Apr 19, 2012

Q is for...

Quality Assurance!

Now, I'm a programmer. I write software for a living (well... and apparently do business analysis and manage projects... but that's not in my job title), and even though I'm sure that it always works flawlessly, sometimes the world is a flawed place. Once upon a time, I worked at a company that had no QA department at all. Every single piece of code was tested by the developers (usually the one developing it) and promptly pushed out to the users.

Anyone who's ever worked in software development is probably cringing right about now. So I'd just like to thank all the testers out there. I now work with a great QA department that does regression testing and has unit batch tests to make sure that when I'm tinkering with the the secondary market UI to pull in daily investor prices I haven't thrown a wrench in the loan locking mechanism that it's called from.

Like I said, the code always works. But when it doesn't, QA people, I salute you.


  1. I think all too many companies just "throw it out there" I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet entries are an myqualityday.blogspot.com

  2. HTML and CSS will always be the only coding for me. I sometimes stare at C++ and wonder if I'll ever make sense of it.

  3. @Shennah
    C++ is a monster of a language compared to markup language like HTML. JavaScript is a good step between though if you're interested.
    I'm Sophomore in college studying computer programming and I'm still lost in some areas of C++. I know my way around good JavaScript code though. I have no experience being a software dev, but I hope to someday.