What is Software Release Management?
The Release Management process is a relatively new but rapidly growing discipline within software engineering of managing software releases. Software systems are constantly evolving and are therefore becoming highly complex. This complexity disturbs the original base platforms of the system and can lead to unintended consequences. The more complex a system, the higher the risk of failure becomes.
A Release Management team is a dedicated set of professionals with the specific tasks of controlling software releases. They oversee the integration and flow of development, testing, deployment, and support of these systems to guarantee the success and long-term value of a product or project. A Release Management team must have a general knowledge of every aspect of the software development process, operating systems and software application or platforms, as well as various business functions impacted by the systems themselves.
Responsibilities of a Release Management Team:
- Establish Code Repositories
- Maintain Solid Test Environments
- Establish Release Cycles
- Create Detailed Documentation System
- Establish Release Infrastructure
- Standardize and Automate Processes
Continuous Delivery is a design practice used in software development to automate and improve the process of software delivery. Techniques such as continuous build, continuous integration, automated deployment, and automated testing allow software to be developed to a high standard and easily packaged and deployed to test environments, resulting in the ability to rapidly, reliably and repeatedly push out enhancements and bug fixes to customers at low risk and with minimal manual overhead.
MMA Technologies has the in-depth knowledge and experience to design and implement a Continuous Delivery solution while utilizing industry proven SDLC and Release Management best practices and leveraging the tools of our preferred partners such as Serena and Parasoft.
Automated Testing is the use of special tools or software, separate from the software being tested, to control the execution of tests and the comparison of actual outcomes with predicted outcomes. Parasoft’s automation tools can automate some repetitive but necessary tasks in a formalized testing process already in place, or add additional testing that would be difficult to perform manually.
For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API/cloud/SOA/composite app testing, and service virtualization, we reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. Parasoft's enterprise and embedded development solutions are the industry's most comprehensive—including static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional & load testing, dev/test environment management, and more. The majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Parasoft in order to produce top-quality software consistently and efficiently.