It is imperative that our deliverables are high quality. In order to accomplish this, we do methodological monitoring work, which takes hours of careful analysis by different control areas. In this blog post we will see how Intraway’s testing team makes software applications, which are then installed in our customers’ environments, perform effectively. We will describe how our team carries out tests in our laboratory.
Why is Software Testing Necessary?
Software testing is necessary for all application developments. Today, software quality is essential for both durability and good business practices of systems that are delivered to customers. This is the added value that we provide our applications to certify the quality of our products. We ensure guaranteed satisfaction from customers who use Intraway products.
What is the Difference between Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC)?
When talking about quality, these two acronyms arise, but what is the difference between them? The important thing to know is that in reference to QC, testing is found more engaged in the quality process.
Quality Control refers to the activities undertaken to determine whether the products, in this case software, coincide with the corresponding functional documentation. Even though testing is not the only area committed to this process, it is the one that makes functional testing and automation software verification.
However, Quality Assurance is not only testing, but it is also associated with planning, processes, and methodologies. It is important to make sure that the application we are implementing works the way we want it to work. In other words, we want the application to behave correctly, as expected.
Finally, we can say that the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control is that Quality Assurance must be performed at each stage of the project, so it is preventive, while Quality Control is largely performed as error detection implementation, making it reactive.
How to be Efficient in the Testing Area?
Software testing aims to guarantee the quality of our product. The methodology we use to make this happen is to respect the senior and middle managers.
First, a leading testing team organizes the macro-level testing methodologies structures. After that, team coordinators organize the daily work to provide the tools for the production team. This is done by running the tests, assembling test cases, preparing a test plan together, and finally, by executing the tests. And, we always do all this respecting testing standards and our added value.
How Do We Achieve This?
We carry out functional and automation testing for all our application features with a professional team specialized in telecommunications and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS). The key to success is the knowledge we get from the applications we tested and the flow of communication with other departments that participate in the chain, including developers, analysts, and leaders of the testing area.
Through the documentation of functional specifications and use cases, the area of testing designs test cases seeking the preconditions, the steps, and the expected outcomes so that both the team and the end user can interpret and execute the event test that was designed.
Once this work is completed, our team prepares a specific test plan for the release to be tested, from test cases containing system configurations to the most detailed cases of the application’s functional structure.
The test starts to make a first test plan pass. During the execution of the test cases some bugs can appear, hence we will assign them to the corresponding departments (such as development or platform) to solve the problem that was detected. The testing methodology continues like this until the end.
Seeking the highest quality in our applications means that we provide the best and most reliable applications to our customers. What we do at Intraway is strive for excellence to guarantee customer satisfaction.
If you would like to know more about us, please click the following link: www.intraway.com.
Author: Emilio Maluf / Sr. Functional Tester
Key Words: Testing, Quality Control, Test, Quality Assurance