Software quality pays off in the long term
When innovative business ideas fail owing to countless bugs and bad decisions, not only do good ideas fall by the wayside, resources are wasted unnecessarily. Intelligent quality assurance combats this effectively and increases the ability to act.
Professional, standardised test management thereby not only increases the quality of a software product, it also contributes significantly to reducing project costs.
Conscious control of software quality
Failures can be avoided by strategically adopting tried-and-trusted quality assurance measures such as performance tests. At bbv, our quality assurance strategy involves an intelligent combination of models, methods and test automation. And for good reason, as this allows the desired quality level to be controlled consciously.
Quality begins with the right mindset
bbv’s software developers are professional in their respective disciplines and their mindset is always to deliver top-class work. After all, achieving above-average performance demands constant awareness of the impact of quality-related decisions.
In addition, our teams have to be able to assess the situation and the objectives precisely in order to choose the correct methodical, technical and organisational measures. Our Software Development Quality map summarises the wealth of successful strategies for achieving optimum quality assurance with the bbv seal of approval.
Efficient test management for an SBB Intranet project
The SBB Intranet is the main channel for internal communication. Apart from comprehensive information, it also includes many self-service offers and a variety of specific SBB applications. The new “OneIntranet” project was to replace old individual portals and standardise them under a new design. bbv supported SBB with its testing know-how.Success Story
More efficient testing with tool-based automation
Certainty in power supply: Switchgear installations must fulfil the strictest requirements. The software components developed by bbv resulted in significantly increased testing efficiency at ABB thanks to automated test planning, implementation and documentation. This also had a positive impact on employee motivation.Success Story
Bernd Heisterkamp, Head of Technical Support, Substation Automation & Protection, ABB Schweiz AG
bbv supported us reliably from evaluation through to the roll-out of HPE-ALM. We can use the tool efficiently and therefore increase the quality of our systems.
Quality-assured energy measurement data feeds
High-quality measurement data feeds are the basis for efficient energy data management. BKW-FMB Energie AG rolled out a new metering system for this purpose. bbv supported the migration in terms of quality assurance and optimisation of the processes involved in recording and processing measurement data.Success Story
Poster in cockpit style on the topic of performance testing
Scalability and performance play a major role when users in their thousands rather than hundreds are using cloud applications. Visually very appealing, the poster in cockpit style illustrates all important aspects relating to performance testing from a business, process and technical perspective.Poster
Agile development of innovative embedded systems based on Linux
The advantages of agile methods paired with experience in Embedded GNU/Linux: Together with René Koch, bbv Software Services successfully developed the software for a smart packaging box. Agile methods, such as behaviour-driven and test-driven development, were used as well as numerous tools including Docker, Cucumber and Jenkins.Publication
Booklet: Ensuring software quality in agile projects
Shortened time-to-market and high software quality can be achieved with agile software development and sophisticated test methods and concepts. This booklet uses ten different test concepts to describe in detail how test planning and implementation might look and how to handle critical situations.Publication
Developing and testing mobile cross-platform apps faster with Xamarin
Abraxas Informatik AG developed the Tell Tax app for the Canton of Valais. This app is used to digitalise tax documents quickly and securely. bbv helped the customer to set up the new development platform in Xamarin and test the app, and also trained the employees.Publication
Booklet: Introduction to continuous integration
This 28-page booklet clarifies the intentions pursued with continuous integration. It highlights the requirements to be fulfilled for implementation, explains the typical processes of this agile software development method and illustrates how a sample continuous integration environment is structured.Publication
Practical cheat sheet on clean TDD and ATDD
Anyone who has to write and execute lots of tests in agile environments will find useful ToDo lists, principles, patterns and tips for avoiding problems in this cheat sheet. The highlight of the cheat sheet is the TDD-TDD test cycle graphic, which uses a sophisticated decision tree to guide users through the test cycle.Publication
Booklet: Software development for mobile applications, UX and testing
When setting out to develop mobile applications, a variety of platforms, device types and development environments have to be examined and various user interfaces considered. This 80-page booklet provides an excellent overview of all of the relevant aspects of software development for mobile platforms.Publication
Detailed poster on the topic of agile testing
This printable poster in PDF format clearly shows all aspects that experienced developers and product owners need to consider when testing software in agile projects. Apart from defining participating roles, it depicts the different testing types in the “Agile Testing Quadrant” and addresses the topic of test automation.Publication
Development of a new embedded software architecture for Thermoplan
Improved control software for a new generation of coffee machines was needed to fulfil all of the customer’s wishes. bbv developed the software together with Thermoplan using cutting-edge technologies and methods and trained the employees in parallel. bbv was able to offer its extensive knowledge of embedded Linux, continuous integration, unit tests and agile software development.Publication