The Inviqa blog has posted an article that seeks to debunk some common testing myths when it comes to ensuring quality in software development (and its results). They cover eleven different points with a rebuttal for each, refuting them as excuses and possible misunderstandings.
Software testing has been around for many years now but over this time some incorrect assumptions have arisen about what testing is, what the process involves and how the process of testing can add value to the software development process. Here we take a look at some of the more common myths about testing and, from a tester’s point of view, provide correct and valid information for each point.
Among the myths they cover are things like:
- "Bugs come from lazy developers"
- "If we test it for long enough, we’ll catch all of the bugs"
- "Developers and testers are like cat and dog"
- "Testing is boring"
- "We don’t need testers"
Each includes a paragraph or two of content pointing out the problems with the statement and offering some constructive ways to help solve it in your organization.