Software Quality Assurance within a Development Environment
Throughout the process of developing code to use in a software program, code snippets are constantly being created by our app developers. These snippets are typically integrated into the base code at regular intervals before any reliability or compatibility checks are performed. Here at Red Sky Digital Hong Kong we operate a continuous integration framework, incorporating many scripts into our code, which help to detect errors within the development of each customer app.
Once we finalize the development of a given mobile app or software product, and complete the final testing phase on the source code. We then migrate that validated code to what we call a “staging server” which for all intents and purposes is a replication of the environment used by our live production server. Such pre-production servers enable us to complete our final set of tests using a replica of the final production platform. Our team will work closely with cloud based infrastructure engineers to ensure that each of our clients has the necessary software provisioned within the staging environments. In some instances our clients will prefer to host servers on premise, or perhaps in co-located datacenter facilities.
The majority of production software applications, certainly those residing in the windows world are converted into a series of executable programs, which support easy deployment onto a variety of OS platforms. Our app developers, in Hong Kong will typically create these setup programs using one or more tools that they are the most comfortable with. Due to the many variations between computer operating systems today these executable programs should be user tested on many different platforms. Software applications that are intended to be run on a system like Linux or Windows are likely to require separate versions of the program for each selected OS or software platform.
Experience, Learning and Continuous Evolution of Techniques
Without a doubt, the software sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. Not only in terms of technology and software itself, but by the number methods used to create software products and deliver them to production platforms. A large scale construction project, while it may take several years to complete, the original plan for the structure is likely to remain relatively unchanged. This is somewhat different for software and typical enterprise, app development engagements in Hong Kong, which are far more at risk of design change during the active build process. As a project progresses it is possible that the technology and chosen framework for the project will evolve or be replaced during the development timeframe! This is something that experienced software developers here in Hong Kong must be on constant lookout for.
A solid Hong Kong, local app development company should always keep up to date with the progression of technology and the specific software frameworks that are evolving in the industry. App Developers should also be learning whether or not these changes will affect their current projects. Those software professionals employed by Red Sky are expected to stay on top of developments within the eCommerce, Banking and security fields for good measure. Foresight and planning ahead is crucial to staying ahead of the game, and enables us to provide the most up to date advice and experience to our trusted clients.
One of the most valued aspects of a software developers arsenal is his/her experience. This is the biggest factor that will have the most significant effect on the final product and ensure the greates chance of project success. Granted this is something of a common occurrence across most industries, however in the field of enterprise software development, this is doubly so. Nothing can quite compare to a knowledgeable, suitably qualified hand manning the helm and owning the software development process from end-to-end. It does take the right mixture of critical thinking, talent and passion to coordinate the most complex of software development projects. Here at Red Sky Digital Hong Kong we keep our staff motivated, happy and are always looking for that next key team member to enhance our app development services offer.
To conclude, it’s these things that ensure those working with Red Sky Digital recognise the expertise and dedication that we bring to the table. Without these qualities we would not be able to deliver success, time and time again as we continue to do so today.