QA – the most undervalued, and often the most ignored aspect of software development.
Although you can (and should!) ‘build in’ quality – with Test Driven Development, unit tests, soak tests and so forth – there’s no getting away from the fact that most of the time a user is going to ‘break’ your product. And let’s not forget – you’re about to place your product into the hands of several thousand, or hopefully several million people – if there is something to break, statistically they will probably find it before you do!
Make no mistake – very few products are truly ‘unbreakable’. Someone, somewhere – will find something that breaks. Quality is a question of pragmatism – how much time and effort (and therefore money) do you spend to avoid the majority/worst defects that people may encounter?
Here we can help – by breaking your product before it goes out the door, before Joe Public gets their hands on it and publicly (and no doubt loudly) breaks it for you.
We offer various levels of testing – from casual to ‘destroy it’ – but we also provide professional reports and feedback on how we broke it, and how to break it again – as reproducibility is of paramount importance when it comes to fixing broken software.
Chances are – being engineers – we can probably help with fixing it too!
As for shipping – we’re masters of it. Come what may we do what we must to hit a deadline we’ve set, or manage expectations and do what can be done to provide the best product that can be delivered for a deadline we’ve been given.