What is the Software Release Process followed by LeewayHertz?

LeewayHertz follows the agile approach across the lifecycle of the software to deliver qualitative software in the shortest span of time.

At LeewayHertz, the software developed by our team goes through the following phases of a software release lifecycle:

  1. Pre-Alpha
  2. Alpha
  3. Beta
  4. Release Candidate
  5. RTP (Release To Production)

Pre-Alpha

Here, our team analyses all the activities performed during the development of the software before testing. These activities consist of requirements analysis, software design, software development, and unit testing.

In the pre-alpha phase, we ensure that the implementation of each activity has been done correctly in software development.

Moreover, pre-alpha version of the software is not said to be the “feature complete” release, but it reflects the software’s successful implementation.

When the software is in the pre-alpha phase, there could be many bugs in the software.

But all these bugs would be fixed in the forthcoming releases.

Bugs are the part of software development, but we resolve all the bugs before the eventual release of the software.

We provide pre-alpha software release to our client so that they could have a look and feel of the proposed solution and ensure that we have accomplished the milestones, discussed at the initial stages of development.

We are always open to receive the feedback from the client about the software at every stage of its release. The primary objective of pre-alpha release is to get a better insight about the software’s reliability at the early stage.

Alpha Testing

It is the first phase to begin the testing process of the software.

After analyzing the pre-alpha release, our in-house developers and testers begin the alpha testing of the software, called as an in-house testing process.

Here, we debug all the critical bugs founded in the pre-alpha phase using various testing techniques such as Whitebox, Blackbox or Greybox testing.

After fixing the critical bugs, we deliver the software to our Quality Analysis(QA) team to perform the additional testing.

Once they are done with the additional testing, they declare the software as a feature complete, indicating that no extra features can be added to the software.

Then, LeewayHertz provides a “Feature complete” release of the software to the client’s team, enabling them to test it and give the feedback.

Beta Testing

It begins when the software is declared to be “feature complete,” but may contain some known or unknown bugs like performance or crashing issues.

Here, the software is deployed on the client’s site for getting tested by the client’s testing team and Beta testers (third-party testers).

Generally, we hand-over the Beta release to the target user’s before its release, so that they can evaluate the functioning, designing and usability of the software.

Delivering the first beta version to the broader community is critical for the software’s success. The community members test the Beta release of the software and report the more founded bugs along with the feedback.

After receiving the feedback from them, we start working on it while fixing the reported bugs or issues.

Note: Beta Testing provides a complete overview of the experience gained by the end users while experiencing the software.

Release Candidate (RC)

In the release candidate phase, the software is considered to be as the final software to be released, unless no critical issues or defects arise.

LeewayHertz team ensures that no feature development or enhancement of the software is needed. But, in-case any critical bug is found, our internal team debugs those bugs and declares it as a “Code Complete” release.

At this moment of time, the software has already been gone through many testings and does not need any improvements or changes. Thus, we declare the RC version as a final software, which is ready for the market release.

Release to Production (RTP)

It is the final and stable release of the software, which is ready to be delivered in the market. We make the software live in public by releasing it on Play Store and App Store.

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Author’s Bio

Akash Takyar
Akash Takyar
CEO LeewayHertz
Akash Takyar is the author of Blockchain Technology and Business book. He is the co-founder of LeewayHertz and is a consultant to fortune 500 companies including Siemens, 3M, Hershey’s and others. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Akash’s experience of building over 100+ apps allows him to rapidly architect and design solutions. His ability to explain complex technologies in simple and practical ways has resulted in him becoming a popular speaker at colleges, universities, and conferences.

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