What Was Your Very Worst Software Testing Experience?

by admin on September 16, 2012

Tell us your worst QA or Testing Experience

We’d like to hear from you!

What was your Very Worst QA or Testing experience?

What do you wish could have been done to fix or prevent it?

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Sara September 16, 2012 at 5:29 am

I’m a Technical Writer who has worked at several software companies. As I go through software releases in order to write user guides, online Help, and tutorials, I have logged many bugs. Most testers are great about fixing the bugs I log and getting back to me. They even provide work-arounds if they know a bug won’t be fixed.

However, some Devs and Testers seem to think that bugs logged by the writer are the last priority. I just want to remind people that users depend upon user guides, etc. being accurate. And if they aren’t, then users also lose faith in the product. So, please work with your writers. Support them, and they will support you!

vivian September 16, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Hi Sara. We agree. Devs and Testers should work with all members of the team to ensure that every aspect of the product, including documentation, is accurate. Thank you for pointing this out to our readers.

Josh September 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Ok. Here’s my worst experience: I worked for a start-up that had envisioned a great product, and it really could have worked. The trouble was that they got all their investment capital based on the prototype. Then the investors wanted it to be released so fast that the company decided to build the product off of the prototype!

Needless to say, the software was riddled with bugs right from the start. There was no way to code a viable software app from such a foundation. Everyone working on the project felt frustrated because the managers wouldn’t listen.

To make a long story short: What could have been a billion dollar company went bankrupt after 3 years.

vivian September 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Hi Josh. Whoa! Sounds like a nightmare project. I’m surprised it lasted even 3 years under those conditions. Thanks for letting our readers know that the FOUNDATION of a project is the most important part. Everything builds off of the foundation. If that is faulty, nothing is sustainable. Excellent comment!

Software Testing October 17, 2012 at 5:33 am

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