Category Archives: Software

What Is Software Testing and Why Become a Software Quality Assurance Tester?

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What is software quality assurance (QA) testing? In a nutshell, it’s the process of finding problems in software. Why is it a big deal? Software is now in most everything and computers are everywhere – from homes to small businesses to large corporations and government institutions. Software also powers mission-critical applications like medical instruments, spacecraft, […]

What Is the Value of Software Testing?

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I am often asked what I do for a living. As a trainer and consultant in the field of software testing, I have to explain the field and practice of software testing in some creative ways, such as: I help people find bugs in software before it goes out to you. I am a “test […]

Using 40% of Your Software?

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No one ever buys anything with the intent of using a small percentage of the product. Generally, when one makes a major purchase there is a good amount of research involved and desired features are scrutinized for efficiency and effectiveness. There may be yes/no checklists involved, various conversations with the vendor and many product demonstrations. […]