Tag: QA

Part 1 – An Automated Web We Weave: QA Automation and Moab at Adaptive Computing

“Things would be so much simpler if we had more automation.” I know no one has ever heard…or said that. It seems obvious. If computers are running all your tests for you, there is less work for people to do, right? Quality Assurance can do their work from the beach, and you only need one […]

A Culture of Healthy Peer Review

The editors of Nature, the “international weekly journal of science,” receive 10,000 submitted papers per year, but 60% are rejected without being reviewed. The surviving 40% of submissions run a gauntlet of peer review in which two or more anonymous referees are chosen to read and comment confidentially on the proposed paper. The editors consider […]

“I like to break things” and Other Reasons for a Career in QA

When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I work in Software QA.   Unless they also work in software or IT, they usually give me an odd look, as though I told them I make porcupine hats. My response to that look or the follow-up question is “I break […]