Across businesses in varying industries, regional and global, the same questions regarding software quality come up again and again. How do we maximize our testing efforts? How can we reduce the testing time? And of course, how do we ensure quality at a minimum cost? The answer…treating quality as code. Developers and system architects engineer solutions to business problems. Let your quality team engineer solutions to your testing problems! Validating against specifications is only a small part of what quality teams should be doing. Many organizations recognize this, but struggle to advance their quality maturity. We’ll delve into methods your organization can utilize to improve quality that doesn’t rely on written test cases and manual testing, and we’ll approach quality from a code perspective, rather than requirements and checkboxes.
Takeaways from the topic:
- QA is much more than just verifying an application meets spec. QA engineers ensure quality by engineering testing solutions; much the same way developers and system architects engineer solutions to business problems.
- Treat automation code the same as application code and consider implementing manual and automated methods to ensure code quality and uniformity.
- Time is precious! Script and automate where possible, whether it’s sending results notifications, scheduling test runs, or even terraforming test environments.