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. Every bbv 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.

Innovation workshops

From idea to business case. The innovation workshops provide a forum for us to develop business ideas with you relating to technological and methodological trend topics.

Innovation Workshops

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.

BBV

Hugo Beerli

Senior Testmanager

Efficient test management for an SBB Intranet project

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
Software Development Quality Map

Software Development Quality Map

The map covers more than 80 topics in relation to software quality, arranged figuratively in eight countries. Readers can follow the orange route or explore the countries under their own steam.

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More efficient testing with tool-based automation

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.

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Poster of tailored digitalisation based on microservices

Poster of tailored digitalisation based on microservices

Microservices are a practical way to create scalable and maintainable software systems via modularisation and modernisation. The poster with its many diagrams provides a detailed explanation of the aspects of “architectural principles”, “polyglot persistence”, “integration on two levels”, “scalability” and “quality assurance” among others.

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Booklet: Introduction to continuous integration

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.

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Booklet: Quality-driven development in brownfield projects

Booklet: Quality-driven development in brownfield projects

Many long-term projects (also in the embedded sphere) become increasingly complex over time as maintenance, verification, troubleshooting and adaptations become ever more intricate and susceptible to error. This 48-page booklet shows that it makes absolute sense to also use agile principles in brownfield projects with quality-driven development (QDD/TDD).

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Practical cheat sheet on clean TDD and ATDD

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.

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Agile development of innovative embedded systems based on Linux

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.

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Faster testing with efficient test design and suitable tools

Faster testing with efficient test design and suitable tools

How can testing be performed efficiently? To find an answer to this question, bbv examined the electronics testing process at maxon motor ag and developed a new test concept. The test process and the tools used specially for this purpose now allow high test coverage, faster reporting and a higher level of test automation.

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Use of agile testing methods for improved quality and cost control

Use of agile testing methods for improved quality and cost control

The use of scrum methods in software development necessitates a major shift in testing too, since testing in agile projects differs significantly from classic testing. bbv supported Swisscom by providing agile test experts and achieved a higher test quality.

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Booklet: Ensuring software quality in agile projects

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.

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