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Quality Assurance: Why Do You Need It?

May 21, 2015

Quality Assurance is a process that ensures quality in the entire software development process. Being a Salesforce partner in Product Development, we pay significant attention to the quality of codes we deliver to our customers. In this post, we would like to talk about the importance of conducting software testing and how it reflects on the internal development processes.

Interesting Fact: Unit tests cover only methods implemented by software engineers while QA engineer can test an entire system.

Why do you need Quality Assurance?

A Quality Assurance system helps a company identify weaknesses and inconsistencies in the service or production at any project stage. It is a complex activity that has its place within the software development process. Quality assurance is most effective when implemented from the very beginning.

What is the main purpose of QA and how it helps during the process?

Software QA consists of ways to control software engineering processes and methods used to ensure quality. It has been proven effective to prevent system failures and reduce costs on the whole development process. The Software Quality Assurance process encompasses different activities and helps in:

1. Growing confidence in the system
2. Preventing weaknesses and defects
3. Providing comprehensive information about the level of quality
4. Defining the process requirements
5. Testing the system’s usability and operability
6. Providing an understanding between contractor and customer
7. All in all, software quality assurance is implemented to ensure that the final product complies with set requirements and standards.

QA is a major part of the Software Development Life Cycle

There are many different forms and disciplines of testing involved in the development life cycle. Software Testing is a fundamental part of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

It is important to clearly understand the various levels and types of software testing at any stage. This layout reflects a number of general test activities across the Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) and how they should adjust to the primary SDLC:

Quality Assurance process

How can CodeSWAT help you?

CodeSWAT’s Salesforce.com-certified administrators provide a detached and thorough review of your Salesforce.com deployment to reveal areas for improvement and development. We start from the requirement analysis stage and continue through the implementation and maintenance Salesforce solution.

With an in-depth quality report, you can plan your approach and make important business decisions. More information about our internal quality assurance process can be found in our QA Documentation.

At CodeSWAT, we are always on track of new and upcoming trends. We hope you find this article useful, as we’ve identified the most significant aspects of QA for you. If you want to leave a message, please feel free to leave us a comment or email us at marketing@codeswat.com

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