Posts Categorized: Software Quality Assurance

For More Agile Software Development, Shift to Quality Engineering

In the not-so-distant past, the software development pipeline was fairly linear from concept to development to quality assurance (QA). Then, teams embraced the agile development model. With the agile approach, software development became incrementally cyclical in order to implement improvements and new features quicker. The goal was to be more responsive to feedback loops. Now,… Read more »

Testing to Pass vs. Testing to Fail

What is testing to pass? Testing to pass is an approach to QA whereby an application or website is tested in lock-step using specific user-flow instructions.  An example might be: Press button A, then press button B, then press the Submit button. Testing to pass is typically used when an application or a website is either… Read more »

Study Finds Consumers Are Wary of Emerging Cyber Threats

Recent innovations in artificial intelligence, connected-home technologies and autonomous vehicle design are pretty exciting for scientists and software engineers, but consumers may still be hesitant to welcome these new technologies into their lives. That’s what IT consulting firm SQS found in a recent survey of consumer attitudes toward new technological developments. While many of the… Read more »

A Common Misconception: Software Testing Is Too Expensive

Software testing is something all companies should perform before releasing software products to the world. Unfortunately, many companies choose to forego software testing prior to putting out software products because of the perceived costs associated with it. These companies falsely predict that software testing will be too costly; however, the plain truth is comprehensive quality… Read more »