Explaining Iowa caucus app fail: Why Elvis has left the building

A case when QA might have been a bosom friend

Relying on in-house QA expertise, two reasons for app fail can be defined:

• The QA engineers didn’t ensure that the precincts should seamlessly report the results. The peculiarity is that it has to be not a one-time check. In reality, thousands of results were delivered.

In such a mission-critical situation (like the Monday’s), the steps that should be taken before the app goes live are to be strictly regulated:

1. Create an appropriate test strategy.

The implementation of shift-left approach at early SDLC stages makes the development journey more cost-effective and faster, as it is cheaper to fix the bottlenecks before they leak to production.

3. Correctly generate test data.

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