DTAP: Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production

We work according to a DTAP-street. ‘A street? I thought you guys were building online applications?’ True. This street is a metaphor for a process consisting of four phases: Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production.

Step by step through the DTAP-street

The development of software happens in a special development environment, in which we can experiment as much as necessary. These developments are tested on the test server. The testing happens automatically, so potential bugs are noticed immediately. And are directly fixed, of course.

Tests to guarantee quality

As customer, you will mainly see the acceptance environment. In this secured environment you can test the online application without consequences for the live version. However, the preceding phases, the development phase and testing phase, are at least as important. Because everything we’ve developed is directly tested, we can guarantee it will work when it reaches the acceptance and, later on, the production environment. So no fingers crossed and hoping for the best when the product goes live, but the certainty of a properly functioning application. Because this testing happens automatically, we spare our time for more important things: building applications that are user-friendly and pioneering.

We need your feedback!

Once the software comes unscathed through the test phase, it’s time for you to evaluate what we’ve made. We can be pretty delighted about the software we’ve developed, but in the end it is you who has to be satisfied. Want something added or adjusted? No problem, DTAP enables us to make adjustments very easily. Are you pleased with what you see? Then the last step towards the production environment is a small and quick one. Because every step in the DTAP-street is aligned, this last step goes very smoothly.

Smooth advanced development

The DTAP-street contributes to streamlined software development. That’s great, but it goes even further. This methodology makes further development an easy task without any insurmountable difficulties. Do you want to make adjustments after the completion of your product? That’s done in a jiffy as well. We don’t have to tell you it is much more pleasant to build on a solid foundation, than on code that is a mess. And if you have plans for the future, that is exactly what you need.