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In the movie Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, the Death Star was designed to be the perfect weapon, with enough firepower to destroy a thousand star systems. Yet a small, ragtag group was able to blow it up. If only Emperor Palpatine had consulted with testers, all of the Death Star’s vulnerabilities could have been found and addressed! Michael Mak’s great comparison of quality assurance and testing could have saved the Death Star–and maybe the Dark Side really would have had cookies for everyone.