How Microsoft does Quality Assurance

Microsoft pioneered the SDET role in the 90s. It then retired it in 2014. What happened and why?

How Microsoft does Quality Assurance
14 minutes by Gergely Orosz

The Redmond Big Tech giant pioneered the SDET role in the 90s. It then retired it in 2014. What happened and why?

Key takeaway: Merging development and testing roles resulted in several benefits, including improved code quality, agility, and engineer satisfaction. Teams found that this approach allowed for faster identification and resolution of bugs, more granular testing, and better alignment between code and test architecture.

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