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IBM Rational Goes Hyades With Testing Tools Offerings


IBM Rational says it will standardize its suite of automated software quality (ASQ) tools on the Hyades open-source platform. Rational says, “By making its software quality tools Hyades-compliant, Rational will provide third-party testing tool vendors and IT organizations with a standardized platform on which to build products, reducing the need to re-create baseline capabilities such as HTTP load testing and runtime analysis.”

The vendor added these details:

The Hyades Project, formed in late 2002, is a subgroup of the Eclipse open-source project that is focused on providing the necessary infrastructure to ensure the tool interoperability and data traceability required to unify all software quality efforts performed across the application development and deployment cycle.

Although several software organizations are part of the Hyades community, IBM Rational is the first tier-one vendor to publicize its intent to base all of its future software quality tools and capabilities on the platform. Similar to other open source projects such as Linux and Eclipse, IBM Rational expects that by providing its support to the effort, other vendors and ISVs will follow suit in order to create a better environment of interoperability amongst testing tool products.

IBM Rational's standardization on to the Hyades platform coincides with the unveiling of its Continuously Ensure Quality initiative (CEQ). As the problem of poorly constructed software costs organizations more than $22 billion per year, software development teams must enact improved processes to combat the problem. Rational's CEQ initiative provides the framework for those improvements.

CEQ aims to instill a commitment in organizations to embrace quality as a guiding principle that touches every phase of the software development and deployment cycle. Organizations must build quality in, not treat it as an afterthought. Every individual in an organization, from the business analyst to the IT operator, can improve application quality through vigilance and a shared sense of responsibility for business and customer success.

"Software development employs the only engineers in the world that are routinely allowed to make mistakes," said Geoff Bessin, market manager, software quality, IBM Rational. "Worse, many failed projects suffer from poor problem analysis - that is, they were doomed before development wrote a line of code. At Rational, we believe that following a process and using tools that support these processes is the best way to ensure quality in software development.

With CEQ, Rational will focus on every phase, role, process, artifact and building tools and capabilities explicitly targeting the proactive assurance of quality. This includes everything from business process modeling to IT management and monitoring.

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