LDRA Launches TBvision for Standards Compliance Testing

LDRA® (Booth 3016), the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has launched TBvision, a brand new product which provides companies with the ability to easily see that how the source code performs against security vulnerabilities, fault-detection and adherence to the required quality standards. Aimed at enhancing collaboration and communication between development teams, TBvision enables managers, team workers and individual developers to collectively monitor testing and quality metrics.

Recognizing the increased need for graphical ability to show code quality, fault detection and avoidance measures, TBvision incorporates next-generation reporting capabilities. As a highly flexible solution, TBvision provides users with the ability to quickly and easily view results in call graphs, flow graphs and code review reports. These graphical feedback mechanisms represent the system and show project teams the quality of the code generated in an easy-to-read, intuitive format.

“The advanced reporting measures of TBvision enable users to quickly assess the portability, dependability, testability, maintainability, complexity and style of code generated by project teams,” noted Ian Hennell, Operations Director at LDRA. “These measures combine to provide valuable project code metrics to testers, developers, and project managers. With a mission to assist in the creation of zero-defect software development, LDRA has yet again given companies an easy-to-use tool that better identifies problems, which in turn speeds development and reduces cost.”

Using TBvision, software teams can effectively enforce industry or company coding standards, which deliver tangible benefits that assist in assessing the quality of the code produced and deliver immediate return on investment. LDRA provides industry standard support for the MISRA-C:1998 and MISRA-C:2004, HIS (Herstellerinitiative Software), GJB (Chinese Military Standard) and the CERT C secure coding standard for the C programming language. LDRA allows users to enforce many of the known security vulnerabilities identified in the SAMATE Reference Dataset (SRD).

The LDRA tool suite provides the most comprehensive C and C++ coding standards enforcement available on the market today and this has now been enhanced to support the imminent launch of MISRA-C++:2008. LDRA also worked with Lockheed Martin to develop the JSF AV++ standard.

With a mission to assist in the creation of zero-defect software development, LDRA continues to advance automated code analysis and testing tools. LDRA will target TBvision for the highly complex security- and safety-critical markets common in industry sectors such as military and aerospace, automotive, communications, infrastructure and medical.

“We are committed to helping our customers create source code that is dependable, testable, maintainable, portable and fault-free,” added Hennell. “The exciting addition of TBvision to the LDRA tool suite is a testament to LDRA’s continuing commitment to advancing technology, and this will redefine usability and maintain LDRA’s position as the market leader in software quality and testing tools.”

About the LDRA tool suite
Many ground-breaking testing techniques have been derived from methodologies developed by LDRA. The LDRA tool suite assists with the eight primary tasks required to achieve an organization’s software development and maintenance goals. It can be utilized by an entire project team, ranging from developers, QA managers, test engineers, project managers and maintenance/support engineers, to automate the software development lifecycle. Through the deployment of the LDRA tool suite companies are able to deliver well constructed, documented and tested software and, in addition, benefit from significant time, cost and operational savings for their businesses.

About LDRA
For more than thirty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software used for the automation of code analysis and software testing of safety critical applications. The LDRA tool suite is used in the aerospace, space and defense technology industries as well as the nuclear energy and automotive industries. Through the use of the LDRA tool suite companies ensure that their systems are built in accordance to prescribed standards and are durable and reliable in use. The LDRA tool suite is available for a multiplicity of programming languages and supports a wide range of host and target platforms. LDRA is represented world-wide with its head office in the UK and subsidiaries in the USA as well as through an extensive distributor network.