Integration of VectorCAST with Change-Based Testing and SuperTest reduces compiler validation time

Amsterdam and London – 8 December 2015 – Solid Sands and Vector Software are pleased to announce their partnership. Solid Sands, the supplier of SuperTest, the industry-leading and largest compiler test and validation suite for C and C++ and Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, have joined forces to integrate VectorCAST with SuperTest. This will reduce compiler revalidation time to the absolute minimum by only executing test cases which are impacted by compiler code changes and reporting in a standardized format, thus giving Project Management minimal disruption and an immediate shift back to on-time delivery.

“VectorCAST’s powerful Change-Based Testing now supports compiler revalidation through SuperTest, addressing customer demand to reduce or remove the impact of compiler changes on projects.” said William McCaffrey, COO at Vector Software. “Additionally, SuperTest users now have access to the power and reporting of VectorCAST’s test automation platform”.

“We are very excited that with this integration we are able to answer the demand we receive from compiler developers and users. For the compiler developer, SuperTest uses VectorCAST to examine the internal structure of the compiler to highlight points where unit tests need to be developed.” said Marianne Damstra, CCO at Solid Sands. “For end users of open source compilers, particularly in safety-critical domains, this opens up a feasible route to improve compiler quality by tracing the impact of changes in new versions. It significantly reduces the effort required to qualify a compiler update by focusing on the new change through change-based testing.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™ test solution. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to easily automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide, and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Solid Sands B.V. Solids Sands is the one-stop shop for C and C++ compiler testing, validation and safety services. With SuperTest, Solid Sands offers the largest compiler test and validation suite with a unique level of compiler test coverage. SuperTest starts where other suites end. SuperTest supports its customers to achieve a high software quality level required by several ISO standards. More information on Solid Sands product and services is available at and you can follow us on LinkedIn.