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July 27, 2016
Crowdsourced Testing Tips and Tricks With Matt James

An Interview with Matt James, Implementation Manager and Head of North American Operations.

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June 9, 2016
You Have No Friends in Silicon Valley

Do you watch Silicon Valley? In the last episode, Richard Hendricks was about to release the latest version of Pied Piper. He asked his friends to have a look at the Beta and give him feedback. Richard, if you are reading this, don’t release yet! Heed my advice!

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June 9, 2016
Exploratory Testing Tip: Find your target audience

If you know who your target customers are, make sure to bring this valuable information into your software testing plan!

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June 7, 2016
Interview with our new CEO

The office just got a little louder. We're excited to announce that we have a new CEO: Philip Soffer. Phil is an 18-year Silicon Valley vet who's been a first-20 employee at successful start-ups including Plumtree, Lithium, and Piazza, managing product, marketing, and engineering. Our CTO Jan Schwenzien interviewed him to find out more about his background and why he joined test IO.

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May 12, 2016
Characteristics of Great Exploratory Testers

As we go through our exploratory testing tips, it's worth it to consider what makes certain people great exploratory testers, and what we look for in our testers.  Here are some key characteristics that good exploratory testers share.

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April 28, 2016
Exploratory Testing Tip: Out of the lab, into the real world

Exploratory testing has one main goal: breaking testers free from test scripts and step-by-step action lists, and letting them examine, experiment, and explore software.

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April 14, 2016
Best Practices in Managing Crowdtesters

After several years working on crowdtesting and software quality assurance, we've learned from many different scenarios and customers. Over time, we've identified several methods that work particularly well to manage and motivate international and diverse crowdtesters.

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March 29, 2016
5 Ways To Increase Customer Trust on Your Website

Every time users visit your website, you get the chance to create a long-term relationship with them. One fundamental component of any relationship that underscores this bond is trust. Gaining users' trust is no simple task, and there are many ways you can lose it. There's no one-size-fits-all solution to building customer trust, it depends on what type of website you have and what kind of business you're running. However, we have put together these five actions you can take to inspire more trust on your website and improve user experiences at the same time.

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February 23, 2016
Exploratory Testing Tip: Cover A Wide Range of Platforms

Exploratory testing empowers testers to engage with the software. They can examine areas, paths, and options based on their experience and learning. By removing strictures of scripted testing, exploratory testing allows for holistic approach to test design, execution, and analysis. Testers are empowered in the moment of testing, on the device and platform they're using. This […]

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January 22, 2016
Meet 2016's Mobile Testing Challenges

Over at Ministry of Testing, Rosie Sherry polled the community for their thoughts on the biggest challenges for mobile testers in 2016. Given the breakneck speed of change in technology, I'd expected to see at least one totally new mobile testing challenge to watch out for, or a big change coming down the pipeline that would force […]

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