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Demystifying AI Buzzwords: Understanding Their Relevance in Software Quality Assurance

In the rapidly evolving world of technology, few terms have gained as much prominence as those related to Artificial Intelligence (AI). From machine learning to neural networks, these buzzwords dominate tech conversations, often leaving many feeling overwhelmed and confused. However, understanding these concepts is crucial, especially in domains like Software Quality Assurance (QA), where AI holds immense potential to revolutionize processes and outcomes.

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Customer Expectations, Challenges, and Success in the Energy Sector

In an era where digital transformation is redefining industries, understanding customer expectations and addressing sector-specific challenges are critical for success, particularly in the energy sector. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Eric Järdemar, also from System Verification, and Karin Lundqvist from Energibyrån to explore these themes during a webinar. Our conversation provides a comprehensive look at customer expectations, sector challenges, and the path to success.

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"Azure Pipelines: From 0 to Hero" Training Overview

Over the past two weeks, one of our consultants from the BiH office, Azure DevOps engineer Ahmed Babić, led an engaging on-site training program on Azure Pipelines, guiding participants from “zero to hero” level. It was a great opportunity and something we continuously strive for, to share knowledge among the teams, boosting our competency and the delivery of our projects. The training program included more than 20 participants, who attended all four organized sessions. The number of attendees ensured the training program remained engaging, sparking many discussions and prompting numerous questions.

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Quality Osmosis_System Verification

5. Quality Osmosis

We have thus far talked about quite concrete steps toward making quality a first-class citizen of the modern agile software development setting. Those will get us 80% there. But, as in any other process, the last 20% will require 80% of the total time, effort, and experience.

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Quality everywhere_System Verification

4. Quality everywhere

In the previous articles, we talked a lot about the increased technical demands on the Quality Assurance engineer when transitioning to a modern agile setting. These technical considerations are quite effective at paving the road, gaining access to all relevant forums. To reach the goal of becoming a first-class citizen, however, quality needs to be everywhere. This takes a lot of hard work and persistence. Team composition is also particularly important. Decent quality levels can only be achieved if the responsibility is shared.

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Agile testing and technical demands_System Verification

3. Agile testing and technical demands

When talking about transitioning from more traditional ways of testing, we tend to downplay the impact on the skills required from a Quality Assurance engineer. The fundamentals of test case design are, of course, the same. All the same methods applied when designing test cases, such as boundary value analysis, equivalence partitioning, etc., are still valid. However, the way of identifying the input to these methods is different. So is the implementation as automation is crucial. And this is where the technical demands often increase.

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Quality Architecture in the agile context_System Verification

2. Quality Architecture in the agile context

“Going Agile” is not just about organizing teams and learning Scrumish frameworks. Being Agile is about adopting to a specific mindset, enabling us to follow the constant and rapid flow of changes. Especially important tools supporting this mindset are continuous integration and continuous deployment. To be able to integrate with confidence and deploy with managed risks, having a quality focused approach is essential.

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Quality Assurance is not Quality Insurance_System Verification

1. Quality Assurance is not Quality Insurance

Looking back over the years, we can see that projects tend to use test efforts as Quality Insurance, rather than a part of the Quality Assurance efforts. Having well-designed test cases exercising relevant functionality from different perspectives are, of course, fundamental. If done right, it is probably the best way to determine if deliverables are designed to specification. This cannot, however, be viewed as an insurance policy put on the development process against any errors introduced along the way.

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System Verification_From code to customer

From code to customer: Why quality assurance is vital for long-term success

Software quality assurance has been on the rise for the last 20 years. Today, it’s more important than ever. With a growing and ever-changing digital landscape, and businesses built around software solutions, software quality assurance is vital to create a successful business and to be able to scale when the time comes. Especially for SaaS companies, software quality assurance is vital to provide high quality services and to create long-term success.

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