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Software Quality Assurance

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on January 15, 2009

From Network World

There are multiple models you can follow for the development of your software or product. However regardless of the methodology you follow, the moment of truth for any project is the test phase. And testing means you stick the software in an unaccompanied seat on a wild rollercoaster, press a whole bunch of buttons and watch the show. This assessment of whether or not your brainchild can survive the test under the most challenging circumstances is called Software Quality Assurance.

Software Quality Assurance, or SQA, is a means of monitoring the software engineering processes and methods used to ensure quality. It does this by means of audits of the quality management system under which the software system is created. Is the application complete? If you are going to have upgrades for it at a later stage, how will people update the portion of the code that needs to be updated? Will the software make the network or system it is installed in, vulnerable? Will it work on multiple platforms? The list is an endless one, which is why there are people who dedicate their businesses to providing SQA services.

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