Quality Assurance | Unleashed Technologies

Quality Assurance on the web, often referred to as QA, is a proof and review of a product or deliverable - in our case web applications and websites. QA is independent of the design and development processes in order to test a product’s many uses in the myriad of ways an enduser, especially those unfamiliar with the software, might. The QA process is expected to discover design issues and development errors while testing a product’s user interface (UI) and gauging the user experience (UX).

As the number of internet connected devices continues to rise Quality Assurance (QA)’s job of testing projects gets wider. Numerous hardware and software manufacturers across many electronics brands now need to be included in development testing and deemed compatible with final deliverables. While it is impossible to physically test on every smart device it is important to identify a few key systems to test rigorously. Here are five mobile user testing points to inspect before your next development project is delivered.

Today’s web development is rightly focusing in on mobile-first design because of the rise in the number of devices being produced and the quantity of mobile internet browsers. As smartphone technology has improved over the past few years so have end-user’s expectations about what they can accomplish while using their mobile device, from completing e-commerce transactions to collaborating on shared files.

With thousands of interested eyes focused on your online presence it is very important that these end-users are not disappointed during any online interaction with your site. This is accomplished by undertaking a thorough review/quality assurance process to detect any issues before a visitor does.

Quality Assurance, paying precise attention to an expected output, has its roots in Guilds and their manufacturing processes during the Middle Ages. However, it was only seventy years ago that safety concerns over high-volume production of the United States’ military equipment began to appear and forced the service to enact MIL-STD-105.

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As manager of Unleashed Technologies' quality and assurance efforts, I always have a lot to say when it comes to website QA testing. After a number of years of delivering and testing applications of all sizes and shapes, there are several items that rank as the top items to be considered before launching and to be tested time and time again.

The steady increase in traffic on the web has led to more companies to invest time and money into their online presence. Whether the goal is to build the site from scratch or make an upgrade, there is a lot of planning that goes into the initiative. Before anything is built or coded, several questions need to be answered that determine the actual scope of the project.

I'm always on the lookout for exciting ideas and new technologies to broaden my knowledge of web development and design. Each week, I'll be posting links to articles on development, design and other miscellanious information that I find interesting. What follows are the highlights of the links I've recently discovered. I hope you find them as useful as I did.

Perhaps one of the largest ongoing challenges for enterprise level web sites is the need for rigorous quality assurance testing. If you're the CEO, Web Manager, or Marketing Director for a company that has highly functional web properties, then you're no stranger to our old friend "QA". This can be one of the most frustrating processes for any project because seemingly if you're deep in quality assurance your project has made it through the initial development phases and is close to the finish line. I thought it would benefit newbies and veterans alike to give you a run down of what to expect as you head into the quality assurance phase of your project.