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comment History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing
@Joe Strazzere: Edited your answer in an attempt to make it possible to accept. Please review and edit as needed. Thanks!
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comment History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing
@xeranas: Why stop there then, why not say Steve Jobs was born, or for that matter died. Saying Apple was founded has nothing to do with software quality assurance and testing history in my opinion, just like the butterfly effect has nothing to do with "real programming".
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comment History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing
For example, I found what is in my opinion a major error in a "top rated" book just today (with the help of others), and I'm no expert on the subject either... :-)
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comment History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing
Learning is best experienced first hand, but to say learning from others is meaningless would be a huge leap, and likely mean 80%+ of what you know was a waste of time. Also, when you said, "book is good start" did you mean "books are good start", meaning books in general - or is there a book you had in mind? As for having "having 20+ years testing experience" in the end, "With a thousand eyes, all defects are shallow"; which is to say collective intelligence ultimately beats expert intelligence in the end.
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comment History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing
You assume I just want to use what others have made... "The fact is that all best testing approaches is not invented without knowledge and failures of past." ...if only it were so easy, or that people always learned from, or truly understood the past; not saying I do, only that you assume others have.
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comment History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing
+1 That's a great timeline, though there are a lot of randomly add items like "Apple Founded" - that appear to have nothing to do with the topic.
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comment History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing
+1 I've been doing ad-hoc software QA for more years than I'd like to recall, so no this isn't for a paper, or a book. Most of my experience has been driven by the task at hand and the related experiences/needs of those I was working with, and I've never taken a step back to attempt to gain a broader understanding of where the domain came from, where it is, and maybe even where it's likely to go in the near future. Thanks for your suggest, guess while I've always found wiki a good starting point, I've rarely found it to be the answer.
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