Parasoft's Jtest Enables IBM to Deliver High Quality Java Applications

6/30/2004 - Parasoft, a leading provider of Automated Error Prevention (AEP) software solutions, announced that IBM uses Parasoft Jtest to help them prevent software errors.

As part of a global agreement with Parasoft, IBM Java developers worldwide will use Jtest— the world's first product to automate team-wide Java unit testing and coding standard enforcement—to increase the effectiveness of their Java development. Jtest automates and standardizes Java error prevention by automatically verifying compliance with 400+ Java coding standards and by automating the generation and execution of JUnit test cases.

To help developers produce reliable code in record time, Jtest analyzes classes, then generates and executes JUnit-format test cases designed to achieve maximum coverage, expose uncaught runtime exceptions, and verify requirements that were expressed using Design by Contract. Additional tests can be added by extending the generated test cases and using new or legacy JUnit test cases.

With the click of a button, developers can identify and prevent problems such as uncaught runtime exceptions, functional errors, memory leaks, performance problems, and security vulnerabilities. In addition, Jtest can standardize and manage Java error prevention across a team and support the Parasoft AEP Methodology, a new methodology for improving software quality and reliability in a team environment.

Over the past 6 years, Jtest has been recognized with numerous awards— including the prestigious Jolt Product Excellence Award— and adopted by thousands of development teams worldwide, including those at IBM.

"Parasoft is very excited by this relationship with IBM," said Mark Johnson, Parasoft Senior Vice President of Sales. "This agreement is a strong endorsement of how Parasoft’s products help our customers increase the effectiveness of their software development organizations. We estimate that there are over 3000 IBM developers worldwide now using Parasoft error-prevention products."

More about Jtest
Jtest, an Automated Error Prevention product that automates Java unit testing and coding standard compliance, is the first product to make team-wide Java unit testing and coding standard compliance practical. Using patented technologies, it has automated intelligent Java unit test case generation since 1997, integrated automated unit testing and coding standard analysis into a single solution since 1999, automated intelligent JUnit test case generation since 2002, and supported team-wide automated unit testing and coding standard compliance since 2003. Jtest also checks whether code follows over 400 coding standard rules (plus any number of custom rules) and automatically corrects most rule violations. Implementing Jtest as part of a team-wide AEP solution is a critical step in improving software quality and streamlining a team’s software development process.

About Parasoft
We make software work – Founded in 1987, Parasoft is a privately held company with over 10,000 clients worldwide, including IBM, HP and Daimler Chrysler. Parasoft provides AutomatedError Prevention solutions that combine 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 has been granted ten patents and numerous awards for the technology behind its innovative line of solutions and products. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to URL:

Jtest and Parasoft are registered trademarks of Parasoft.

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