IBM to Attune Quality Tools on Open-Source Hyades

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-07-06 Print this article Print

Saying that poorly made software costs enterprises more than $22 billion a year, the company's Rational division plans to standardize its automated software quality tools on an open-source platform.

IBMs Rational division on Tuesday announced plans to standardize its automated software quality tools on an open-source platform, and the company also launched its new Continuously Ensure Quality (CEQ) initiative. IBM Corp.s Rational division, based in Lexington, Mass., said it is standardizing its testing tools on the Hyades open-source software quality platform. Hyades is a subset of the Eclipse open-source development platform. Meanwhile, IBM said its CEQ initiative will help customers address the issue of software quality and improve the process of crafting software. Company officials said poorly made software costs businesses and other organizations more than $22 billion a year.
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With CEQ, IBM is hoping to get organizations to think about quality early in the development process, essentially baking quality into the process at every phase, the company said. The Hyades project began in 2002 and provides an infrastructure for tool interoperability to unify software quality efforts across development projects. IBM is making its Rational testing tools Hyades-compliant. Check out eWEEK.coms Developer & Web Services Center at for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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