QA Consultants Announces The Book on Testing, Highlighting the Critical Importance of Software Testing
In the first book of its kind, Alex Rodov, Founder and CEO of QA Consultants shares expertise and insights on the importance of testing – and the consequences – for a world that runs on software.
The Book on Testing illustrates how proper software testing can be the difference between life and death. Rodov takes readers through well-known case studies such as the 2019 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft recall as well as hot-button topics like the race to AI implementation, demonstrating how software testing is at the heart of these issues despite it often being overlooked. In the book, Rodov eschews using overly technical jargon, choosing to use language consumers can relate to and imparting lessons readers can take forward in their everyday lives.
“The Book on Testing is a personal and informal tour of the landscape of software testing, with a focus on what happens when it isn’t done enough and with the care and expertise it requires,” says Rodov. “This book is, in short, a cautionary tale: a flashing yellow light that precedes a green.”
The world’s reliance on software continues to grow, everything from autonomous vehicles to hybrid work environments are powered by it. Rodov makes the case that while this reliance opens a myriad of possibilities for human advancement, ensuring software runs the way it is supposed to is more important than ever. If software is rushed and tested improperly, the consequences can be dire.
“The lessons and stories in The Book on Testing provide powerful parables for government and private-sector leaders around the world to learn from the mistakes of others while implementing and testing software systems that support public and private-sector policy,” wrote Peter Watkins, Chief Operating Officer, QA Consultants, in the book’s foreword.
About Alex Rodov
Alex Rodov is the Founder and CEO at QA Consultants, which he founded in 1994. He was one of the first to treat quality assurance as a field of its own, and his enduring contribution to the field has been to establish software testing as a specific skill set. Alex established QA Consultants as a dedicated local testing centre of excellence featuring on-demand local access to professional testers with a wide range of field expertise. Under his leadership, QA Consultants has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a cutting-edge quality assurance company recognized as a market leader in the multi-billion-dollar North American software testing industry. Alex has been widely recognized for his visionary leadership and his pioneering innovations Throughout his career, Alex has led some of the largest and most complex North American quality assurance projects and initiatives and developed new processes and methodologies that became the global standard.
About QA Consultants
An award-winning North American provider of software testing and quality engineering solutions, QA Consultants is the trusted services company for businesses and government, supported by leading practitioners and approaches. The company was recently acquired by ALTEN Group to bring quality engineering capabilities to its service portfolio. For over 30 years, they have successfully delivered 12,000+ mission-critical projects in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. They reduce risk and improve time to market with quality engineering, keeping applications secure through dedicated application security capabilities, and reducing cost of ownership while enabling applications to scale via performance engineering. QA Consultants are proud of their vision to help clients achieve flawless technology outcomes.