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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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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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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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? […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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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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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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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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: […]
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, […]
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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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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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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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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]