Quality assurance is engaged early in a project’s life-cycle and is performed in-house as a shared effort between dedicated QA staff and the development team. Thoughtful testing requires an adequate knowledge of the project objectives and the system components that compose the final solution.
An effective testing strategy includes automated, manual, and exploratory tests to efficiently reduce risk and tighten release cycles. Quality starts with the developers, where a Test Driven Development (TDD) mindset enables identification of defects early in the process, which is the least costly and most efficient time to address them.
Continuous Integration (CI) ensures that the software is built and tested regularly by automating the entire process. At Gavant, our developers integrate their code throughout the day with automated checks to identify defects and issues. This enables the team to detect problems in the early stages of development and quickly resolve them to maintain code quality and release more functional versions of the software.
Bringing It All Together
Fast-paced software development can create time and cost constraints, making it difficult to thoroughly test an application prior to release. Automated testing is the glue that holds the rest of the DevOps workflow together.
- Execute more tests in less time
- Support CI development practices
- Cover more scenarios
- Accelerate cross-browser and cross-device testing
Why It Matters
Defects that slip undetected into the production environment can result in customer dissatisfaction and increased maintenance costs. A comprehensive approach to quality assurance helps to expand testing capacity, get faster feedback, and improve overall quality. That's the Gavant Difference.