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.
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
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
Takeover of test management for a major medical project
Experience is the key to successful management of major projects. bbv supported the customer in developing a new diagnostics solution for contagious disease viruses by providing a very experienced quality expert in general test management and allowed valuable development time to be saved through the efficient approach adopted.Publication
Smart Building Transformation with BIM Insel Group
For a modern medical infrastructure, the construction projects of the Insel Group use a «Data Quality Control Center» with BIM data hub. bbv developed the solution for highest planning reliability and data quality.Publication
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: Agile software development for embedded systems
Implementing agile principles for developing embedded software remains a challenge. This 30-page booklet summarises the experience of bbv Software Services with hardware-related development of software, in particular, and provides embedded developers with ideas and tips for their “agile everyday”.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
Practical cheat sheet on clean code principles and implementation
The best method for making the fewest possible errors in developing software is to write clean program source code or clean code. The clearly laid out and densely packed two-page cheat sheet offers developers numerous tips, lists, tricks, do’s and don’ts as well as practical instructions so that their code stays as clean as possible.Publication
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).Publication