Let’s face it: In software development, quality gains are among the hardest points to score and testing your product is as critical as developing it. Practice reveals that with the surging demand for continuous ongoing testing the costs of developing modern applications increase exponentially.
A sound approach and an effective framework at hand for managing your test process is all you need to get things right — that is, maximize your testing efficiency, promote reusability of test artifacts, enable collaboration across your testing organization, increase end-to-end visibility of the entire process, and ultimately reduce the application lifecycle costs. But how can you make that work? This blog series will cover Polarion’s best practices in test and quality management. You will learn about the Polarion QA concept and capabilities, as well as how to better adjust th em to your own needs and goals.
In the first article we demonstrate steps for installing and working with Simple QA, one of numerous Polarion extensions available on the Polarion POP site. We also discuss the concept of comment-based testing introduced by Simple QA, as well as gauge its advantages and potential for improvement. Subsequent articles will take you into more advanced QA topics.