|Company and product
Testwell develops and markets software
testing tools for C, C++ and Java languages. We operate
internationally, directly and via distributors. We have customers in
over 20 countries, in Europe, Far East and the USA working on
demanding applications: telecommunication, cellular phones, health
care, transportation, banking, space, and others.
Although being capable in demanding use cases, these tools have
been designed with ordinary grass-root programmers/testers in mind.
These tools are easy to learn and use. By means of their automation
support the efficiency of the testing work can be greatly enhanced.
These tools also facilitate the use of "the sound software
engineering principles" without extra bureaucratic pain to the
Before Testwell its products had been developed for quite many
years already. The initial versions of our products have been
developed at the Tampere site of companies Oy Softplan Ab, Nokia
Data Systems Oy and ICL Personal Systems Oy. Softplan was an
innovative software house, a subsidiary to Nokia Data, later merged
to its parent. Nokia Data was the computer manufacturing branch of
the Nokia Corp., later acquired by ICL Plc.
In early 80's Nokia Data developed an Ada based computer called
Nokia MPS 10 on whose system software development Softplan took
part. Along with that work the initial versions of the Ada (83)
testing tools TBGEN (1984, unit testing) and TCMON (1985, code
coverage). [The development and sale of these two tools was
discontinued in 2003]
Later on similar testing tools were developed for C and C++: CTB
(1988, C unit testing) [The development and sale of CTB was
discontinued in 2003], CTC++ (1989, C/C++ code coverage), CMT++
(1990, C/C++ complexity metrics), CTA++ (1998, C++ unit testing),
CMTJava (2001, Java complexity metrics ).
Testwell was founded in 1992 with a mission to further develop,
market and support these tools. Testwell's managing director is Mr.
Olavi Poutanen (olavi(DOT)poutanen(AT)testwell(DOT)fi). He has been
in charge of the development of these tools already at the time he
was working in the above mentioned companies.
Testwell Oy Ltd is a privately held company at Tampere, Finland.
Our offices are located at Technopolis Tampere facilities,
at an immediate vicinity of Tampere University of Technology and its
Department of Information
Technology. At Hermia there are over 100 companies, research
units and organizations, many of which are working on advanced
software development area. The innovative professional environment
with close connections to research and education are assets in
Testwell's future development work.