Thursday, July 08, 2004

IBM Opens Gates to Hyades for Rational

IBM Opens Gates to Hyades for Rational
IBM Corp is standardizing software quality tools from Rational Software on an Eclipse open source framework, improving interoperability with third parties' products.

Rational's Automated Software Quality (ASQ) tools will either be based on the Eclipse Hyades project or adapted to interoperate with Hyades, IBM said yesterday.

Products under the software quality banner include IBM Rational Functional Tester for Java and Web, Robot, Performance Tester, Team Unifying Platform, PurifyPlus, Rose XDE Developer Plus and Test RealTime. IBM said it expects Hyades to feature in the next major release of the Rational tools set later this year.

IBM is a founding member of both Eclipse and Hyades. However this incremental move by Rational onto Hyades comes as IBM yesterday also announced the Continuously Ensured Quality initiative (CEQ), which it said is focused on all the roles, processes, artifacts and tools in application lifecycle management (ALM).

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