Quality Assurance Testing
Quality assurance (QA) testing is the process of locating, isolating, and describing software defects, commonly known as bugs, so they can be fixed by programmers or the data preparation staff. QA testing usually starts sometime during the latter part of the development process. QA testing is usually going full speed when the site is posted and close to going live. In a sense, testing is never really finished because it is performed as long as the site is live and being updated and maintained; however, testing activity generally tapers off once the site goes live and is in use.