Quality Assurance and Testing by tCognition
tCognition’s Software Development Practice provides a comprehensive suite of Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, Test Engineering, and Managed Support services to our global clients. Since inception, software development has represented the foundation of our existence and is reflected in our proven record of delivering affordable, timely, high-quality and high-performance software across all industry verticals, over the complete life cycle of the solution.
Our Software Quality Assurance (SQA) practice is an integral component of the software development process, and spans all aspects, starting with preliminary business requirements gathering, software architecture & design, software configuration management, and consists of all means of monitoring the software engineering process and methodologies used to ensure a quality outcome. It encompasses the actual coding, the source code control, and code reviews; platform testing, release management, and product integration. The SQA process can be organized into goals & expectations, deliverable & commitments, functional capabilities, process & activities, measurements, and validation and verification
Success is predicated on exceeding expectations, and as such, we pride our practice on conducting an in-depth analysis of client requirements, the creation of extensive test frameworks, and incorporate best practices testing methodologies to deliver timely, high-quality product. The software industry is extremely competitive and warrants that we stay on top of the latest trends in design and testing. tCognition has built a reputation by adapting to new concepts and service delivery methods such as cloud-based testing, mobile app testing, and analytics offerings. We have amassed a library of custom development and testing accelerators; in leveraging these tools, our clients have gained competitive advantages by significantly reducing their time-to-market.
Importance of testing
In the development of software, it is essential to identify bugs and inconsistencies in the code long before the solution is released or Generally Available (GA). As is often the case, the environment for which the software was intended is subject to change or has unforeseen incompatibilities. It is a constant vigil and developers and quality assurance resources must make sure the code continues to deliver on expectations. It is a huge risk and liability to deliver a product to market without sufficient testing and quality review.
Application Programming Interface
In Software Development, the Application Programming Interface (API) is the foremost component of the application’s three-tier architecture, which is composed of the Presentation, Logic, and Data tiers. The API resides in the Logic tier, acting as the brain, enabling integration. The API is comprised of code, protocols, standards, and various tools that facilitate the connectivity into application logic. APIs enable greater agility, flexibility, and mobility, enabling synchronous, streamlined, integrated application behavior.
To ensure that an API meets its expectations for functionality, performance, reliability, and security, API testing requires a combination of isolation testing, where the API is tested directly, and collective testing, where the API is tested in the end-to-end transaction as part of the integration testing process. API integration transactions can be with a single interface, or with multiple endpoints such as Web Services & UIs, Databases, an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) systems as part of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), or with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and CRM software. Because APIs lack a Graphic User Interface (GUI), API testing is performed at the message layer
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QA Center of Excellence (CoE) Methodology
tCognition includes the development of a QA Center of Excellence (CoE) in all our Quality Assurance engagements. We establish relationships with customers and seamlessly integrate offshore support teams as a contiguous part of your company’s support structure.
Leveraging our experience with these methodologies will help dictate which sized team, resources and delivery models will bring the most overall benefit to our clients.
We run a tight ship of dedicated, offshore QA engineers. We have matured our processes through several engagements over the last decades. Our world-class depth and breadth of testing expertise has translated into optimum delivery and effective ROI for our clients.
Our testing expertise ranges across domains like websites, advanced web portals and mobile applications across all platforms (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc..).
Quality Assurance and Testing Services:
- Functional and Regression Testing
- GUI and Usability Testing
- Accessibility Testing
- Compatibility Testing
- Performance Testing
- Installation/Configuration Testing
- System/Integration Testing
- Security Testing
- Internationalization/Localization Testing
- User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
tCognition’s proprietary application development and maintenance services power your business to perform effectively in today's competitive business environment.
tCognition provides Application Maintenance & Support (AMS) services including the development of a QA Center of Excellence (CoE).
We offer diverse mobility solutions keeping your long-term business requirements in reach to keep current.
tCognition provides product engineering, R&D and product life-cycle support. With our deep domain expertise, we take complete responsibility of our client’s product lifecycle.
tCognition provides a complete bouquet of software Quality Assurance (QA) services with a proven track record of delivering high-quality,
Enterprise applications are a core component of your IT foundation. Integrating and aligning them with your business processes are necessary to building an efficient and adaptable IT foundation.