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The Crucial Role of Application Testing in Software Development May 16, 2009

Posted by pannet in Programming.

Application testing is often relegated to the fringes of software product development. Testers aren’t fully integrated into the team, and they’re often given too little information and support to achieve the high expectations placed on them. Meeting customer needs is what testing is all about — not just putting out code. […]

A needs analysis — i.e., separating needs from wants — accompanied by structured walk-throughs prior to designing the code is essential to provide a quality product up front. Minimize scope creep. Design and develop more testable requirements prior to the design. Testers will ask the types of questions relative to the product’s use and customer’s expectations. This information is essential before — not after — the product design is complete.  […]




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