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Parasoft at Embedded World 2021 Showcases Integrated Automated Testing Solution for CI/CD Workflow

Parasoft | March 02, 2021

Launch of Parasoft C/C++test modifies embedded safety and security software testing.

30 years old California based Parasoft, is a global leader in automated software testing company. Parasoft launched the 2021.1 release of Parasoft C/C++test, the unified C and C++ development testing solution for embedded applications. This announcement gives embedded development teams the speed and efficiency of an up-to-date, highly automatic CI/CD pipeline with fully integrated static and unit testing for delivery of continuous compliance and excellence.

The launch of Parasoft C/C++test continues its wide-ranging support for the latest compliance standards, including the most recent release of MISRA C 2012. To efficiently attain compliance with DISA ASD STIG safety & security regulations, the C/C++test 2021.1 release announces a new configuration and support. New integrations with Gitlab, GitHub, Bitbucket, and MS Azure DevOps streamline CI/CD workflows.

Richard Sherrard, VP of Products at Parasoft said, "Embedded dev teams can deliver safe, secure, and reliable software faster by integrating automated static analysis, unit testing, and structural code coverage into their continuous delivery workflow supporting the increasing trend to migrate to Git-based CI/CD platforms. And our new integration with Jama Connect builds bidirectional traceability between requirements and tests, further automating the verification and validation of requirements."

About Parasoft

Parasoft helps organizations continuously deliver quality software with its market-proven, integrated suite of automated software testing tools. Supporting the embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets, Parasoft's technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software by integrating everything from deep code analysis and unit testing to web UI and API testing, plus service virtualization and complete code coverage, into the delivery pipeline. Bringing all this together, Parasoft's award winning reporting and analytics dashboard delivers a centralized view of quality enabling organizations to deliver with confidence and succeed in today's most strategic ecosystems and development initiatives — security, safety-critical, Agile, DevOps, and continuous testing.

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