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Parasoft C++test developer toolkit integrated into IDEs

The Parasoft C++test 7.0 developer toolkit has been released as plugins for Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio. Developers can write code, test code, review errors and debug test cases from a single environment.

Parasoft Corp. has integrated its Parasoft C++test with Eclipse 3.1 and 3.2 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 and 2005. The developer toolkit now comes as plugins to those two integrated development environments (IDE) and features menus, shortcuts, wizards, error-to-source code traceback and views for analyzing and addressing test findings.

That means from a single environment, developers can access existing projects or create new ones, write code, test that code, review errors and coverage from testing, correct coding standard violations, debug test cases, extend automatically-generated test suites, and add updated code and test assets to source control.

To help make that happen is the new Bug Detective. By automatically tracing and simulating execution paths, Bug Detective exposes runtime bugs that would be difficult and time-consuming to find through manual testing or inspections. Users can find, diagnose and fix classes of software errors that standard analysis and unit testing normally can't find.

The release also features a new Code Review module. This module automates preparation, notification and tracking of peer code reviews, addressing the known shortcomings of this development practice. With the Code Review module, teams can establish a bulletproof review process -- where all new code gets reviewed and all identified issues are resolved.

Parasoft C++test 7.0 integrates with Wind River Workbench versions 2.5 and higher for device development environments. Wind River Workbench is an Eclipse-based integrated development suite that supports both VxWorks and Linux operating systems, as well as a wide range of processor architectures. The Parasoft C++test plugin for Wind River Workbench provides Workbench users with easy access to Parasoft C++test's full coding standard analysis and unit testing capabilities.

And with the release of Insure++ 7.1, Parasoft now verifies proper use of the Standard Template Library (STL) during runtime, and offers users dynamic verification of STL containers, iterators, pointers, and references. Users will now be able to find insidious bugs resulting from improper STL usage.

For more information on Parasoft C++test, please visit Parasoft's Web site.

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