GrammaTech to supply NASA with safety software test technology
The technology is inspired by work done by the NASA/JPL Laboratory for Reliable Software (LaRS), which focuses on improving the reliability of mission-critical software. In 2006, Gerard Holzmann, the LaRS technical lead, proposed ten rules for developing safety-critical software. The list distills the large number of guidelines available to a handful of vital rules that most safety critical software-development projects can adopt as a base.
When he proposed the rules, Holzmann remarked that Tool-based checks are important because manually reviewing the hundreds of thousands of line of code that are written for larger applications is often infeasible. In the first phase of the effort, GrammaTech implemented technology that automatically checks whether software adheres to Holzmanns rules.
Two approaches are gaining traction and acceptance as partial solutions to the software safety problem. The first is the adoption of coding standards, and the second is the use of advanced static-analysis tools to both enforce compliance with the standards and uncover latent programming flaws. This work combines both of these approaches, said Paul Anderson, VP of Engineering at GrammaTech.
GrammaTechs static-analysis tools are used worldwide by startups, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. The staff includes ten PhD-level experts in programming languages and program analysis. The company has offices in Ithaca, New York, and San Jose, California.
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