Jtest 8 Aids Process

By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2006-10-16 Print this article Print

Review: Parasoft's Java test bench extends developers' reach across classes and helps with code review.

When eWEEK Labs looked at Parasofts Jtest 8 Java test tool, we were reminded of the travails of the Apollo 13 mission. We didnt consider Jtest 8 to be a desperately jury-rigged approach to programming problems; rather, we found it to be a valuable leap beyond past tools for Java-code-error diagnosis and correction, but one that brings with it some challenges.

Click here to read the full review of Jtest 8.

Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developers' technical requirements on the company's evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter company's first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.

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