Learn from our Bird Rob: Screencasts How-To

Need help capturing the screen of your PC or mobile device when reporting a bug? Our tester, Rob, is here to save the day!


Hi, I am Rob Sep. I’m 53 years old and living in Helmond, The Netherlands, with my wife, two sons and two dogs. In this article I want to share information about the screen capturing utilities I use on Windows PCs, Android and iOS devices. Continue reading

My Tryst with Software Testing

This month, we have a special post from our tester Pramod, from India. Read on as he tells us a little about himself and his testing experience, and explains the Seven Principles of Software Testing, a set of well-known principles used by the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) to certify software testers.

About Me
Hi, I am Pramod L. from India, a nation known as the land of festivals. We enjoy celebrating festivals throughout the year, and I celebrate being a software tester similarly. For every assignment I undertake, I determine why the client is looking at getting their product tested, and enjoy finding defects that bring smiles to their faces. I do not possess any formal qualification in the field of software testing but have been a part of the industry for more than a decade and a half now, and have enjoyed every minute of my journey. Presently, I am working in managerial capacity for a leading Indian IT MNC.

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New year, new tester story: Meet Tatiana

Today, we’re happy to introduce Tatiana from Spain. She joined Testbirds last October and has already participated in several tests in English, Spanish and German. We invited her to our blog to hear her story and to find out what advice she has for new testers.
My name is Tatiana and I’m 23 years old. I’m living in Barcelona since I started to study Modern Languages in the Pompeu Fabra University in 2009. After finishing this degree I began a postgraduate degree in Script Writing. When I finished my studies in June 2014, I moved to Heidelberg, Germany in order to improve my German. I lived there for three months with my girlfriend Lina.

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“Fehlerhafte Software? Grauenhaft”: Meet vema

It’s time for another story from one of our testers. Meet vema, who was awarded Bird of the Month last July in the category Best Bug Finder. She is German and talks about her background and motivation as a tester. Enjoy!

Egal, ob es sich „nur“ um Rechtschreibfehler handelt oder die Webseite crasht, sobald eine bestimmte Funktion ausgeführt wird – für mich absolute No-Gos und im Privaten nicht selten das K.-o.-Kriterium für Webseiten, Apps und jedwede andere Art von Software.

vema on tour
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Gastbeitrag: Mein Workflow für Crowdtesting

Der folgende Beitrag kommt von unserem Bird vinni. Wir haben nachgefragt, wie er beim Testen vorgeht und auf was besonders zu achten ist.

Ich bin nun seit 9 Monaten Bird und habe mir in den Tests eine Art Workflow angeeignet um effizient zu testen. Diesen möchte ich heute mit euch teilen:

Da ich viel Zeit in der Uni verbringe, lasse ich mir die Mails von Testbirds auf mein Handy weiterleiten. So werde ich immer schnell über einen Test informiert und kann mich zügig anmelden. Bin ich dann für einen Test ausgewählt, versuche ich immer gleich zum Teststart mit dem Testen zu beginnen, um möglichst viele noch unentdeckte Bugs finden zu können. Continue reading