It's Time to Test Your Installer [New Free eBook for ISVs and Developers]

Written by Alexandra Stoienescu · March 24th, 2022


In this ever-changing tech world, we are constantly adapting to keep up with the changes and remain relevant in the software sector we work in.

Let's not forget that today's customers are much more knowledgeable, informed and aware of how easy it is for them to get a solution from your competition.

Now, think about how much attention you give to your product installer.

Are you building it as you used to 5 or 10 years ago? Does it (still) have the look and feel of a 2000s package? What about testing it? Are you testing it enough? Are you following best practices when doing so?

If you thought about all of these questions already - good for you.

If not, it's time to think about all the implications - e.g., you've developed a great useful product, but, let's say the installation process is not as smooth as your customers/users would expect.

What happens? You lose some of your customers' trust and loyalty.

But nothing is invincible, especially in the tech world, where you can achieve almost anything if you have the right tool(s), the right knowledge, and the right guidance.

The Installer Testing Guide - How It Helps You

We're on the same page - testing the application package before sending it to customers is critical for your application's success.

And this was a decisive point when we decided to develop the "The Installer Testing Guide".

With over 20 years of combined software packaging experience, Radu and Horatiu help you master the key points of your Windows app's testing process. In "The Installer Testing Guide", they walk you through all the steps you need to go through to ensure a stable, secure, seamless installation for your users.

The Installer Testing Guide is a free handbook for software developers, software engineers, installer packagers, ISVs - basically everyone in charge of testing their application package before sending it to the market.

Here's a sneak peek of what it covers:

  • Setting Up the Test Environment
  • Installation Logs
  • Uninstall
  • Rollback
  • Maintenance - Repair/Modify/Change
  • Offline Installation
  • and much more

You can read it online or, better, download a free copy and share it with your colleagues.

We've taken another step forward in our journey of democratizing application packaging knowledge and providing our users with the best guidance and resources from our hands-on experience.

And remember - it's better to acknowledge all the implications and start testing your installer adequately beforehand than waiting for users to install your app on their computer and risk running into issues.

We hope you will find it to be as useful as we plan it to be for you. Also, don't hesitate to share your feedback by leaving a message in the section below.

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