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When Developers Don’t Care about the Software Defects We Find

In theory, we’re all supposed to be on the same page. In the quest to deliver stable builds that excite end-users:

Software testers are in charge of finding and reporting bugs.
Software developers are responsible for fixing those bugs.

It all sounds pretty straightforward.

But the reality is often very different.

There are times when developers don’t devote as […]

July 6th, 2017|Blog, Development|1 Comment

The Most Annoying Defect for Software Developers to Fix

At Testuff, we talk a lot about finding defects. But what about fixing those bugs after you’ve found them?

If you regularly follow this blog, you already know how we feel about this topic:

“Fixing” defects is the developer’s job (exclusively).
“Finding” bugs is the tester’s job (exclusively).

And it’s best if these 2 hemispheres are kept separate.

But does […]

May 7th, 2017|Blog, Development|1 Comment

Should Software Developers Test Their Code Before Launching?

This seems like a silly question. Obviously, developers need to make sure their builds are stable before sending them on to the testing team. So yes, developers must at least taste test their applications.

But what we’re really asking is whether developers should conduct rigorous testing, complete with defect reporting, debugging, and methodology selection […]

July 18th, 2016|Blog, Development, Testing|0 Comments

As a Software Tester, Should You Fix Simple Mistakes?

The division of labor couldn’t be clearer:

Quality assurance professionals are supposed to test and report bugs.
Software developers are supposed to build and fix code.

Getting a product ready for launch might require hundreds (or thousands) of back-and-forth exchanges to fix all defects. However, that’s how the industry is set up.

But what about those really minor […]

June 20th, 2016|Blog, Development, Testing|0 Comments

How Users Give New Life to Your (Product) Ideas

In a recent email exchange with a long-time Testuff user, we learned that he wasn’t using one of the main screens in our platform. In fact, he wasn’t even paying attention to that screen. After digging a little deeper, we discovered that several others were in the same boat.

This surprised us given […]

March 28th, 2016|Blog, Development, Usability|0 Comments

Code Cleaning and Software Testing

We all write code, even in a relatively short project, for quite a long time. It isn’t just the first few days/weeks (sometimes months…) of the main writing period, but rather also the additions down the road, the fixes, and the patches. This means that the code gets “dirty” with time, no matter how “clean […]

February 29th, 2016|Blog, Development|1 Comment

Digital Eiffel Towers in the Land of Software Test Management

It happens. Change is inevitable – and in many cases – initially unwelcomed.

Parisians abhorred the Eiffel Tower originally. Now it’s a symbolic icon of all that is French.
People hated Gmail’s threaded conversations. Now it’s one Gmail’s most popular features.
Universal suffrage was a tough sell. Now countries that disenfranchise women […]

February 7th, 2013|Blog, Development, Usability|0 Comments

Is Involving Software Testers Early in the Project a Workable System?

We’ve touched on this theme a bit in the past – whether or not testers should be involved in the software design process.

Our feelings are pretty straightforward (spoiler alert – the answer is “yes” they should be involved). But before we explain why and to what extent, let’s look at some of the pros […]

January 29th, 2013|Blog, Development, Usability|0 Comments

Software Testing Management – a Process with No End in Sight?

Today, I wanted to talk about a topic that affects just about everyone within the software test management world. In fact, it affects a great many professions, both technical and creative.

I have writer friends who tell me that with any given document, they can edit it until it’s perfect, come back 24 […]

November 8th, 2012|Blog, Development, Testing|0 Comments

Software Testing Management As the Foundation – Not an Add-on

In the quest to create powerful software tools for the market, development firms must rely on a diverse range of different departments. Marketing, sales, accounting, programmers, graphic designers, executive management, HR, and of course, the software testers.

Seamlessly weaving in all of this input is not without its challenges. The more teams (and the […]

October 15th, 2012|Blog, Development|0 Comments