Questions tagged [quality-assessment]

Quality assessment is the process of evaluation of the software products quality, measuring of system defectiveness (not preventing defects). Note: if you mean providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled, way of preventing defects, use "quality-assurance" tag

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How to deal with flaky tests that have intermittent failures?

Having flaky tests that sometimes fail and sometimes pass is very frustrating: there is no single reason each of the flaky tests fail the failures don't seem to happen to real users using the ...
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How can developers be assured that their software is fault free?

For example when creating software for critical real time applications, like those used in aviation, how certain are you that it's going to run without problems? Are you 100% certain or are you >90% ...
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If verification is quality control, what is a validation?

I know that verification is QC (focused on products) but what about validation? I would say its QC too, as it does aim on the product workings, yet no source mentiones that. I am trying to understand, ...
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Pair-testing with a candidate during an interview

Would it be a good idea to have an interview in a format of a paired exploratory testing session with a candidate on a manual/automated testing position? A thing under test might be an internal web ...
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Detecting complicated CSS selectors

This is a follow-up to What makes a good selenium locator? Motivation I've been thinking about detecting the complexity of CSS selectors statically. The scope I'm working in is both test-automation ...
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Are there standards describing the different processes for software QA on software that you buy/obtain?

We as an organisation need to provide our regulator with a description of the processes describing how we "handle" software (usually computational software) that we buy or obtain from others. These ...