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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

as a QA responsible person should I reject the release or send the release to marketing team with known bug Neither one. You should let all people involved know that there is such and such bug. You ...
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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

It depends, mainly on the risks. I might consider creating a taskforce to decide the go-no-go situation. Some example risks: Technical risks: Can we restore the issue later? Can the defect destroy ...
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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

Neither. The correct answer here is to properly inform everyone who has a stake (so the marketing team and the developers who are working on the fix, and probably the QA members who discovered the bug ...
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To test or not to test something before release to a production?

Yes, there are situations where you can release to production without testing. Lows Risks: Production systems with users that can miss the systems for a couple of days, might want to recieve ...
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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

QA found a critical bug. I'm probably missing something here, but isn't the answer fully determined by that alone?  Doesn't the word ‘critical’ mean that it prevents release?  If it could be released,...
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To test or not to test something before release to a production?

Is it ever OK not to test something before release to a production? It's totally OK to not test something. As most of the times it's not possible to test everything or to execute all the tests in a ...
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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

There is a production release planned tomorrow. QA found a critical bug. Been there, done that. This is how we handled a similar situation in past. Go-live was scheduled around mid-night for a ...
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What steps to take when you spot a bug before release?

Communicate. Early and often For this release Be open. Assess the situation as best you can but be sure to pull in the rest of the team and get their input, advice and opinions. Err on the side of ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
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To test or not to test something before release to a production?

James Bach says "Testing is the process of evaluating a product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation, which includes to some degree: questioning, study, modeling, ...
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Should the SQA Team participate in delivering the product to the customer?

I believe QA should be involved in all aspects of the software design and development process. I believe that if QA is involved early enough in the process, bugs can be avoided rather than merely ...
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Is release ready for production?

Like continuous deployment, you can you also continuous improvement, with these two crucial steps: Release readiness checklist post-release "lesson learned" meeting. Many of members our our team are ...
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3 votes

What testing methods are vital for production releases?

It's important to have considered the following testing methods: human testing for issues that automation will miss automated testing for the issues that humans will miss complete run of current test ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
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Moving from release candidate to release without rebuilding the package

I agree with the no rebuild after test concept, things don't always build the same. Strange but true. I've seen one build that was influenced system load. But more likely is a risk of the build ...
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Testing types for release of software in short span of time

What testing types can be used to release the product or project in short span of time. Exploratory testing, you use your common sense to look for bugs. Regression testing, does this new feature ...
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Is release ready for production?

Sounds like you are missing coverage analysis. Whenever we build manual or automated test coverage we should have some way to track the coverage we have created. Historically this could be a simple ...
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Is release ready for production?

That feeling is a common one to testers; I don't think you can get away from it. That said, and the terminology is going to differ depend on how you arrange the development process, I'm assuming you ...
Kevin McKenzie's user avatar
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To test or not to test something before release to a production?

In my experience whether or not to test something before release to production is determined by your employer. At my current employer, if something goes into production and isn't right then QA is ...
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Should the SQA Team participate in delivering the product to the customer?

Software quality has a broad scope. Just like Joe says I believe QA should be involved in all aspects of software development. Each person/company just has to find out how much effort and which is ...
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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

There is a production release planned tomorrow. QA found a critical bug. The dev team is working hard to fix it with extra effort but they aren't anywhere close to a solution. The marketing team is ...
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What steps to take when you spot a bug before release?

It is clearly a hypothetical question and answer differ based on scenarios here: Scenario1: Defect Spotted: Severity 2 (vulnerability defect in a password field by performing SQL injection) Days ...
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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

My approach would be: Assess the importance of the change; Give the developers a timeframe to attempt resolving the bug (e.g. 2 business days); If the bug is still present, have the developers not ...
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Should Testers use Risk-based Testing only during Regression or should they use it even in weekly QA builds?

Testing is the process of evaluating a product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation, which includes to some degree: questioning, study, modeling, observation, inference, ...
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How do you manage and coordinate Android and iOS platform releases?

Platform Specific For iOS it's the app store. For Android it's Google play - https://play.google.com/store/apps Generally Pre-release you might have: a list of common features that must work on ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
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Testing types for release of software in short span of time

Conducting a "bug hunt" or "test jam" is usually a good way to get a lot of testing, and a lot of communication about quality, happening quickly. Conducting a bug hunt means pulling together many ...
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Testing types for release of software in short span of time

I think same tests as for a long span of time, maybe just less of them covering less paths and options. So I still say think about the 4 quadrants of Agile testing and choose which Unit, Integrated, ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
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Better way to distribute releases

For beta distribution, you can use for example fabric.io (free), and upload binaries with gradle (android) and Fastlane (ios). If you configure fabric in your apps, you have also dashboards with ...
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Moving from release candidate to release without rebuilding the package

If you do not want to rebuild the code make sure the version number is always loaded from a central configuration file. Now you only have to change the file contents, seems pretty easy not? I have ...
Niels van Reijmersdal's user avatar

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