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Nah. Trust but verify. IMHO, it always good to have someone else other that the developer themselves to verify/test the changes before promoting it to production. It could be time consuming to go through the process but it worthy.
Sometimes, a developer might not see their own mistake until someone challenge them. They do make mistake once in a while and omit details that they think is not important. Sometimes those good QA folks are the one who caught it.
Depends - you get idiots in QA, yes. But you also get idiots in development, we've all had to work with them; they hang out on QA here and ask the same sh*t over, and over again ...
But if you respect QA - and QA people respect you - then they can be worth their weight in gold. Good QA is hard work: it's about testing the stuff that you as a developer didn't think of without any idea of how the code works, and getting problems fixed before they get expensive.
Yes, developers should test their code - but that shouldn't be the only testing because it's too easy to make assumptions about how software "should" be used. And when it meets the user, you can bet they will do it another way entirely!
Bad QA, unsupported QA, ignored QA: that can sink a company, I've seen it happen.
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At least that is how it should be, however they are generally incompetent in my experience.
I have actually had to fly over to the US to resolve a supposed BSOD issue in one of my drivers to find that one of the test PCs was not suitable for windows 7, many of the system drivers were missing and the Dell update tool refused to do so.
The second PC was some kind of rack mounted one that slid into a case and engaged in a back plane connector. It wasnt engaging properly and crashed without my driver actually running.
But not as catchy or fun as this! (I'm not a supporter of the guy, but enjoy the beat, so non-soapbox for that reason!)
Sudden Sun Death Syndrome (SSDS) is a very real concern which we should be raising awareness of. 156 billion suns die every year before they're just 1 billion years old.
While the military are doing their part, it simply isn't enough to make the amount of nukes needed to save those poor stars. - TWI2T3D (Reddit)