Software Quality Assurance (SQA) has always been an essential part of software development, but in recent years, the definition and approach to SQA has transformed. The traditional approach to SQA was focused on identifying and fixing defects after they were introduced into the code. However, this approach is no longer sufficient in today’s fast-paced and competitive software development landscape.
Enter the Shift Left approach to SQA. Shift Left is a new approach to software development that emphasises integrating quality practices into the earliest stages of the development cycle. This approach ensures quality is built into the software from the start rather than being an afterthought.
One key aspect of Shift Left is automation. Automated testing and continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) are vital tools that help organizations implement the Shift Left approach. Automated testing allows for consistent, repeatable testing of software at every stage of the development process, reducing the risk of defects making it to production. CI/CD enables the integration of automated testing into the software development process, providing continuous feedback on the quality of the software.
In addition to automation, the Shift Left approach also emphasises collaboration between development and SQA teams. This collaboration ensures that quality is a shared responsibility and that everyone is working towards the same goal of delivering high-quality software.
Another critical aspect of the Shift Left approach is continuous improvement. The approach encourages organisations to continuously evaluate and improve their software development processes, ensuring they are up to date with the latest tools, techniques, and best practices.
In conclusion, the redefinition of SQA reflects the changing landscape of software development. The Shift Left approach, combined with automation and other tools, allows organisations to build quality into the software development process, resulting in high-quality software delivered faster and at a lower cost. Quality Matrix Group is at the forefront of this new era in SQA, providing innovative solutions and expert guidance to help organisations achieve their software quality goals.
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