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Perforce and Parasoft Modernise Software Development Processes Through a Unified Collaboration and Development Testing Platform

Integration of social code review and defect prevention testing boosts code quality while shortening software release cycles

Key Points:

  • Technology from Parasoft and Perforce enables joint customers to improve code quality early in the development process
  • Quality tests can now be performed as part of the code review process rather than after the code is committed to the mainline
  • End-to-end collaboration between teams accelerates Continuous Delivery

ALAMEDA, Calif (June 24, 2014) - Perforce Software and Parasoft today announced the integration of Parasoft's Development Testing Platform, which helps developers prevent software defects, with Perforce Swarm, the leading social coding solution from Perforce. Together, the two technologies streamline critical components of an enterprise's continuous delivery pipeline.

Swarm enables globally dispersed development teams to collaborate on their code. It provides code review workflows - before or after code is committed - and conversations in context of the code. Parasoft's Continuous Testing Platform helps developers meet business expectations by preventing software defects that lead to catastrophic application failures. It provides complete capabilities for service virtualisation and development testing for distributed applications.

The joint solution automates the code quality processes and enables developers to collaborate on bugs and fixes. The integration automatically retrieves the latest version of code from Perforce's source control repository and performs advanced analysis such as static code analysis or unit testing according to predefined policies. These tests are executed as part of the code review process from within Swarm. If the test fails, the reviewers are notified. When a reviewer examines code changes, results of testing are also made available in Swarm to facilitate a more informed decision about the code review. Using proven development testing practices, reviewers can easily verify whether the code change conforms to the quality best practices prescribed by the enterprise.

"Code quality impacts the stability, security and performance of the end product, which is why defect testing is critical," said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. "With this integration, code review, code analysis, build, and test are now a single seamless process, which helps companies reduce the time between a good idea and getting that product into their customers' hands."

"Automated development testing practices combined with collaborative code review deliver an unparalleled level of defect prevention," added Wayne Ariola, chief strategy officer at Parasoft. "Whereas it takes human intelligence to validate the correct functionality, technologies like static code analysis and unit testing can expose elusive defects that would most likely not be detected by the human eye."

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About Parasoft
For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organisations define and deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API testing, and service virtualisation, we reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. Parasoft's enterprise and embedded development solutions are the industry's most comprehensive-including static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional & load testing, dev/test environment management, and more. The majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Parasoft in order to produce top-quality software consistently and efficiently. For more information, visit www.parasoft.com

About Perforce Software
Perforce version management solutions power Continuous Delivery. Perforce is trusted by industry-leading companies like Salesforce.com, SAP and the New York Stock Exchange to manage their most valuable IP. Perforce products help teams work in concert on important digital assets including software code, documents, multimedia, spreadsheets, images and more. They are unique in their ability to handle large and distributed collections of content, enabling higher productivity, lower costs, improved security and compliance. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with international operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit www.perforce.com.

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