Modern industries are on the race track of a highly competitive market, striving to gain customers. How can a company win? One of the key criteria is ensuring good quality of its products and services. But the traditional testing and quality control paradigm is not enough in the context of emerging technologies. That is why something new is being implemented in business — quality engineering solutions.
A study of AV-TEST, the Independent IT-Security Institute, has revealed that the number of malware infections that threaten individuals and businesses has been exponentially growing since 2013. With 20 million malicious programs a decade ago, now, in the first quarter of 2018, their quantity amounts to almost 750 million and the Institute registers more than 250,000 new malicious codes every day.
Every company, no matter what services or goods it produces, has to deal with three most important values: time, price and quality. These are three pillars for clients when they choose something to buy. They want either a quick delivery, or a reasonable price, or excellent quality. Obviously, there’s no technology to provide these values in one product simultaneously; clients can expect two of them at best. For most customers, when asked about the importance of these values, it usually comes down to quality.
Software testing is considered to be an integral part of the development process. It is carried out to identify any system malfunctions and ensure that a defective product doesn’t reach clients. Another testing goal is to assure the customer that the developed product fully conforms to the agreed specifications and meets all the requirements.
A while ago, companies used to develop software entirely on the basis of the traditional Waterfall and Iterative models. Then they turned to an Agile methodology that resulted in more productivity and high-quality solutions. Nowadays, DevOps is considered to be the most efficient approach in software development process, though many organizations are still using conservative principles and practices.
Quality assurance (QA) is an indispensable prerequisite of a software’s reliability and robustness, as it allows revealing aberrations in its performance. That is why a growing number of companies go for QA services and allocate large proportions of their IT budgets to it, which is 31% in 2016. This percentage is predicted to run at 40% by 2019.
Firmware is an essential part of our everyday life. Everything- from your TV remote to embedded systems that run complex industrial production systems. Testing is vital to create software that runs complex embedded systems.
Ever wonder how two seemingly disparate notions – the conversion rate and load testing affect each other? There is a direct dependence between the website’s performance and resource attractiveness for users. The purpose of load testing is to assess the operations of web resources and spot possible bottlenecks for further performance enhancement. Let us explore via the example of Black Friday.
Every software development process goes through similar steps. The requirements are collected, the system is designed, and finally, the code is written. Testing is the last step in the traditional software development process. Due to inevitable delays in projects, the last part is frequently the one to be cut in resources. The implication is that we deliver bug-ridden products that infuriate our customers and drive them to competitive products. In this article, we will go through the best practices and best tools to improve embedded software testing that are widely used along with embedded software development tools.
Companies that know how to watch their money usually opt for the implementation of testing as part of quality assurance in the early stages of software development. Although these procedures are rather resource- and time-consuming, they are the silver bullet for companies that care about their name and well-being. A well-timed software check for possible bugs and performance issues may prevent businesses from bearing incomparably heavier costs on post-release bug-fixing and reputation recovery. Read More