Is the software community turning from C to C++?

Given the interest we’ve seen, and the many questions we’ve received for C++ compiler test and validation solutions, we certainly think so. In our last blog we explained some of the reasons – notably the increased use of artificial intelligence in safety-critical...

How Autonomous Driving leads to AI leads to C++

Autonomous driving, which the car industry is already gearing up for in the form of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), requires vehicles to be more intelligent (at driving) than human beings. The solutions, based on stochastic deep-learning, neural networks...

Leveraging an optimizer’s strengths requires knowing its weaknesses

Most of the time, clients come to us with a specific request or problem and we try to find the best solution. Then we incorporate it in the next release of SuperTest. But we do much more than only work on a ‘you ask, we answer’ model. We like our job, so we are always...

Don’t let test coverage get lost in translation

Highly abstracted model-based design is a popular and efficient way of developing applications. You can design your model using (graphical) tools that closely reflect your application architecture, with all the advantages that brings. However, your model will...

Turn your compiler inside-out

Everyone knows that compiler test suites test the language features of a compiler. That’s what it says on the box. But there’s a lot more going on inside modern compilers than the straightforward translation of language constructs into executable code. For example,...

Using legacy compilers in a modern environment

It’s not uncommon for a locomotive or airplane to be in use for 30 years or more. Last year, a Boeing 747 used by GE Aviation was retired after 50 years of active service and the Dutch Railways still have trains in service that were introduced in 1986. However, they...