NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Purchases ISM's Predictive Tool Suite; Predictive Tools Will Be Used for Mission-Critical Software.FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- Integrated Software Separate software components or applications that have been combined into one package. See integrated software package. Metrics, Inc. (ISM See ISM band. ) has announced that the NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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GSFC Gujarat State Fertilisers Corporation ) recently purchased ISM's Predictive (TM) tool suite for use in their Software Assurance Technology Center. NASA GSFC will use the tools to analyze multiple software projects within the Center's earth-orbiting spacecraft programs. These critical software projects generate code that is used for research; for control, tasking, and monitoring of spacecraft; and mission safety. NASA GSFC purchased a 5-project license of the Predictive (TM) tool suite.
Predictive (TM) tools help organizations predict errors in software code during the development cycle, enabling them to focus their resources on fixing code sooner and at lower cost. Software errors often aren't found until the late stages of the software development cycle, when it's very costly to go back and fix them. There is also the risk of releasing bad quality software, or creating life-critical situations. Therefore, organizations must have a way to find errors sooner in the cycle, and that's what the Predictive (TM) tool suite is designed to do.
Predictive (TM) tools were created and tested on large software projects, on several hundred thousand lines of code The statements and instructions that a programmer writes when creating a program. One line of this "source code" may generate one machine instruction or several depending on the programming language. A line of code in assembly language is typically turned into one machine instruction. - similar in size to the projects at NASA GSFC. Predictive (TM) Lite analyzes source code and applies metrics to predict where errors will occur, automatically setting thresholds for code analysis. Predictive (TM) Pro includes heuristics capabilities. Predictive (TM) Server contains all of the features of Lite and Pro, and is scalable for network or distributed deployment. The Predictive (TM) tool suite is a powerful set of tools that can be used for any size of software project and across multiple projects, and are designed for those who develop and manage software, including project managers and individual developers. More information about the Predictive (TM) tools can be found at ISM's website, www.ismwv.com.
INTEGRATED SOFTWARE METRICS, INC. is a software company committed to innovation in predictive software development and management tools. ISM's technology was developed in collaboration with customers on several complex software development projects. ISM is privately held and is headquartered in Fairmont, West Virginia Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 19,097 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marion CountyGR6. .