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 given time.
So, One of the major tasks of a Test Manager is to prioritize which tests need to be run before release.
What a scenario can be, when testing ...
Yes, there are situations where you can release to production without testing.
Production systems with users that can miss the systems for a couple of days, might want to recieve features without testing.
Small code changes estimated to be very low risk
Contract deadlines which could kill your company
Having no ...
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 asked first, did they test it? If they answer yes they're asked, how did it get approved? If they answer no they're asked why not? Also, my employers have let only ...
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, observation, inference, etc."
Some sort of exploration and experimentation can only be done (properly) in production.
I see basically two reasons that would demand ...