapid development and release of numerous Eclipse based projects, offerings and extensions.

“Eclipse is pleased to welcome Parasoft and looks forward to their support of and participation in upcoming projects,” said Skip McGaughey, Chairperson of the Eclipse Board of Stewards. “Parasoft’s expertise in Automated Error Prevention makes it a natural fit for the Eclipse Board and community. The company is already involved in making significant contributions to the community, and will help further improve the development and delivery of next-generation applications.”

“Parasoft uses Eclipse internally and finds great value it its extensibility,” said Salvador. “We see Eclipse as the ideal platform to develop, deploy, test, and manage applications. Joining the board formalizes our commitment to actively contributing to the direction of the technology.”

Eclipse is an open source community of software development tool vendors and tool developers that has formed the core of a community interested in collaborating to create better development environments and product integration. The community shares an interest in creating products that are integrated and inter-operable in an easy to use way based upon plug-in technology. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool vendors can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. Eclipse can be found on the Web at

About Parasoft
Founded in 1987, Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention tools that hel companies improve their software development processes. The Parasoft family of Automated Error Prevention tools includes Jtest, Jcontract, CodeWizard, C++Test, Insure++, WebKing, SOAPtest and DataRecon. These tools assist teams working on C/C++, Java, Web, and enterprise applications to significantly reduce costs by shortening development cycles, improving overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft is a privately funded company, which has been granted eight patents and numerous awards Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to URL:

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