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Software Testing: Defect prevention, defect detection and debugging
The earliest version of automation support for the RBT process goes back to 1970 in IBM. William Elmendorf of the Poughkeepsie Labs developed a system called Teldap (Test Library Design Automation Program). It was written in APL and brought the largest mainframes IBM had to their knees. Mr. Elmendorf is one of the short list of fathers of black box testing. He is the initial developer of equivalence class testing with boundary analysis.
In 1980 one of BenderRBT clients, Bank of America, created another mainframe version called CEGAR (Cause Effect Graphing Analysis Routine). Hitachi in Japan, another client, also created yet another proprietary version in 1981.
By 1987 PC technology made it economically viable to create a desk top version. William Elmendorf left IBM and joined in partnership with Bender & Associates to create a whole new incarnation, initially called SoftTest. By 1991 Mr. Elmendorf decided to retire. Bender & Associates became the sole owner of SoftTest.
Over the next eight years major enhancements were added to the processing engine as compute power improved (this is a very compute bound problem). Numerous exports were added to most of the major play back tools.
In 1999 Bender & Associates was acquired by Technology Builders Inc. At that time the product was renamed CaliberRBT to team it up with TBI's requirements management tool CaliberRM.
TBI was acquired by StarBase and StarBase was in turn acquired by Borland. Richard Bender then bought back the rights to RBT. The product was then renamed BenderRBT to avoid confusion with the CaliberRM product which most people just call Caliber for short. Sorry for all the confusion about the name of the product but that's how we got here.Type your paragraph here.