Software Quality Assurance within a Development Environment
Throughout the process of developing code to use in a program, snippets are constantly being created by app developers. These snippets are typically integrated into the base code at regular intervals before any reliability or compatibility checks are performed. Here at Red Sky Digital Australia we operate a continuous integration framework, incorporating scripts into our code, which help to detect errors within the development of each local app.
Once we finalize the development of a mobile app or software product, and wrap up the final testing phases of the source code. We then place the validated code on what’s called a “staging server” which for all intents and purposes, mirrors the environment of a real-world production server. These pre-production servers enable us to complete our final set of tests using a replica of the final production platform. Our team will work closely with cloud based infrastructure personnel to ensure that our clients have the necessary software provisioned within the staging environments. In some instances our clients will prefer to host infrastructure on premise, or in co-located datacenter facilities.
The majority of production software applications, certainly in the windows world are converted into a series of executable programs which will allow easy deployment onto a variety of platforms. Our app developers, here in Australia will typically create these setup programs using the tools that they are the most comfortable with. Due to the many variations between computer operating systems today these executable programs must be tested on many different platforms. Programs that are intended to be run on a system like Linux or Windows are likely to require separate versions of the program for each selected software platform.
Experience, Learning and Continuous Evolution of Techniques
Without a doubt, the technology sector is the fastest growing industry in the world today. Not only in terms of the technology and software itself, but the way these products are developed and delivered to customers and clients. A large scale construction project, while it may take several years to complete, the original plan for the structure should remain relatively unchanged. This is very different for software and enterprise app development projects, which are far more at risk of direction or design change throughout the active process. As a build progresses it is always possible that the technology and chosen framework for the project will evolve during the development timeframe! This is something that experienced software developers in Australia have to be on a constant lookout for.
A good Australian app development company will always keep up to date with the progression of technology and the specific software frameworks that are in use. App Developers should also be learning whether or not these changes will affect their current projects (positively or negatively). Those software professionals employed by Red Sky are also expected to stay on top of developments within the eCommerce, Banking and security fields for good measure. Foresight and planning ahead is crucial to staying ahead of the game, and enables us to provide the most up to date advice and skills to our trusted clients.
One of the most valued aspects of a software developers skillset is experience. This is the one factor that will have the most significant effect on the final product and ensure the greates chance of project success. Granted this is something of a common occurrence across most industries, however in the field of enterprise software development, this is doubly so. Nothing can quite compare to a knowledgeable, suitably qualified hand manning the helm and owning the software development process. It does take the right mixture of critical thinking, talent and passion to coordinate the most complex of software development projects. Here at Red Sky Digital Australia we keep our staff motivated, happy and are always looking for that next key team member to enhance our app development offer.
To conclude, it’s these things that ensure those working with Red Sky Digital recognise the expertise and dedication that we bring to the table. Without these qualities we would not be able to deliver success, time and time again as we continue to do so today.