Parasoft Adds RuleWizard to .TEST to Create Coding Standards

9/17/2003 - Parasoft, leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software solutions announced the addition of RuleWizard to Parasoft .TEST, enabling users of .TEST to easily customize and create coding standards for the development of Web services and applications built with the Microsoft® .NET Framework.

Since its release in May, .TEST has shipped with a set of over 200 built-in coding standards, or language-specific rules that help prevent software errors. With the addition of RuleWizard, users can now design custom coding standards by graphically expressing the pattern they want .TEST to find during static analysis. Rules are created using a point-and-click interface, which enables developers to select a main "node," then add elements until the rule expresses the pattern they wish to detect.

"It’s common knowledge that the same errors tend to occur over and over in software development, because most companies fix errors without fixing the process that allowed them to occur - this is evident from simply watching industry news over the last few weeks," said Gary Brunell, Parasoft Vice President of Professional Services. "Predefined coding standards can help prevent a number of errors, but companies need the ability to easily customize and add their own corporate rules to reap the full benefit of coding standards within a group environment. The key is to learn from each error they encounter and modify their process so they can prevent entire classes of similar errors in the future."

What are Coding Standards?
Coding standards are language-specific rules that have been defined by industry experts, language-specific communities, industry consortia, the government and individual companies for most programming languages, to prevent the most common and damaging errors in software code. By analyzing how bugs are generated, and correlating these bugs to specific coding practices, they are able to develop a set of rules that could be used to help prevent such errors from occurring. In a group environment, coding standards ensure uniform coding practices, reducing the occurrence of errors and the time spent in code reviews.

About .TEST
Parasoft .TESTTM is an Automated Error Prevention product for Visual C# .NET, Visual Basic .NET, and managed Visual C++ .NET. .TEST performs static analysis and unit testing for classes written on the Microsoft® .NET Framework, without requiring developers to write a single test scenario or stub. With the click of a button, it automatically performs a complete range of static and dynamic tests on your .NET source code. From traditional to extreme programming, integrating .TEST into the development process automates a vital testing technique for any programming process, preventing software errors and ensuring that code is structurally sound, maintainable and portable.

.TEST runs on the Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating systems and works with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. .TEST is available as a stand-alone tool, or as part of Parasoft’s Web services Solution. Pricing starts at $3495 for single user (machine locked). Pricing is the suggested list for the United States only.

About Parasoft
We make software work. – Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention solutions that combine advanced products, services and expertise to help companies automatically prevent errors throughout the software lifecycle, to improve software quality and reliability. Based on Parasoft AEP Methodology, the company’s solutions and products automate practices such as coding standards, static analysis, unit testing, regression testing, load & stress testing, functional testing, integration testing, application testing and monitoring. The solutions enable software development and IT organizations to significantly reduce costs by shortening production cycles, improving overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft is has been granted nine patents and numerous awards for the technology behind its innovative line of solutions and products. Founded in 1987, Parasoft is a privately held company whose clients include IBM, HP, Daimler Chrysler and over 10,000 companies worldwide. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to URL:

Parasoft is a registered trademark of Parasoft. .TEST and Parasoft AEP Methodology are trademarks of Parasoft.

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