Testing Environments

One of fundamental principles of software QA is to have a separate test environment. More often than not, developers claim that they have tested their code and that it works as required. However, developers usually test their code in development environments. Many of us who have created and published Web pages will be familiar with the situation in which the Web page works fine on our development machines, but fail or break when tested from a different machine. This happens because references to images and other links may be pointing to local files instead of files on the Web server. Similar things happen with adapters, and having a separate testing environment saves time and effort further down the line of the product lifecycle. ...

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