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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Originally posted by jerry werder:
i have new question, what is the main different from QA and QC?
one is assurance and other is control. in my opinion, with the verbatim meaning, they are the same job.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Jerry,
Take a look at this article.

"In essence, if QC is about detecting defects, the QA is about avoiding them!" - This sentence from the article sums up the difference. However, QA is often used to mean QC or even just testing.
jerry werder
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thanks for you reply!
the article is great, they told me the different from testing, QA and QC.
do you have any other article to introduce me?
thanks any way.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Jerry,
Not specifically on QA vs QC, but Software Testing & Performance magazine has many good articles. All the back issues are online. Also, qa forums is interesting to read for testing/QA type questions.
jerry werder
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thank you very much.
this is good thread, it should help me to improve the testing level.
thank you so much
jerry werder
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what are you doing about CS,
programmer ? testing engineer? Database manager?
or other job?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Jerry,
I'm a developer, but my father did QA.
jerry werder
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do you follow in your father's footsteps?
my father is teacher about landscape design.
but now i am be a black box tester three month.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Originally posted by jerry werder:
do you follow in your father's footsteps?

No. I am a developer, not a QA person. But I know some things about QA from talking to him.
jerry werder
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right, if you are a professional developer, you are half good QA testing engineer. you could be a good white box test engineer if you wanna exchange the job.
 
 
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