Our Company

Our Company

Solid Sands, based in Amsterdam, is the leading provider of compiler testing and qualification technology in North-America, Europe and Asia. Our mission is to put quality into C. We do that by improving the quality of C and C++ compilers, libraries and analysis tools, and by enabling their safe and secure use. SuperTest, the best possible compiler test and validation suite, helps Solid Sands’ customers to achieve the compiler quality level required by the ISO language and functional safety standards. With its history in compiler development, its knowledge of past, current and upcoming versions of the C and C++ standards, and the development of new analysis and optimizations techniques for new use cases, Solid Sands stays at the forefront of tools testing and qualification.

The history of Solid Sands and SuperTest

November 2020

SuperTest Vermeer Release Update 2

February 2020

SuperTest Vermeer Release Update 1

Fully updated calling convention tester, new test suite for C18, SuperTest GUI and more

November 2019

Solid Sands 5 Year Anniversary

Johannes Vermeer is known for his photorealistic attention to detail using pigments such as lapis lazuli to create a world more perfect than the real one. It is still a mystery how he was able to achieve the masterly treatment of light and color in his work, since the appreciation of his paintings came only two centuries after his death. SuperTest aims to attain the same perfection as Vermeer, but without the mystery.

May 2019 

SuperTest Vermeer Release 

October 2018

SuperTest Mondrian Release Update 3

Native Windows tools for SuperTest, requirements traceability tool, Jenkins integration and more

October 2017

SuperTest Mondrian Release Update 2

C++14 test suite, CGtrainer suite for initial code generator development, size tracking and more

October 2016

SuperTest Mondrian Release Update 1

C11 test suite, extended C99 math library testing and more

January 2016

SuperTest Mondrian Release

With this new Release of SuperTest Solid Sands celebrates its Dutch heritage by highlighting one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Piet Mondrian. Mondrian is known for his clarity and strive for perfection. Solid Sands is motivated to achieve the same level of excellence in SuperTest.

“We are very proud to be the first on the market with a MISRA-C conformance suite”

Marcel Beemster, CTO

Solid Sands

January 2015

SuperTest Rembrandt Release Update 3

New test files for C++11, extended testing of C++ Argument Dependent Lookup and more

November 2014

Solid Sands Started

Solid Sands started in November 2014 and has its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our mission is to put quality into C. We do that by improving the quality of C and C++ compilers, libraries and analysis tools, and their safe and secure use, with the best possible test and validation suite.

1984

SuperTest Started

When SuperTest started, there was only K&R C. As ISO standardization progressed, SuperTest was extended to track the latest developments. We plugged holes in the suite by adding tests for errors not initially found. We created generators to add systematic testing for complex parameter spaces. SuperTest is now the most complete validation suite for C and C++ available.

SuperTest: the industry standard for C and C++ compiler and library testing!