The stSoftware incremental upgrade process consists of a continuous integration system and three separate staged environments.
Our Java coding standards can be found here which are adopted by all our developers.
We follow Agile development processes, which includes write automated unit tests for business logic. This allows systems to evolve with confidence.
stSoftware can use the Waterfall project methodology which locks down business requirements and scope at the start of the project and enables set time frames with guarantees. We prefer to use the Agile project methodology as it is increasingly recognised as providing better outcomes with shorter project times and lower costs to client as overheads are reduced.