File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Testing and the fly likes What comes under which role? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » Testing
Bookmark "What comes under which role?" Watch "What comes under which role?" New topic

What comes under which role?

Varun Chopra
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 211

This is more like a discussion than a problem to be solved. I hope this is the right forum because a lot of it is related to testing.
According to my experience, these are critical pieces which should be in good health for a robust software:

Proper coding (layers, correct logic, coding conventions etc)
Functional testing for + and - cases
Compatibility across browsers
Testing in concurrent user environment
Testing transactional nature of software
Consistency in look and feel across site
Performance, load and stress testing
Security Testing
Proper database design (constraints, primary keys, naming conventions, data types, normalization etc)
Server log scan (to make sure log is capturing optimized information [neither less nor more], no behind the scene exceptions are there which are ignore on presentation layer etc)
Monitoring system resource utilization by software (CPU, memory, swap space, i/o)
Documentation Review
Proper folder structure
Code Versioning Review
Cross device compatibility (mobile, ipad, laptop etc)
Machine configuration optimization

If you can think of more pieces please add.

My question is what comes under who's responsibility? Which items are responsibility of test engineer, and others are of whom?


-Varun -
(My Blog) - Online Certifications - Webner Solutions
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33130

It depends on where you work. There is going to be a universal answer to this question.

[OCA 8 book] [Blog] [JavaRanch FAQ] [How To Ask Questions The Smart Way] [Book Promos]
Other Certs: SCEA Part 1, Part 2 & 3, Core Spring 3, TOGAF part 1 and part 2
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: What comes under which role?
It's not a secret anymore!