We at Testbirds believe that there are always new things to learn and keep your brains busy with. This is why we not only have a “Bird University” for our employees where we discuss interesting topics every month, but also keep up with the newest research and trends in the QA and testing industry. We like to stay ahead of new developments and we see it as our task to always have a look-out for the newest trends and evolve our services along with them.
As you maybe have read in my previous post, I explained why digitalisation has a big impact on the working world. Digitalisation has resulted in new models of employment like crowdsourcing: This means outsourcing of projects to the worldwide community. The new tasks are handled by so-called crowdworkers.
Testbirds is “FOCUS Wachstumschampion 2018”, which means we are one of 500 companies with the highest revenue growth in Germany!
The German news magazine FOCUS and the statistics and market research portal Statista analysed German companies and their revenue growth in the years 2013 to 2016. With a yearly growth of 93%, we made it to number 9 in the category “IT, Software and Services”.
This is something we are very proud of and now is a good opportunity to look back at what we’ve achieved in the past 5+ years.
From my perspective, the biggest challenges for today’s work environment are globalisation, digitalisation and automation. Employees are often unsettled and see these topics as threats: Will they affect my work? And will my job position be safe in the future? In this post I’d like to share my thoughts about how we meet these challenges at Testbirds.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is well under way to become a really big thing: newspapers publish articles about IoT more and more frequently, people talk about their newest IoT product and how they recognize that IoT products enter our daily lives. Testbirds also already talked about the exciting field of IoT within an article on our Testbirds Blog. Last time, we gave a short overview about IoT in general and why it is important to test IoT products properly by using crowdtesting. Today, we want to add some interesting and remarkable numbers and statistics about the Internet of Things:
Finding the right people is one of the biggest challenges for start-ups. First, there was only us three founders, we were small and not (yet) well-known. You cannot attract people with a big name at that stage. So, how can you find, not only good talent, but the right people for your company? There are a few things I’ve learned from past years of recruiting:
GDPR (or General Data Protection Regulation) must be the biggest talk of the town within several industries the last year. None the least within my area, marketing. Companies are hiring expensive consultants (who just learned about it themselves) and creating dedicated teams to secure all their data before the deadline in May next year. For you who just see G-D-P-R as four random letters, I will try to present a quick crash course on why this new EU regulation will influence not only business in general but also the development and testing industry.
Regression tests usually are initiated when a programmer fixes bugs or adds codes for new functionality for the system. There can be a lot of dependence on newly added and existing functionality. To ensure quality, it is essential to check that the new code works together with the old code and the unmodified code is not affected.
September is always the exciting month of the year for all the Apple fans. Now, lots of them will go crazy today: the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus are available in stores.
“Terms from the world of IT explained” is a series of blog posts that explain the origin of common IT terms. We often use them in our daily life, but do we know where they come from?
The second part of this series will explain what a “cookie” is and will give you some background information about the mysterious origins of the term.