Aric is FrogSlayer’s Quality Assurance director. Making sure that our products actually work is his number one concern, and he’s put a lot more thought into it than the rest of us. Who’s the one guy who can make the developers feel like idiots? The Quality Assurance Guy. These are the tools that help him do it.
5. Quality Assurance Forums
Quality Assurance Forums has several different forums that go over virtually every aspect of Quality Assurance. The most important feature is the ability to ask specific questions that are answered by professionals working in the field. It also has a search feature, allowing you to see if your question has been answered before.
SQA.net is a very basic starting point. There are three different areas of focus on their site: QA Definition, Theory and Practices. By reviewing SQA.net, you’ll get a good understanding of terminology that is used commonly among Quality Assurance Engineers, and what they do on a daily basis.
3. SWEBOK Guide
This is the holy grail of Software Engineering documentation. The Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge goes into every aspect of the software development process, as well as listing potential methods that a software engineer may incorporate.
The primary function of StickyMinds is finding articles and technical papers related to improving software quality, and hosting them on their site. The greatest part of StickyMinds is the vast array of articles that vary from very basic to extremely complex problems.
My personal favorite site for Quality Assurance-related resources. SoftwareQATest has a very extensive FAQ area that answers almost any question a person new to QA might have. With a vast array of tools, other resources and books to choose from, it is my number one resource for new people to Quality Assurance.
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