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NuMega Technologies, Inc.
Founded1987; 37 years ago (1987) in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
Defunct1997; 27 years ago (1997)
FateAcquired by Compuware
HeadquartersNashua, New Hampshire
ProductsSee § Notable products

NuMega Technologies, Inc. (also known as NuMega), was a software company founded in 1987 by Frank Grossman and Jim Moskun in Nashua, New Hampshire. The company developed a Kernel mode debugger, now SoftICE, for DOS and the Windows NT family.[1]

In 1995, the company acquired the Marquis Computing, Inc. assets VB/CodeReview and VB/FailSafe,[2] and hired its president, Hank Marquis to manage NuMega Visual Basic products.[3]

In December 1997, the company was acquired by Compuware, when it became NuMega Labs of Compuware.[4] Less than a year after moving to Merrimack, the development lab was effectively shut down on 11 June 2007.[5] In June 2009, Compuware sold the former NuMega products, the intellectual property and transferred the remaining staff to a UK-based firm named Micro Focus.[6]

Mark Russinovich, a software developer who now serves as CTO of Microsoft Azure, started his career at NuMega.[1]

Hank Marquis, who served as a Leadership Partner at Gartner, joined Numega with the acquisition of Marquis Computing Inc.[7]

Notable products[edit]

  • SoftICE
  • DriverStudio
  • BoundsChecker (Automated runtime error detection)
  • DevPartner Studio
  • DevPartner Java Edition
  • SmartCheck (Visual Basic Error Detection)
  • TrueTime (Profiling)
  • TrueCoverage (Code coverage)
  • CodeReview (Source code based error detection)
  • FailSafe (Improved Visual Basic error handling)
  • DevPartner SecurityChecker
  • DevPartner Fault Simulator
  • CV/1 (Microsoft CodeView on a single monitor)
  • Magic CV (Microsoft CodeView running in less RAM)

Notable employees[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mark Russinovich on #64Podnutz (2:00/1:03:09)
  2. ^ "NUMEGA DEVELOPS SMARTCHECK DEBUGGER FOR VISUAL BASIC". TechMonitor. 1997-07-23. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  3. ^ "NuMega Technologies acquires Marquis Computing, Inc. Products!". 1995-12-30. Archived from the original on 1996-12-30. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  4. ^ "Compuware Corporation Announces It Has Completed The Acquisition Of NuMega Technologies, Inc". Compuware News. 1998-12-02. Archived from the original on December 2, 1998. Retrieved 2012-02-17. (Archived)
  5. ^ Announcement on Matt Pietrek's blog:
  6. ^ "Acquisition of the Testing & ASQ Business of Compuware - Micro Focus". 2009-05-06. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  7. ^ "Better Error Traps Coming for Coders". BYTE. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 1997-03-01. Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2022-02-13. (Archived)