Many companies structure their IT software processes in a top-down fashion:- > A Programme of work > Business Sponsors/The Customer > Project Management > Implementation teams. What organisations are hoping to do is to control budgets and expenses, get value for money. Organisations are hoping to control budgets and expenses, get value for money and ensure software meets intended requirements. Unfortunately, Info Rhino has rarely seen this work in practice and instead we have a better approach to ensuring software and corporate structures is aligned and the right kind of testing will help achieve these goals.

Why do we test software?

Info Rhino Limited has a complete understanding of how to successfully assure the quality of software.

Testing software achieves the following:-

  • Confirms the software works.
  • Detects loss of functionality when new features are implemented - known as regression.
  • Allows software to be released due to confidence in the product.

Why does testing fail to make organisations effective?

  • When clients try to follow the crowd and implement testing without a real strategy, it can prove disastrous for morale and quality.
  • Both formal and informal approaches fails to feed back into the product and becomes a series of adhoc tasks unable to provide a common understanding to the different teams. Testing becomes a closed loop and broken loop unable to provide feedback to the organisation as a whole.

Testing has to be focused upon data

  • Unless we focus on data by ensuring environments are fit with valid data testing will not be effective.
  • We have identified database and data testing as being vital for testing.
  • Tests must be runnable by different teams within the organisation to spread understanding and knowledge on what a system has been designed to do.
  • Whilst unit tests inside application code can help to give some confidence on complex calculations these types of tests mean little to other teams within the organisation.

We completely understand what testing databases means and how to set this up.

It is vital that your solution incorporates built in and public testing. By thinking about testing at the same time as building the Data Warehouse additional value is given to the customer.

Let's clear up the confusion

Unit testing actually refers to testing software without any external dependencies. In simple-speak, this means we have a program that doesn't need to get information from a file or a database and the test provides that information instead.

Integration testing is where we do consider external dependencies. This means all database testing is actually Integration testing but people always confuse the two.

We see countless examples of confusion in the industry and between experts - let us set up your database testing.

Database Integration Testing with nBI

    Perhaps you are performing a database upgrade, or want to be confident that your release process is working more effectively?

    We understand the importance of best practice with testing databases and code and can lead you on this.

    It is time to stop significant waste on projects whereby most testing is covert and ineffective.

    Separate fact from fiction and have confidence in your data.