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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

Jan 13, 2015

It seems that software always contains bugs. No matter how much time and effort is spent building an application, there will be issues. Sometimes this is because of a lack of testing, and sometimes this is because of poor testing, but in any case, the expectation that we will test our code is becoming more prevalent as we depend more and more on computer software. Users expect our software to work.

It seems there is never enough time to properly test software after it is complete. Perhaps your deadlines are too tight, perhaps there aren't enough resources to devote to comprehensive testing processes, but it really doesn't matter. We will never have enough resources in our QA and testing teams to do as much testing as we would like. We need to expect this and find ways to raise the quality of our work, given those constraints.

Read the rest of "Testing" at SQLServerCentral.