Entries tagged with: Quality

Into The Unknown: Entering The World Of Software Testing

By Richard Lu, Quality Detective

May 6, 2013 - Testing

I recently joined PQA as a quality detective and, being a novice tester who has just entered the field of testing, I would like to share some of my thoughts based on my experience from the past couple of weeks. I have organized my ideas into this question and answer article. Of course, the list...

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Software Developers and Testers: Friends or Foes?

By Jonathan Duncan, Vice President, Delivery

May 16, 2013 - Testing

I have often observed situations where developers and testers working on the same project seem to be in a constant struggle with each other. But why – why are the two different roles so prone to working against each other rather than working together? My personal view on the subject has actually...

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More Than A Spell Checker

By Lisa Walsh, CQA Tester

August 19, 2013 - Testing

When people ask me what I do at PQA, I always pause before I answer. Not because I don’t know what I do, but because I’m never quite sure how to tell people I have a cool job that allows me to develop new skills and learn new technologies daily. What is it I do? I’m a content tester. The title is...

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We Are Not The Quality Police

By Sherry Heinze, Senior Test Consultant

December 3, 2013

I started my testing career as part of a user group that did analysis, technical writing, training and testing in the Systems Department of an insurance company at a time when having nontechnical people involved in software development was very unusual.  We provided informal requirements and told...

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