Introduction

The relation between delivery and code quality has always been in the responsible IT-professional’s focus of attention. A product’s maintainability depends on a range of factors that should be tested periodically, way before the last steps of software release. The static code analysis method’s integration into the deployment pipeline is fit for taking care of the most crucial responsibilities of IT managers, software developers and testers alike.

QualityGate offers an efficient and easily adaptable routine for your regular software auditioning. In order to meet the key requirements for IT-products, suggestions serve as guidance to industry standards and compliant practices.

Why QualityGate?

Thanks to the variety of built-in rules, the static code analysis of QualityGate assesses your project in its entirety - covering the unit, the technology, and the system levels at once. Along with the technical aspects, the more general ones that concern your business, the state of your mission gets the adequate attention when the technical debt, your project’s maintainability is assessed. That is what makes QualityGate a complete tool of maintainability management: wiping out code smells that make software erode eliminates the risk of the constant need to micromanage the kinds of incidental inconsistencies.

Quite similarly to the practice of git blame, the focus of attention within our software is on the developers’ or teams’ individual contributions. The emphasis we put on the problematic areas’ detection helps you to channel specific issues back to their sources, i.e. teams or developers working on the project. Our help in managing your team, together with its customizability, is what makes QualityGate outstanding in the field of maintainability tools. We would also like to think that our contribution to adapting coherent and efficient working methods, integrated within a mindset of responsible resource management, leads to sustainable organizational development.

Organizational and personal benefits

IT management

QualityGate takes a huge weight off the management’s shoulder. Promoting consciousness in the concerns of general code quality makes each level and area of development to realize their share in the process, together with their personal and common interest. Evenly distributed and managed resources are keys to decrease technical debt, but first and foremost to keep it away.

At the end of each assessment and after taking average performance levels in the industry, QualityGate defines a benchmark for your branch. Considering QualityGate’s detailed feedback means also following suggestions that come from best practices and integrating them into personal, team-level and organizational know-how. As a result, your workflow shall meet IT standards as well as general requirements of maintainability and thus efficiency.

Buyers of custom software

QualityGate, which aims to be a partner for self-improvement, a complement to management and a source for making strategic decisions, also offers a solution for those who need a variety of insight into software that is still being developed.

Imagine that you are a client of a software development organization and you need to keep an eye on a product you want to deploy. With a well-defined set of metrics, you can focus your attention on the important and significant details of architecture and functionality. A customized QualityGate assessment means you can keep the delivery under control with enough human and technical resources.

Development

Software developers might consider QualityGate as a platform or a passive method of self-development, as well as a medium that provides a space to compare personal performance and improve their professional reputation within the organization.

Your project’s structure, the functional dependencies and the hierarchical encapsulation of its components get tested against basic rules, standards, and best practices. Moreover, you will be able to see the unfolding of the project structure throughout the software life cycle, which can yield conclusions and insights into the system that has defined the way your project has unfolded.

Testing

QualityGate is designed to point out problematic areas in projects. Narrowing down the range of features, functionalities, domains to test and prioritizing between them means fewer areas to focus on and therefore brings upgrades in software testers’ workflow, in terms of precision and efficiency as well.

QualityGate qualifies the number and extent of changes, points out areas where complexity has increased and sources where coding issues and anomalies in functionality are found.

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