With time there have been newer technologies that are aimed at speeding up processes and customer demands have kept up with this pace, leading to expectations of higher quality software /applications in shorter timeframes. Customers are spoiled for choices and hence are unwilling to settle for anything less, making it critical for companies to adapt and improve and deliver high quality solutions faster in order to maintain an edge. As a leading QA company we understand the need to maintain a fine balance between top quality and speedy release of software – no compromises on either side.
We have been in business long enough and have helped a large number of customers to know the kind of challenges a continuous software delivery model poses, but we also have the solutions. For high quality software and speedy delivery it is necessary to follow some guidelines, simplify processes, use the right tools, and constantly upgrade skills – which is why, we today are amongst the best QA companies. Let us look at how to create top quality software with speedy release – non-compromisingly!
Keeping Track Across the Development Lifecycle
Traceability is necessary for tracking the development lifecycle and to achieve regulatory compliance – helps to make faster and better decisions. The correct tools would ensure that QA advisors / experts would be able to manage the development feature backlog and to run automated tests. Using several tools can often be beyond the expertise of product owners, and hence can be a cumbersome and time consuming process. As experts we understand and are able to use a consolidated tool to improve both efficiency and accuracy of testing, while ensuring a high quality product with a timely release.
Meticulous Selection of the Criteria for Release
It is not feasible or required to test every aspect before a release, but in order to be confident of quality testers must focus on the areas of the code where the most important changes were made. As experts we understand the importance of learning from the product owner’s perspective, and our team completely understands which portions of the product will have new or updated code – this helps to prioritize tests. It makes sense to base the release criteria on newly added code.
Making Data Usage the Focus for Fixing Bugs
Removing bugs is one of the prime aspects of testing and achieving top quality, but it is important for testers to focus their efforts on bugs depending on usage data. This means analyzing which part of the application is used most and sort out those issues first. However, this does not mean ignoring the rarely used portions, since they too could have bugs that could eventually create usage issues and lower the performance of the application.
Test Automation with a Double tier Methodology
The first tier for test automation is running sanity tests that are completed quickly and help to provide validation of changes by the developer. The second tier would run the more intense and comprehensive regression tests on automatic mode and experts would know how to get the balance right. Regression tests must be run in the final phase of product stabilization, which would be the go signal for production, and it would make sense to automate the regression cycle.
Meticulous Monitoring and Reporting System
Robust monitoring will throw up real-time feedback on any possible issues, allowing those working on the products to resolve defects faster. With faster resolution of defects and issues, the team would be able to consistently create high quality products in shorter timeframes.
Conducting Sanity Tests on Production
It is important to run post-release sanity tests in order to verify that all is working as required and expected. This will also save time and prevent any product being released if it is not in ‘prime’ condition.
As experts in QA engineering, we have seen a significant change in the way QA is performed and in the expectations of customers. We have kept pace with the changes and with the demand of frequent and high quality releases by breaking away from traditional roles and methods. It is important to ensure that QA testers develop new skills, and learn new techniques in order to shorten development cycles, produce high quality software and remain engaged in the line of work of QA testing. We have the capability to make software future ready – top quality and with speed – connect with us to get more from less.