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Development Testing

Development testing complements traditional software testing, including Quality Assurance (QA) testing and security audits, empowering developers to find and fix quality and security issues as code is written. Market-leading organizations use development testing as a catalyst to transform software testing from a reactive to a proactive process, and into a competitive advantage.

The Benefits of Development Testing

By moving testing upstream into development, issues are identified earlier in the process, when they take a fraction of the time and cost to fix.

Software Development Lifecycle impact:

  • Shrink QA and security testing cycles—and focus testing on areas which require their expertise
  • Improve collaboration between Development, QA and Security teams
  • Reduce the cost and time of troubleshooting and re-work
  • Allocate more time and resources to feature development
  • Minimize the number of defects that escape into the field or production

Business impact:

  • Accelerate time-to-market
  • Enhance customer satisfaction
  • Increase revenues and reduce costs
  • Reduce the risk of costly and brand damaging software failures and security breaches

Learn how the Coverity Development Testing Platform can help your organization turn development testing into a competitive advantage.

"Software will continue to be complex, and the only way to effectively manage this complexity is to integrate testing into every phase of the lifecycle. Coverity is continuing on its path of transforming the testing market by solving a classic computing problem in a way that is easy for developers to adopt, which ultimately raises the strategic importance of development to the business."– Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke, inc.

Unleashing the Power of Development Testing

Given increasing time-to-market pressures, development organizations need a scalable way to keep pace with the rapid rate of code development and change in order to find issues early. Unfortunately, many legacy development testing tools and processes are not sufficient to manage rising software complexity and the risks associated with change. They lack:

  • Guidance: Many legacy tools weren't built with a deep understanding of the complexity of modern applications, generating results which are either inaccurate or not intuitive for developers. The impact is wasted time (chasing down false alarms) or issues ignored altogether.
  • Focus: Many legacy tools and processes don't help developers prioritize where to focus their time, overwhelming them with too much information or lacking insight on where to align testing efforts based on risk.
  • Early warning into risk: With geographically distributed teams and a complex software supply chain, it's difficult to get continuous and comprehensive visibility into risk because many legacy tools and processes lack the ability to scale across the organization.

The key to unleashing the power of development testing is to operationalize it as part of a standard, repeatable process—with technology that provides the right testing focus, the right information, at the right time for swift action, and the right level of visibility to make smart decisions. Technology that accelerates velocity. Technology that empowers development to reduce quality and security risk in the midst of increasing speed, complexity and rate of change. Technology that is:

  • Intelligent: Deeply understands code behavior, criticality and change impact to focus testing on high risk areas. Uncover otherwise undetectable defects and focus testing on what matters.
  • Actionable: Provides developers with accurate information and precise remediation guidance in the context of their code without requiring deep subject matter expertise. Fix quality and security issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Integrated: Fits in seamlessly with the tools and workflow developers use every day.Adapt to the way developers work versus the other way around.
    With technology that developers will embrace and adopt into their workflow, organizations can easily wrap a process around it to drive accountability for testing across development. Then development testing becomes:
  • Measurable: Meet goals based on metrics that monitor code quality, code security and testing effectiveness, and track improvement over time.Make smart decisions by focusing on the metrics that matter.
  • Enforceable: Build a testing stage gate in development and drive teams to common quality, security and testing standards. Hold the entire software supply chain accountable for development testing.
  • Predictable: Continuously monitor risk across an organization and throughout the lifecycle to gain confidence over releases. Create a fast and resilient software delivery process.

Learn how the Coverity Development Testing Platform can help your organization turn development testing into a competitive advantage.

"Our SDLC process needs extreme precision to ensure resilient and fast software delivery. A cornerstone in our process is development testing. We tightly integrated QA and development together in order to transform software testing from a reactive to a proactive process to detect problems as early as possible. With this focus and predictability, we are able to keep pace with the rapid rate of change and deliver high quality products and services to market faster. This transformation has created a competitive differentiator for our business."– Saro Jahani, CIO of Direct Edge

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