Bugs in software products can result in a loss of traffic or a decline in customer engagement but errors in the code of critical industrial applications have even more severe effects. As companies adapt to meet new demands and today’s customers, their brand identity and reliability have never been more important. Nowadays it’s important to follow quality control and assurance.
Quality Assurance in Software Development
Quality Assurance (QA) is a process for ensuring the quality of software products. It covers project-related activities and aims at preventing mistakes in the whole software development process. The goal is to make front-end and back-end operations responsive and fluid, providing the desired product. Quality Assurance is also popularly known as QA Testing.
According to ISO 9000, Quality Assurance is an area of quality management designed to ensure that a company’s quality requirements are met. In other words, Quality Assurance is the assurance that, regardless of the reason, a consumer can have the most favorable experience possible with a product. An audit in QA is a ”benchmarking process”, i.e. an audit will give a status of the current performance of a process.
Quality Control vs Quality Assurance
Quality Control refers to the process of examining a product or service and determining its outcome. Quality Assurance is the practice of examining and changing the process that contributed to the end-product. Although quality assurance is concerned with how a process or a product is carried out, quality control is more concerned with the inspection component of quality management.
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