“It’s not a bug, it’s a feature”

While Linux fans attribute the quote used in the title to Linus Torvalds, Windows supporters argue that it was Bill Gates who said it, while Apple admirers swear it belongs to Steve Jobs. Fortunately, for us, the author is of little relevance. The differentiation, on the other hand, undoubtedly is. Every person makes mistakes and developers are no exception. Sometimes, though, what we accidentally perceive as a mistake is in fact completely intentional. In its past, Testbirds has had numerous encounters with this misunderstanding. Therefore we would like to explain, step by step: Is it a bug or is it a feature? Continue reading

U, UX, UI … OMG?!

Working at Testbirds for several months now, I have to admit: you really become sensitive towards certain topics. The misuse of terms and buzzwords, for example, which fly around the web, in external meetings and in news magazines. If you would have asked me a year ago, what User Experience, Usability and User Interface truly are….I would have thrown my hands in the air and have asked with a thin, high-pitched voice: “It’s all the same?” Continue reading

Meet our 100,000th Tester: João

What is it like to start as a new bird in our nest?
Testbirds recently crossed the 100,000 testers milestone and we invite everybody to celebrate with us! Our latest tester Joao, for example, has already joined the festivities. Learn all about the young Creative Media student’s affection towards rainy days, what the obstacles you might encounter at airports are and why testing with Testbirds is an exciting opportunity!
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