Fortunately, there are tools available to make implementing policy-driven development no more harrowing than any other development methodology. It is our position that with the testing tools currently available, we should have every reason to employ our creative minds to creating defect-free software.

Wayne Ariola is VP of Strategy at Parasoft, which sells tools for implementing policy-driven software development. Adam Trujillo and Cynthia Dunlop, both of Parasoft, also contributed to this essay.