Testing is a Process, not just a Phase

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Should Testing just be another Phase?

We all accept that Testing forms an important part of the software development life cycle (SDLC). However, the reason why a lot of organizations fail is the fact that they segregate testing as a single unit – a phase. When Testing is treated as just another ‘phase’, the implementation of this business-critical task suffers. Organizations try to club all sorts of tests and try to test their product for all possible areas at the fag-end of the development cycle. This naturally is impacted by the looming deadlines of the product launch, as also other pressures due to which the testing is not fool-proof. A product that has not been tested fully will naturally not be robust. There will always be a doubt regarding its security, performance, and functionality. So what can these organizations do to improve their testing process?
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Are Development Skills Mandatory to Advance Your Career in Software Testing?

Are Development Skills Mandatory to Advance Your Career in Software Testing?

A Developer shall write code, and the Tester shall test it – and the two shall not interfere each other. Sounds like an adage from yore, for the current IT world is not the same anymore.

There was a time when a tester need not know anything about coding or programming language. Those were the days of the so called ‘Black Box’ testing – black referring to the code that was hidden in the darkness. Of course, a part of the whole was still visible and covered under ‘White Box’ (or code-based, unit) testing, but then this was a part of a developers’ role and did not fall under a Testers inbox.
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The opinions expressed in this blog are author's and don't necessarily represent Gallop's positions, strategies or opinions.