Cast Software says that it "launched a methodology" to analyze and certify the quality of a software application's full output. The software analysis firm says that until now, only the development process was able to certified, not the final output.
Cast provides an X-ray (of sorts) for a company's software, measuring its quality and readiness. The new certification bids to help software infrastructure pass standards defined by industry-recognized CISQ criteria, and provides transparency into the quality of a final product.
"Buildings, roads, and bridges must comply with engineering standards before they are integrated into public infrastructure. Similarly, software engineers need a way to measure the quality of newly developed or enhanced software — before they are deployed into environments that impact all of us. This standard model was not available until now," said Cast's Lev Lesokhin.
This new certification is based on quality standards published by the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) — an independent industry group of software technology professionals.
Using its own application intelligence software as a base, the company says that it has introduced "fact-based transparency" into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline.