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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

SaaS Software Testing and the Beauty of Incremental Improvements

In an earlier post, we explored the recent Apple map debacle, outlining how better software application testing tools coupled with better “tests” could have helped the tech giant avoid its major embarrassment.

But today, I wanted to approach the situation from a slightly different angle.

IT is one of the fastest evolving industries on the planet. […]

October 5th, 2012|Blog, Development, General|0 Comments

Why Software Testers Don’t Receive the QA Tools They Rightfully Deserve

In the world of software, quality assurance testing is often regarded as an addendum to the entire development process. As testers, we’re frequently viewed as the busboys who come through and clear the left-over scraps of whatever delicious meals came from the gourmet chefs in the kitchen.

This is not a knock on busboys. […]

September 26th, 2012|Blog, Development, QA|0 Comments
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