Quality Standards for Enterprise Application Development

Setting and maintaining quality standards for enterprise app development is a step that is of incredible importance. In the world of rapid piracy and viruses, it is easier for malware to be introduced than it is to maintain security. Therefore, implementing quality standards is an essential part of the process which makes your software unimpeachable during this app development.

Implementing the necessary enterprise mobility services and mobility solutions is key to ensuring that the quality of your enterprise application is maintained. Below is a list of nine practices that you can implement in order to maintain software quality for this kind of app development.

1. Quality needs meet

Nobody can meet unrealistic expectations, not even your enterprise apps. You must develop quality standards based on what your requirement from the application actually is. In the process of being the jack of all trades you are likely to be the master of none which can prove highly dangerous when it comes to enterprise apps. It is important to set quality standards in order to match your needs from your application, so that the two can work in unison. If your need is to tailor a great user experience, for example then your quality standards can be tailored towards that specific goal.

2. Simple is good

Simple but effective enterprise mobility solutions are the goal. Designing perfectly visible quality parameters is key to ensuring that developers know exactly the standard of quality that they are trying to achieve and can assuredly identify a problem when there is one. Complicated quality metrics make it difficult to achieve the necessary quality standard and to identify the defects when they occur. Therefore, developing simple quality metrics that all developers can keep a track of an implement is the trusted way to go.

3. Quality at a micro level

It is not only enough to develop the larger goal or macro quality standards, but also to define what the individual goals of developers are. If there is confusion as to who is handling what it will become difficult to implement enterprise mobility services in a timely and effective manner. Thus, setting individual quality goals for each developer is key in ensuring that the larger picture of quality standards is achieved and can be maintained without developing cracks in the main frame.

4. First time’s the charm

A lot of rework and redevelopment leaves the app development open to lapses in quality. Hiring an app developer who can deliver on your vision at the first attempt is a great way to minimize any breaches in quality and maintain a high standard in quality. The lesser the development cycles, the more reduced is the effort that the development team has to put in as well.

5. No room for defects

Implementing mobility solutions in a timely manner and testing the application for defects at every stage is key to ensuring a high-quality application by the end of the development process. Conducting routine app testing during the development process and consistently after the app has been developed is paramount in maintaining quality standards and detecting any defects if they occur. This way enterprise mobility solutions can be implemented in time and defects can be catered to with increased immediacy.

6. Bye-bye bugs

It is easier to implement mobility services when the app has been designed in a simple and clean manner. A design which is not compliment and uses a simple and clean code makes it less probable for bugs to develop. It also makes testing and implementing solutions far easier than if developers are dealing with a complicated code.

7. Testing tools

It is a good idea to optimize and automate certain first level tests so that developers can focus on larger issues or rather not let larger problems develop since all issues are nipped in the bud due to base level testing. Before you reach a stage where you have to implement mobility solutions it is important to keep running your testing tools in order to give your app the best chance of survival.

8. Robust API

Having a robust API which can adapt to changing business requirements in another way in which quality standards can be maintained. If you don’t have a robust API then you would have to make many complicated changes to your code and this would lead to a lapse in quality standards. Your app development procedure would be made far easier if you use a robust API from the very beginning.

9. Call a spade a spade

A modern web application is not the same as your website. It is important to prioritise functionality and remember that you are catering to a mobile device which is way smaller in size than a laptop or tablet screen. Trying to make the mobile app look exactly the same as your website is a foolish endeavour that will result in a complicated enterprise app’s process and will be of bad quality. Remembering the platform for which you are developing and catering your app to that is key to developing an app that can deliver in terms of both quality and functionality.

Conclusion

The take away from this is list can be summarised by saying that a simple code, individual responsibility in maintaining quality, well defined quality standards, catering to the platform and routine testing is what it takes to maintain quality standards in enterprise app development. Modern web applications are all about usability, compatibility, and functionality. There is no reason to use a complicated code when a simpler code maintains ease of use and delivers in terms of functionality, making it easier to also maintain quality.

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Amit Agrawal Founder and COO at Cyber Infrastructure (P) Limited which is an IT services provider such as custom application development, mobile application development, creative web design, Microsoft solutions, SAP solutions, open source development, Java development, Oracle development, big data solutions, digital experience solutions, CAD/CAM architectural services, testing automation, infrastructure automation and cloud, digital marketing, ITeS, etc