Intern Insights: Zaneta Szczypior, Marketing Intern

Six weeks at a company is not a long time, but being an intern at test IO is definitely an opportunity to discover your strengths (and weaknesses), all the while getting immersed in the awesome startup culture. Zaneta Szczypior, Marketing Intern One of the reasons why I wanted [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Our Team, test IO|

Engaging the Crowd: Anjo Gaul on Managing Testers

Having studied at Games Academy in Berlin and previously worked as a Community Representative for EA Games, Anjo Gaul has joined the test IO Team to manage our global testing community. He’s focused on providing new growth and educational opportunities for testers, as well as fos [...]

Crowdtesting from the Ground Up

An Interview with Alex Niemeier Born and raised in Berlin, Alex began his work with test IO three years ago as a member of our crowdtesting community. His passion for game testing and technology eventually led to a degree in business analytics. Having started here as a tester and [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Our Team, test IO|

Crowdsourcing vs. Outsourcing: A Testing Smackdown

When I first started working for test IO, I spent most of my time simply trying to explain what crowdsourced testing is. I was immediately met with remarks like, “Oh, so you’re like tech support in India or China!” I struggled to explain that there is indeed a difference between [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Crowdtesting, Mobile testing|

Crowdsource QA Testing: Insight as a Service?

As the new CEO of test IO, I spend a lot of time thinking about testers, so I might as well think out loud. A tester’s point of view on crowdtesting depends a lot on what you mean by “crowdtesting.” Speaking broadly of functional testing, there are two types of crowdtests: one wh [...]

Bugs People Find, Part 3: Testing Facebook Login

Welcome to Part 3 of our occasional series on weird software bugs that people find even when automated tests don’t. Facebook Login is a boon for developers. Instead of forcing users to create a new username and password, you can let them log into your app or website with a couple [...]

How Crowdtesting Works: Testing for Anti-patterns

I wrote an article for CMSWire with the self-consciously clickbaity concept that crowdtesting is like sex, for product quality. Rather than summarizing the sex analogy here on our blog, I’ll let you read it in its original glory. To atone for the clickbaity-ness of that article, [...]

Success with Crowdtesting: L’TUR and test IO

You’re sitting at the office making plans for the long weekend. Craving some beach time, you decide on a trip. You search the web for a last-minute deal. Already imagining your feet in the sand and the cool sea breeze, you’re ready to book it. Then the site freezes. You’re frustr [...]

Bugs People Find, Part 2: Mobile Keyboards

Welcome to Part 2 of our occasional series on weird software bugs that people find even when automated tests don’t. Mobile keyboards are tricky. You can simulate mobile keyboard clicks using automation frameworks, but depending on how you do it, you can simulate these clicks even [...]

When Testing Discovers the Spec

There’s a nice post from yesterday by Michael Feathers (author of the classic Working Effectively with Legacy Code) about characterization testing - the process of writing code that characterizes the actual behavior of that code. He makes the important point that, “When a system [...]