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Programming Foundations: Software Testing/QA

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Learn how to incorporate different kinds of software testing into your development cycle to help your team meet quality goals with every release.

Quality assurance (QA) engineering can mean many different things to different people. In this course, learn about QA practices within the context of a software engineering project. Instructor Meaghan Lewis demonstrates the different kinds of testing QA focuses on and how QA fits into the software development life cycle (SDLC). Meaghan explores the areas you'll likely want to test and continuously monitor to ensure increasing improvements to your product. Plus, she goes over some of the mechanisms used to communicate the overall health of a product. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be able to look at whatever you're working on, think critically about how the pieces fit together, and identify ways to help your team meet quality goals with every release.


  • Set the standard with quality assurance (QA)
  • What is quality assurance?
  • How to ensure quality
1. The Role of QA
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Get involved throughout the SDLC
  • Collaborate with the team
  • Set expectations and goals
2. Test Planning
  • Create a test strategy
  • Make a test plan
  • Write acceptance criteria
  • Identify when testing is complete
3. Types of Testing QA Focuses On
  • Box testing
  • Manual testing
  • UI automation testing
  • Integration testing
  • Performance testing
  • Security testing
4. Bug Reporting
  • Identify bugs
  • Report bugs
  • Triage bugs
  • Communicate bugs to the team
  • Getting bugs fixed
  • Have bug bashes
  • Next steps

Taught by

Meaghan Lewis

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