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I'm a Software Tester and Scuba Instructor. Cool, huh?

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comment What's the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?
You are right that testing may prevent a build from going further but unless you are the manager / have lots of pull in your organization it isn't the tester who stops the release. More likely it's the build manager, release manager, etc. who says hold up. Therefore you don't have much control (it's an allusion). Just wait till it comes down between you and a developer and see how wins. =) Do tester think like customers or do they think like testers? There's a big difference. UAT and customers are supposed to act like customers (assuming you have either).
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comment What's the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?
It's good to generate confidence in the build but how do you have that confidence? Do you look at your test cases and go "everything passed, so we're good. I'm done!"? That assurance isn't real because you have no clue how well your tests have covered the code or the quality. Besides most people don't know how to define quality.