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Top Five Highest-Rated Software Testing Tools at uTest

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:35

Software testing tools will never replace the job of a tester and don’t have the heart and creativity that testers bring to the table when conducting exploratory testing. That being said, without a tried and ‘tested’ toolkit at their disposal, testers would arguably be ill-equipped to get their jobs done as effectively as they do. […]

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Announcing Our Winning Testers of the Quarter for Q2 2015!

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:37

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the voting for this quarter’s awards. We started this quarterly recognition program to give credit to members of our community who have excelled in their roles, and more importantly, added value to other members through the consistency and quality of their work. As […]

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Anarchy In Arkham; Multi-Platform Testing Is a Bare Minimum For Gaming

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 21:36

One of the endearing traits of the video game sector is that when it identifies an ongoing revenue stream, it makes sure that it milks that cash cow to death. Irrespective of the genre  – sports, fantasy, action, shooters, massively-multiplayer-online-first-person-shooter, fantasy-fighting, role-playing, strategy to name just a few – developers and publishers now want to […]

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Defining Your Role as a Tester

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:57

Recently, I have found myself focusing less on the quality of an organization’s products from a tester’s perspective. At this point, I find myself more and more in the role of helping organizations see the larger picture: How are they set up? What causes conflicts? How does the structure of the organization help build better quality? […]

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Real-World Testing Makes Autonomous Driving A Reality

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 19:56

Self driving cars. A vision of the future that if you follow the musings of the mass media are soon to be a regular sight on roads across the country. Google has been testing its autonomous cars for some time now – with the odd public hiccup – and has made no secret of its […]

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On-Site Job Opportunities Through uTest

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:47

Our Community is well established as a leader of in-the-wild software testing. We have freelance testers all over the world testing on real devices, in real-world conditions. With 175,000 testers in over 200 countries and territories, the uTest Community is an excellent resource for something else – full-time, on-site positions. In 2015 we’ve seen a […]

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uTest Announces Tester of the Quarter for Q2 2015

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 23:16

As Q2 winds down in 2015, we once again look to our community of testers to nominate their peers for Tester of the Quarter Awards. As we kick off the nominations, I am excited to see some of our best and brightest testers get the recognition the deserve. Testers can recognize their peers’ dedication and […]

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Product Hunt Discoveries – A Collection of Apps Found on Product Hunt

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:16

Personally, I am a big fan of Product Hunt, and try to check it semi-regularly. For those of you who are not familiar, ProductHunt is a site that attempts to put together a community-curated list of the latest and greatest offerings from entrepreneurs everywhere. As an entrepreneur, you are required to receive an invitation from […]

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My Time at uTest: What I Learned About Software Testers

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:56

Prior to joining the uTest Community Management team in June of 2013, I had experience in the technical realm with other companies in areas including network management, but software testing was a whole new beast to me. Thanks to meeting some of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with in […]

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Worst Week Ever: Major Security Flaws Hit iPhone and Galaxy Smartphones

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 19:00

If folks in the United States were worried about the Edward Snowden revelation about the PRISM telecommunications surveillance program, the latest potential threat to the security and privacy of users takes this to a whole other level — and this time on a far bigger scale. According to NowSecure’s Ryan Welton at the Blackhat Summit […]

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The New Rules of Net Neutrality

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 20:01

This past Friday (6/12/15), the FCC approved a new set of regulations on internet service providers, roughly one and a half years after previous regulation attempts were nullified. Known as “Net Neutrality”, these regulations have been put in place to ensure that providers are unable to limit web speed or access to users for any (read: […]

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New Technology Prompts Healthcare Transformation

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 18:42

Modern technology has given us many things that our grandparents (or even parents, for that matter) would have never thought possible, such as carrying around a computer in our pocket and connecting instantaneously with people across the world. This technology is part of our everyday lives, however, this incredible advancement in the world of personal, […]

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Top 10 Paid Software Testing Projects at uTest: Week of June 15

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 18:46

This week at uTest, our projects certainly give ‘in-the-wild’ testing its namesake. Opportunities for our community range from exploratory testing for a major restaurant chain to testing for folks with security systems in their homes. For the week of June 15, 2015, here’s 10 of the most in-demand projects we’re currently sourcing testers for from […]

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Register Now for “Shaping Your Identity as a Tester” Webinar

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:16

uTest is happy to announce a new live webinar, Shaping Your Identity as a Tester with Chris Kenst, scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Chris Kenst is a BBST instructor who works as the sole Software Test Engineer at Doctor Evidence, a small software company focused on improving […]

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Software Testing Q&A: uTester Interviews Exec Jennifer Bonine

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 20:06

A VP of global delivery and solutions for tap|QA, Inc., Jennifer Bonine began her career in consulting, implementing large ERP solutions. Jennifer has held executive-level positions leading development, quality assurance and testing, organizational development, and process improvement teams for Fortune 500 companies in several domains. In an engagement for one of the world’s largest technology […]

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uTester Interviews Software Testing Veteran James Bach at STAREAST

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:00

James Bach is founder and principal consultant of Satisfice, Inc., a software testing and quality assurance company. In the 80s, James cut his teeth as a programmer, tester, and SQA manager in Silicon Valley in the world of market-driven software development. For nearly 15 years, he has traveled the world teaching rapid software testing skills […]

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Four Must-Have Tools for Apple Watch Owners

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:00

Ever since the recent release of the Apple Watch, there has been a large amount of buzz around Apple’s foray into the world of wearables. For the average consumer, this swell of information can tend to be a little bit overwhelming. If you are one of the trendsetters out there to have one of these […]

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Skype and iPhone Messages Are Having a Bad Week

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:30

Messaging apps are not having the best week this week. First, there was news that sending a specific string of characters to an iPhone user via iMessage or SMS would crash both the phone and the Messages app. As reported on Mac Rumors, “sending the string of characters to an iPhone results in an immediate […]

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Calling All ♀esters

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 17:34

Here at uTest, we strive to have a variety of testers that can provide our customers with an in-depth and well-rounded report. We encourage testers of any demographic to join our community. However, only 27% of our community has indicated that they are female. This is a rather disappointing statistic, as the female testers we […]

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Wearable Tech: The New Antidepressant?

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 18:14

I was curious when I saw an article yesterday about a local Boston company (local to the Applause/uTest HQ, that is) touting its latest wearable, Thync. Wearable technology is nothing new, but just recently we have seen a proliferation of more of the devices from the Android Wear to the Apple Watch. However, what drew […]

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