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Quality Assurance in Software Development: Ensuring Excellence

EasyChair Preprint no. 11358

9 pagesDate: November 21, 2023


Quality assurance (QA) in software development is an essential process aimed at ensuring the excellence, reliability, and functionality of software products. In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, where software plays a pivotal role in various industries, the need for robust QA practices has become more critical than ever. This abstract delves into the key aspects and significance of quality assurance in software development. The primary objective of QA is to identify and rectify defects or potential issues in software products throughout the development lifecycle. It encompasses a comprehensive set of procedures, tools, and methodologies designed to uphold high standards of quality, usability, security, and performance. QA starts from the initial phase of requirement analysis and continues through design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance. Effective QA involves collaboration among multidisciplinary teams, including developers, testers, designers, and stakeholders, to establish clear quality benchmarks, test cases, and metrics. It promotes adherence to industry best practices, standards, and frameworks, such as Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), to facilitate efficient and iterative development cycles. Automation plays a pivotal role in QA, enabling repetitive and regression testing, thereby enhancing efficiency and accuracy while reducing manual effort. Test automation frameworks and tools aid in streamlining the QA process, allowing teams to focus on more complex and critical aspects of software quality. Continuous improvement is integral to QA, achieved through feedback loops, data-driven insights, and retrospectives. Adopting an agile mindset fosters adaptability, enabling teams to respond promptly to changing requirements and challenges, thereby continuously enhancing software quality.

Keyphrases: Automation, quality assurance, software development

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Lee Kasowaki and Joey Trace},
  title = {Quality Assurance in Software Development: Ensuring Excellence},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11358},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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