Re: A few good pints
The SQA process has many times helped to find critical bugs prior to officially being released. Because of time constraints put on the developer, I do feel it is an essential process and the role of SQA Engineer is an essential role and will be for the foreseeable future.
I believe testing and that's still needed. Earlier testing was sole responsibility of testers now whole team is responsible.
Do we still need testers? Yes. Team consist all skills that require to code, test, deploy and maintain software.