Development Seed delivers open-source technology for geospatial data analysis and visualization to provide decision-makers with the best information about the planet.
Development Seed partners with the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in building an open-source software ecosystem for visualization, exploration, and data analysis for Earth observations and climate data (VEDA project). QAlified has contributed to this effort by supporting Development Seed teams with web application testing and data quality assurance.
QAlified integrated efficiently with the Development Seed team to support the project’s aim of rapidly building a new web application with features and frequent content updates. This was done by providing well-structured reports on the quality of new content and contextual information to be published.
The team quickly acquired a strong sense of the quality criteria of the scientific data, which included browsing bespoke interfaces and assessing the visual rendering of geospatial information on web maps.
In addition to the content and feature testing, QAlified provided recommendations for automated web application testing and offered professional advice and assistance on improving the development and release process to include quality control efficiently.
Reference: Jonas Sølvsteen, Product Owner, Development Seed.
Technologies and tools
- Manual testing of bespoke web applications, including scientific data visualization
- Automated end-to-end testing with Cypress / Playwright
- Rapid evolution of a novel web application and data presentation system with high stability and content quality throughout development.