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January 24, 2018
What makes mobile testing difficult?

Mobile applications offer great opportunities to many companies and industries. Creating quality mobile applications and testing them thoroughly, however, involves certain challenges for even the most robust software development organizations. Based on Capgemini's World Quality Report we analyzed the major roadblocks to strategic mobile testing.

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January 22, 2018
test IO’s recap of 2017: tests, testers, and feature updates

We took a few moments to look back at 2017. To discover last year’s highlights, check out the recap — all the tests we ran, the bugs we found, and how our QA platform evolved over the course of the year.

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January 22, 2018
Mobile app screen view controller bug

Xcode, Android Studio, React js, Angular js, Xamarin, no matter your guilty pleasure for app building, you’ve utilized view controllers. Enticing users screen by screen, designing and developing an interface that speaks to their user behavior. What happens if a view controller is not retaining data when a user navigates to another screen?

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December 15, 2017
Human creativity at work: cross-site email phishing scam

Every day test IO leverages the creativity and intelligence of our crowd of professional testers to find problems and bugs in software. Still, even we are sometimes surprised by the ingenuity of human beings in finding loopholes and security issues -- especially when it’s on our own website.

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December 5, 2017
November #random archives

Besides the standard office photos of food (both delicious treats people brought in and the less-enticing “who left this here? It’s alive now”), the test IO team’s #random Slack channel was eclectic and amusing in the month of November.

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December 1, 2017
Transmitted transfer bug and the transport layer of the OSI model

In order to understand transmitted transfers you must first become familiar with the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, one of the most useful things I learned while studying Information Science. Not only is the OSI model important for understanding network security, it’s important for understanding FTP technology. Developed by the International Standards Organization, the OSI model divides network communication into seven layers. Each layer takes care of a very specific job, and then passes the data onto the next layer. What happens if there is a problem with one of the layers? Specifically, the transport layer.

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November 24, 2017
Email address bug and inline form validation

I felt a sense of nostalgia writing this, so much that I had to look up the history of webforms. In the early days, web forms were used mainly for search and submission tasks. The interface was very basic, HTML-based with no CSS styling. By 1994 we were able to order pizza online. Not long after this, Amazon and eBay launched, both using web forms. Web forms have constantly evolved over the years. What happens if a web form only uses basic validation and data validation?

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November 23, 2017
Meet our new customer success managers: Juli, Stefan, and Susan

October was a busy month for new team members here at test IO! We had the good fortune to add three new customer success managers to our team: Stefan Krauss in the Berlin office, and Juli Shimodaira and Susan Yi in San Francisco.

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November 17, 2017
Disappearing VAT ID bug and undefined prices

For an interview early in my career, I created a website showcasing my javascript scrolling marquee skills. Don’t laugh at me. I know now, that it wasn’t the best way to showcase my talents. Even today, Javascript is used to develop some pretty advanced things, such as storing and defining values for forms. What happens when the field of a form displays an undefined primitive data type or value, rather than the entered value? What happens if users can’t complete sign up because of this?

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November 10, 2017
Subdomain provisioning bug during premium account creation

This is the decade of “do it yourself”. With the rise of entrepreneurship and emerging technology everyone wants to create their own website, or expand on it. Expanding on your online presence can include creating a subdomain or getting the right subdomain on another platform or website. What happens if there's a bug preventing subdomain creation?

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