Friday, June 6, 2008

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes

A favorite Latin quote, "Who watches the watchmen?" Quality Assurance is the answer or at least it is if you as an SQA engineer. The watchmen being the developers and QA being the ones watching them. Since testing is simply the observations of how an action or inaction is behaving based on predefined situations. And we know from the "Heisendburg concept", (not the Heisendburg Theory) that any form of observation is also an interaction that the act of testing can also affect that which is being tested. Having SQA does not mean that the developer is not testing thier own code but gives a fresh set of eyes and a more pure state of observations rather than a state of change and observe.

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