What’s the difference between quality assurance and testing of software?

Quality assurance (QA) includes the whole process of making sure that everything is done to make the most of the available resources.

Testing is more narrowly defined as the process of checking whether specified requirements are met. This can be done dynamically by executing or using the product or statically by checking source code listings, documents and other product artifacts.

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What's the difference between quality assurance and testing of software?
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What's the difference between quality assurance and testing of software?
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André Nitze

André Nitze

Researcher / Consultant at QualityMagnet UG
André is a researcher and lecturer at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences. His industry-oriented research is focused on software quality and mobile applications. Based on his internationally published findings, he guides organizations to craft and implement successful strategies and solutions.
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