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
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
Development of a device for detecting cervical cancer
An analysis device was to be developed swiftly for the HPV virus in order to diagnose cervical cancer at an early stage. Thanks to agile software development and test-driven development, bbv was able to fulfil the ambitious goal and deliver high-quality software. The C# development relied on the existing customer framework for the solution.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
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.Publication
Successful deployment of automated regression tests
Extensive tests are needed to ensure the existing functionality with each software release. Swisscom Directories AG wanted to automate this process. Thanks to bbv’s support, a solution was implemented without delay, which offers seamless functionality.Publication
Introduction of scrum in internationally distributed teams
The pharmaceutical company is an innovator leader and system provider in the area of human medical diagnosis. bbv was involved in a consultancy role with the migration of an internationally distributed development organisation to scrum and supported the company from idea through to implementation.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
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
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.Publication