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Software testing for embedded software

Software testing is an integral, integrated part of our embedded software service offering. As a quality-driven company, we believe in the undertaking of rigorous testing during development as opposed to at the end of all development. This enables us to catch bugs early so as to minimise the cost of fixing them. It also ensures the long-term health of your product, allowing for continuous improvement, innovation and scalability, all supported by a practice that builds quality into every line of code.

Testing that supports compliance

For clients in sectors that need to meet strict regulatory compliance needs, such as medical, biopharmaceutical, chemical, industrial and aerospace, our approaches to testing are readily able to align with your needs. In fact, the advantage of being a company that is test-first when it comes to development, is that we can clearly track and document development choices and software changes, improving overall traceability. We find that, if implemented properly, a Test-Driven Development and Behaviour-Driven Development approach can help turn compliance from a burden into an opportunity to bring real tangible value to your products, stakeholders and end users.

What does test-first look like at Bluefruit Software?

We manage this test-first approach across both our Software Engineers and our Test Engineers. Testing is an integral part of our sprints (lasting two weeks) and happens through several different processes. These processes are part of how we deliver Lean-Agile software development for embedded systems.

By taking a test-first approach, we capture the intent rather than the solution—improving efficacy from 60% to 85%.

Enabling test-first through TDD and BDD and supporting verification and validation for compliance

Test-Driven Development and Behaviour-Driven Development are both powerful tools for meeting verification and validation for software in medical devices. TDD supports verification, while BDD upholds verification.

Both help to identify interrelationships within the code base and can provide practical evidence of compliance with IEC 62304.

Set up a call with us to find out how a test-first approach can help with your software project

Testing services available from Bluefruit Software

In addition to having testing as a key part of your software development teams, we offer additional software testing services for software projects:

 

❝ Paul and his team have worked with us on a number of projects and bring an extra dimension to software product development in terms of their commitment and technical expertise. ❞

Richard O’Neill, AGC Instruments

❝ A 'can do' approach shines through on each project, with customer satisfaction very much at the top of the list. ❞

Clive Wilson, Drayton

❝ With years of working together, we regard Bluefruit as a valued extension of our internal product development team. ❞

Lee Underwood, ELGA LabWater

❝ Bluefruit provide a professional, innovative and technical team in a very friendly environment. They display a culture of continuous improvement in everything they do for us, this and their positive approach to every challenge makes them a great partner to work with. ❞

Nancy Ashburn, Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Looking for quality-focused embedded software engineers and testers? You’ve found them.

Bluefruit Software has over 20 years of experience delivering high-quality software development and testing for embedded system software. With clients across medtech, industrial, scientific, agritech and aerospace, we’re well prepared to help your team with your latest project.

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