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November 8, 2017
Meet test IO's Alex Trapp at Web Summit in Lisbon this week

Web Summit is one of the largest tech conferences in the world with over 70,000 attendees. If you're in Lisbon for it, you can meet test IO there too! We've sent Alex Trapp from test IO's Berlin office to represent us there.

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November 3, 2017
Confirm password bugs and the conversion rates that hate them

How many times have you registered or signed up on a site with your mobile device? Your big fingers clumsily typing away as you switch your keyboard from text to special characters. Wait, let’s not forget that you also need uppercase and lowercase characters. You’ve entered your password once and now you are being asked to enter it again. It probably made you just want to abandon the form and say, “forget this!” It turns out that you’re not alone.

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October 27, 2017
Product sorting bug and data algorithms, a love story

Dear Computer Science majors, everything you learned in data structures class was for online shopping. Nowadays it’s pretty clear what arrays and sorting can be used for. Data algorithms have taken the Internet by storm for quite sometime now. However, if you were a CS major in the late 90’s like I was, you probably wondered how they would fit into everyday life.

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October 25, 2017
Tester Referral Program

We're always on the lookout for new people who are excited about improving software, quality assurance, and professional testing to become part of our crowdtesting team. You've always been able to tell friends about what it's like to be a tester at test IO, but now we've made it official: a tester referral program with a bonus!

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October 24, 2017
Squashing UI bugs through visual regression testing

Your app passed all of its automated tests and even functional tests. But anyone using a smaller iPhone now sees an awkward misalignment and a bunch of scrunched up text—not to mention blurry background images and icons that don’t properly scale. And all those users you thought abandoned IE 11 for Microsoft Edge now see […]

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October 20, 2017
Credit card bug testing and the abandoned shopping cart

Online shopping is a way of life for most of us. We shop while in bed, in the car, at work, and even under the influence. That’s right, you read that correctly. Consumers are drunk shopping. According to BigCommerce, one out of ten shoppers admitted to buying something online after drinking alcohol. So why are some consumers still abandoning their carts?

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September 18, 2017
The Equifax Hack and Software Testing: A Cautionary Tale

We don't know all the facts about the Equifax hack, but it now seems that it came as a result of a vulnerability in the Apache Struts 2 framework that they used to build their web apps, and that a patch was available for the vulnerability for months before the attack on Equifax. Why didn’t Equifax bother to patch their applications?

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September 14, 2017
Automate User Acceptance Testing for JIRA Epics and Stories

As we announced earlier this week, we're dramatically speeding up development teams that rely on JIRA. test IO's QA Service for JIRA plug-in connects JIRA Software users directly to our crowd of QA professionals worldwide.

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August 30, 2017
Segmenting and Inviting Testers

When you set up a test, whether it's a rapid test, focused test, or another kind of test, you usually set up the test with your test descriptions, app sections, and other details, then click start. But what happens then? That's part of the test IO magic: learn how we use machine learning to classify our testers and choose which ones to invite to your tests.

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August 10, 2017
Bug types on test IO’s crowdtesting platform

At test IO, we classify bugs into four types when running exploratory tests on websites and apps. Previously, we asked testers to report issues as functional bugs or usability suggestions. We’re now rolling out two more categories -- visual bugs and content bugs -- to make it easier to specify which kinds of bugs you’d like to see in a given test cycle.

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