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How can I improve quality on SQL reports?

I've recently ran into some issues where some reports were not generating the proper results. We already have a QA department that reviews the reports and then our business owners review them as well; ...
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170 views

How to organize the quality testing of a large website?

I developed a pretty big website. I tested it myself to the best of my ability, but I cannot test all scenarios that my users may run in to. I found a testing team in India, but they don't seem to ...
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1answer
345 views

Shared QA responsibilities on an Agile team

For many years our IT development group subscribed to the waterfall software development methodology with segregated pods of programmers specializing in database development, logic layer and ...
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3answers
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Branch vs decision coverage question

ISTQB does not distinct between these (it reads "Branch/decision coverage") but some sources do say it is different. I would have two question. The essential one is about the difference. And the other ...
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101 views

Quality Assurance tools discrepancies

It is a bit ironic, yesterday I answered a question related to this topic that was marked to be good and today I'm the one who asks. These are my thoughts and a question: Also let's agree on the ...
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765 views

How can QA prevent defects?

Also according to Software Testing By Srinisvasan Desikan, Gopalaswamy Ramesh or ISTQB text books. Quality assurance is e.g. reviewing products, inspections, walkthroughs to see if all standards are ...
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4answers
475 views

Quality Assurance activities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Verification of requirements question Having asked but deleted the question as it was a bit misunderstood. If Quality Control is the actual testing, what are the ...
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3answers
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Inspection, code review - is it really testing?

ISTQB, Wikipedia or other sources classify verification acitivities (reviews etc.) as a static testing, yet other do not. If we can say that peer reviews and inspections are actually a kind of a ...
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4answers
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How to apply verification and validation on the following example

I have been following verification and validation questions here with my colleagues, yet we are unable to see the slight differences, probably caused by language barrier in technical English. An ...
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What is the term for a 'decoy' feature or intentional bug? [closed]

I have forgotten a slang programming term. This thing is an intentional bug or a decoy feature used as a distraction. An example usage, "Hey Bob, QA is doing a review today. Put a $THING into the ...
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5answers
366 views

Testing vs QA - output?

I was trying to find a relevant source of information for the above, but I failed. What is the output of software testing? Some say its "list of bugs", others say "answer whether or not the software ...
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5answers
197 views

Verification of requirements question

Doing a lot of reading about V&V, I would need to clarify the following. A lot of definitions (less formal ones found in books) define verification like that: Verification: The software should ...
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2answers
626 views

Functional testing in the verification

Yesterday my question How come verification does not include actual testing? created a lot of controversy, yet did not reveal the answer for related and very important question: does black box ...
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3answers
631 views

How come verification does not include actual testing?

Having read a lot about this topic --- such as on this Software Testing Fundamentals site on verification and validation and Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice by Naik and ...
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5answers
227 views

Facing quality issues

A workforce management software has complex GUI (for example values in a page depends on the status (closed or open) of other pages). Only latest and near past development has test coverage. During ...
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5answers
2k views

How do you integrate Testing into a Scrum process?

This is really perplexing me. We have a 'definition of done' and it includes dev 'done', unit tests 'done', dev test 'done'. However we also have a user acceptance test that needs to be 'done' but the ...
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2answers
1k views

How to unit test Visual Basic 6 legacy code?

I am doing legacy software programming in Visual Basic 6.0. How do I unit test it?
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2answers
186 views

Pushing for greater automated testing on a QA team [closed]

I'm a junior developer joining a QA team at my company. The QA team I had been interacting with while working as a developer was very solid and the business had been very good about encouraging and ...
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4answers
1k views

Difference between static testing and code review [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between Static code analysis and code review? What is the difference between static testing and code review? I found some information on ...
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7answers
437 views

How to decrease errors before testing?

During last year, several of the projects of the company where I work failed. We develop web software, that are not especially complicated (the most are CRUDS and search form about this data). One ...
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3answers
677 views

Do we need test data or can we rely on unit tests and manual testing?

We're currently working on a medium/large PHP/MySQL project. We're doing unit testing with PHPUnit & QUnit and we have two full time testers that are manually testing the application. Our test ...
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5answers
1k views

Outsourcing Quality Assurance and Testing [closed]

I was recently approached by a software firm that specializes in Quality Assurance and Testing. Up until this point, the developers at our (small) company have been responsible for their own QA for ...
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20answers
4k views

Is Software Testing Really Needed?

I'm a student working on my B.E(CS) and my question is the following: Is testing in the software field needed? If we create a software with great care, then why should we test? After testing can ...
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14answers
2k views

When is it okay to ship a product with a known bug?

When is it okay to ship a product with a known bug?
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9answers
1k views

How do you QA and release software quickly with a large team?

My work used to be a smaller team. We had less than 13 devs for a while. We are now growing rapidly, and are over 20 with plans to be over 30 in a few months. Our process for QA'ing and releasing ...
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7answers
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How do big companies of software developers check for bugs in their programs?

I was wondering how big companies of software developers check for bugs in their programs. Do they just test it on several computers?