Software Testing & Integration
We all know the various Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Models. My personal experience has been that the most important and complex of all is “Software Testing & Integration (STI)”.
STI revolves around a business process, that an organization has / will have. While SDLC talks about processes right from inception to completion and deployment, testing has to be carried out in order to match what was initially promised and what is being delivered.
It’s always better to validate and verify the contents for before delivery. Verification involves building the system right, whereas Validation requires building the right system. In simple terms, they are defined as :
Verification – the process of evaluating products of a development phase to find out whether they meet the specified requirements.
Validation – the process of evaluating software at the end of the development process to determine whether software meets the customer expectations and requirements.
Some of the common methods used are :
• Unit Testing
• Integration Testing
• Functional Testing
• System Testing
• Stress Testing
• Performance Testing
• Usability Testing
• Acceptance Testing
Today, SW Development, Integration and Testing have become one of the key parts in the SDLC process. In the Agile Development Process, quick and easy steps of development with short sprints is the key. If Integration and Testing are carried out with proper and proven methods / techniques, chances are that your Software and Integrated Business Process will work seamlessly.
That’s what we want. That’s what everyone wants.
To ensure this, make sure that you get the right and best Consultant. One who has gone through the rigours of STI not just for a good number of years but also with the right exposure to perils and traps of STI. An expert. Better still, is the expert certified in various testing techniques and well–versed with the latest testing and integration techniques ?
The KEY to success in delivering some of the finest STI Solutions, is through consultants who can quickly become an integral part of your business. It is even more relevant for medium sized companies, to see if this talent can be brought in on flexible terms – when you want it, for the period you want it and with the intensity of experience that you want it for.
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