[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Aug 14 14:21:41 UTC 2013

and to add to that ... most companies that i know who write software (audio
or otherwise) have *at least* as many "QA" (quality assurance aka testing)
staff as they do developers.  without exception in the audio world, the
ones i know have *more* QA people than they do developers.

if the creation of software doesn't even generate enough to pay the
developers, there is only  one other way the QA work will get done ...

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Harry van Haaren <harryhaaren at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Louigi Verona <louigi.verona at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > This time talking of getting tired to file bug reports, get the podcast
> here:
> >
> http://www.louigiverona.ru/?page=projects&s=writings&t=linux&a=linux_podcast
> You most certainly have a point: thanks for bringing this up for
> discussion.
> I'll introduce a few concepts I feel are relevant to this discussion:
> 1. Developer time is best spent developing, not doing testing.
> 2. As a developer I know how that a lot of time goes into testing.
> 3. If testing is not done, the software suffers.
> 4. The developer will test their uses for the software while writing it.
> My background is writing Luppp, a live performance software. I've had it
> crash before getting on stage to do a performance, I now know the
> "users-perspective" of a crash: it simply is not acceptable.
> That said, I cannot possibly test every hardware control surface, every
> effect plugin etc with it. How can the testing be performed to a good
> standard?
> One idea that comes to mind is a group of "testing-buddies". Basically,
> I'll spend 5 minutes doing bug-reports for you, if you do the same for me.
> Since each tester will try to accomplish different things (and on a
> different system etc), perhaps this could help?
> A downside to this idea is that essentially developers test for each
> other: in the end of the day developer time is spent testing.
> I'm open to suggestions, criticism etc :) -Harry
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