LDRA is partnering with Jama Software to deliver a test validation and verification lifecycle solution for safety- and security-critical applications in the embedded software market. The LDRA tool suite integrates with Jama Connect, enabling developers to bidirectionally trace the relationships between the stages of application development. Such transparency across the development lifecycle ensures faster development, improved code quality, and stronger risk mitigation.

By integrating the LDRA tool suite with Jama Connect, LDRA says it closes the software verification gap by showing the relationships among application requirements, code, software verification, and documentation. LDRA automates software analysis and application verification to ensure software quality, while Jama Software provides a product development platform with broader visibility into product definition and design, including build and test phases. The Jama Connect management framework exposes the relationships and dependencies among projects, teams, activities, and results. Developers can quickly trace requirements, source code, test cases, and test execution results to gain insight into testing progress, code quality, stability of the system, and validation on the host and target platforms.

With this integration, developers can analyze the application by exporting Jama Connect project artifacts or item types into LDRA’s TBmanager to identify any feedback loops on software design, certification needs, testing, or code defects. The item types are typically Jama Connect multilevel requirements and test cases, which can be kept synchronized no matter which development lifecycle methodology has been adopted, enabling teams to work with the most current records. Also, progress and evidence reports can be automatically generated at any time. This comprehensive integration is designed to greatly increase efficiency in software testing and reduce costs of producing high-quality software, including software that must go through qualification or certification.