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October 22, 2015
Crowdtesting Tip: Be Specific

One awesome part of crowdtesting and working with a crowd of professional human testers: you can turn them loose on your app or website, and they’ll kick the tires and take your product for a spin, to make sure it does what they think it should, and doesn’t do anything it shouldn’t. This is a […]

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October 14, 2015
Testing Disaster: Healthcare.gov

The healthcare.gov website wasn’t broken because the government’s programmers are incompetent. It was broken because the government failed to test it enough before releasing it.

A basic rule of programming is that all software will have major bugs. This is as true of the best programmer in the world as it is of the worst programmer. However, all programmers tend to this mistake: only testing completed projects.

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October 8, 2015
Crowdtesting Tip: Know Your Users

It’s easy to get taken in by the power and flexibility of crowdtesting. Real people can be testing your software or website at a moment’s notice.

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October 1, 2015
Stop Neglecting Black Box Testing

We’ve established that both black box and white box testing are crucial to the development of great software and websites. Choosing between white and black box is a false tradeoff: they are necessary and complementary.

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September 22, 2015
White Box vs Black Box: A False Tradeoff

Now that we’ve looked at what white box testing is and what black box testing is, the natural question is which one is better.

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September 12, 2015
Black Box Testing

Beyond white box testing, there’s black box testing at the other end of the spectrum. When testers don’t know anything about how the software has been put together, they are black box testers. Their lack of knowledge of the internal structure doesn’t mean that black box testers are completely in the dark. These kinds of testers […]

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September 4, 2015
White Box Testing

If you’re doing QA, you’ll eventually run across this term and wonder what it really means. Black box testing is easy to guess, but what does it really mean to do white box testing?

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August 27, 2015
The Ideal Software Tester

The most important part of your testing setup are your testers. They should be Unbiased Motivated Heterogenous What does this mean in practice? Unbiased: Testers should not be familiar with the software or website. If they already have ingrained habits and usage patterns, parts of your app may go untested or unnoticed. Potential bugs may […]

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August 19, 2015
What is continuous testing?

Today’s rapidly changing business environment makes a flexible approach to all processes essential, especially when it comes to the development of mobile apps, games, websites and other software. Companies have turned agile software development and continuous testing as a way to cope with the new reality of the market and its dynamic requirements. Modern development […]

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