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April 2004 Entries

Difference between Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Testing?
Many people and organizations are confused about the difference between quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC), and testing. They are closely related, but they are different concepts. But all these three are useful to manage risks of developing and managing software. Quality Assurance: A set of activities designed to ensure that the development and/or maintenance process is adequate to ensure a system will meet its objectives. Quality Control: A set of activities designed to evaluate a developed ......

Posted On Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:51 AM | Filed Under [ Quality Software Testing CSTE ]

Fighting Bad Test Documentation
Here is the greate post on Test Documentation by James Bach. Source: James Bach's Blog: Software Testing and Quality Archives A lot of people I teach seem to be under pressure to create more documents to describe their test process. But documenting is not testing. It is one of the chief distractions to testing. "James Bach hates documentation!", some people will say. No, I don't. I hate waste. I hate boring clerical work that unnecessarily interrupts productive and interesting intellectual work. ......

Posted On Thursday, April 15, 2004 10:01 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Quality Software Testing ]

Software Testing Myths
Myth #1 Myth: OO testing is unnecessary. OO promotes incremental development and reuse, so we have a more effective way to develop trustworthy classes. Reality: Human error is as likely as ever. We have to check class functionality and interactions between classes Myth #2 Myth: Testing is a structured waterfall idea and isn’t consistent with incremental OO development Reality: Tests can be designed and exercised at many points in the process Paradigm of “design a little, code a little” ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 13, 2004 11:42 PM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ Software Testing ]

"Homebrew Test Automation"
If 'B' represents what you need in order to perform satisfactory test automation for your own particular context and 'A' is the set of tools that are available to you, then "Homebrew Test Automation" is what you may need to create on your own in order to bridge the gap between 'A' and 'B'. "Homebrew Test Automation" may include adding extensions to or modifying existing tools. It may also include writing new tools and/or integrating exiting tools in novel ways. Whether the tools are commercial or ......

Posted On Monday, April 12, 2004 10:09 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Automated Testing ]

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