Trending Topics For Software Quality Professionals In 2023 And Beyond

by | Dec 20, 2023

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2023 saw huge changes to the software landscape in the shape of publicly available AI chatbots powered by Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT). Of course, the potential uses of AI – particularly in software testing and Quality Assurance (QA) – have been on the radar of software quality professionals for some time now. 

The potential of AI in software development is unquestionable, but its implementation in coding and QA raises serious questions around security, maintainability, and risks to Intellectual Property (IP). At the same time, companies continue to grapple with all the regular risks associated with legacy systems and poor-quality code.

In the face of current and future threats to business continuity, maintaining software quality is more important than even before. To close out the year, we reflect on some topics we covered for software quality professionals in 2023, with a look ahead to 2024.

What Board Members Need To Know About Software Quality

Today, every company is a tech company. That means software quality has a huge impact on things like business continuity, time to market, and risk management. When business-critical software goes down, the impact is huge. That’s why board members need to pay close attention to software quality.

A Software Bill Of Materials Can Help Mitigate Security Risk

Unlike manufacturers of physical products, software engineers can bring in ready-made open-source and third-party components at any time during development. This means code is continuously vulnerable to new threats. A Software Bill Of Materials can help keep software safe. 

Software Quality Matters – The BonCode Founders’ Story

These days, most businesses are totally dependent on their software stack. But with so many security threats and converging technologies, it’s hard to maintain quality and reliability. That’s why Jan Willem Klerkx and Jeroen Meetsma founded BonCode.

Boncode Partners With Ximedes In Acquisition

Our tool-based consultancy services for software quality can provide investors with independent facts ahead of any deal. Take XMDS, for example. They wanted to know the make-up and quality of the technology that they were about to acquire from Kuarios, before signing on the dotted line. So they hired BonCode to run a software assessment to evaluate software quality, and shine a light on the roadmap ahead. 

What’s in store for 2024?

2024 is already shaping up to be a busy year for BonCode. The pressing need to ensure software quality continues to impact multiple industries around the world. That’s why our tool-based consultancy services for software quality stretch all the way from European city transportation systems to manufacturing plants in Asia. 

Coming up in 2024, we’re excited to visit customers in our second-biggest market – Japan – as well as helping to assess and monitor software quality for one of the world’s biggest insurers, handling billions of digital messages every year. 

With so many organizations either seeking to upgrade legacy systems or ensure the continuity of business-critical software, quality is increasingly top of mind for many business leaders. That’s why in the coming year we’re planning to expand our team in the areas of security metrics and consultancy.

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates on software quality in 2024 and beyond, with the BonCode blog.

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