How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. If it is not worth fixing a defect right now, it’s not likely that we will find the time to do it later. Also, it becomes more and more difficult over time to correct the defect, so it cheaper to solve it now. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them.
Recognizing the relativity of quality often resolves the semantic dilemma. This is a monumental contribution, but it still does not resolve the political dilemma: More quality for one person may mean less quality for another.
Tests should always keep the end user view in mind. But how to test web services, which are not directly customer-facing, and in particular, how to performance test them in a meaningful way? This article outlines performance split testing as a performance test approach that is relying on real-time production traffic.
Identifying and resolving issues pertaining to technical debt often take a back seat since development teams prefer to develop new features rather than perform refactoring to repay technical debt. The article emphasizes the need of a balance between feature development and technical debt repayment and outlines pragmatic strategies that software projects could adopt to manage technical debt.
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In two recent papers, David Chappell, Principal of Chappell & Associates, outlines the different aspects of software quality – functional, structural, and process-, the groups of people directly interested in quality –users, developers, and...
How do you measure quality? Number of defects? Customer happiness? Money earned? Developer smiles? That’s the question raised by @gojkoadzic in his keynote at the recent BDD and Agile Testing Exchange in London, to make us think and propose some elements of response.
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