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Subject:Re: no QA From:JLShaeffer -at- aol -dot- com To:athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:58:37 EDT
Such rigorous testing in all conceivable environments can quickly create a
testing effort that is more complex and costly than the software development
effort that spawned it. So, there is a tendency on the part of rational
managers to say "Enough! Ship the product!"
In a message dated 4/10/2007 9:26:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com writes <in part>:
My only gripe with QA is that generally it isn't
rigorous enough. At this point, even relatively simple
software or hardware is going to be interacting with
so much stuff - OS, peripherals, other software - that
not testing it would be suicidal in my view. The QA
can be informal.
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