I was viewing Stack Exchange profile on Careers and I found that SE had 10 out of 12 in the Joel Test.

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The interesting thing that I find here is that the SE does not have testers. For a company that boasts of providing the best working conditions for developers, this does not seem to make sense.

Does SE totally depends on hallway usability testing or is this information incorrect? No offense meant. I am just curious.

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    Related discussion (with responses to your question, although not official ones): news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4269107
    – Pekka
    May 15 '13 at 5:31
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    Aren't we SE's testers?
    – yannis
    May 15 '13 at 5:32
  • @Yannis Yes, and they don't have to pay us! Apr 12 '15 at 2:52

We don't have any software testers on the roster right now.

The Careers 2.0 team relies a fair bit on automated testing. The Q&A team makes liberal use of human guinea pigs valued MSO contributors. And of course, developer testing, which everyone should still do even if they have a fully staffed QA department.


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