Imagine this scenario: Your company has worked for months on a new product. You’re proud of what it’s capable of doing. The product has gone through the development process, but you’ve only done minimal testing to get it to market faster. You release it – only to discover that a major bug has been missed and found by consumers post-release.
While this may be a hypothetical situation, it’s the reality for many companies. Their response is typically to immediately release a patch or updated version, and try to stave off further damage to their reputation.
The “Issue” With Testing
Many organizations have experienced just such a scenario. Why? Well, most of it can be traced back to the need to release as many new products or versions of products on a consistent basis. This often leads to an increase in the speed of the development process, which can result in bad code, errors and vulnerabilities.
QA testing, however, can find most of the major bugs and errors before release. Yet, developers often see testing as a hindrance to the process rather than a necessity. Testing often comes during the end stages of development. In the production phase, however, fixing a bug can not only cost money. It can also result in delays.
Testing Throughout the Process
The solution then is to have testing done throughout the conception and design phases all the way through to production. This ensures that errors are identified and fixed before they negatively affect progress.
QA testers and developers should work together to create solid code and a functional product long before it’s ever released to the public. Many companies can’t survive both the financial costs and subsequent lost reputation due to a badly-working product.
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