5 Best Practices in Test Automation

Testing to find defects and bugs can be a time consuming, expensive and repetitive task. However, testing is crucial to the success of your digital product as if your software doesn’t work properly, there’s a high change people won’t use it. There are plenty of tools available to help make testing more manageable. One such is automation, which can be extremely beneficial when utilised correctly. It helps streamline the entire process while reducing costs and shortening your development cycles. Additionally, it will help in avoiding tedious, repetitive tasks. However, using it incorrectly or during the wrong stage of development or, in some cases, for a product that is not well suited for automation, can make it a burden rather than a benefit. For this reason, it’s extremely important to understand how and when to use test automation in the best possible manner.

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How To Test – Setting Up a Crowdtest in 5 Steps

Testing your software, app or IoT product is a crucial step of the development process. All market-ready products need to be tested meticulously to guarantee client and customer satisfaction. So if you agree that testing is an absolute necessity, just keep on reading. What we know is that although the importance of testing is recognised, the following question arises: What is testing all about and how can I manage to run a successful test with Testbirds? Continue reading

The Effects of Cold Weather on your Smartphone and how to Stop Them

As winter slowly encompasses the Earth in its frozen embrace, it’s more than just your body that begins battling the effects of the cold. Yes, your extremities are threatening to fall off. Yes, your immune system is weaker than ever before and yes, you’re now living in constant fear of slipping on ice and fracturing your skull. However, there is something far more important for you to worry about:

Is the Cold Destroying your Smartphone?

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How to Code – the Best Websites

Coding is misunderstood. Often it has conjured up images of reclusive individuals hiding behind computer screens with masses of jumbled numbers and letters building some kind of supercomputer, but not anymore! Through the power of the internet, coding is gaining a reputation for being an accessible way to build skills and enable us to change our career trajectories. Even if we don’t become the next Elon Musk, with how interconnected our lives have become with technology, it’s important to know how to sharpen our skills and evolve along with the demands in the workplace or understand how your business’ online presence interacts with customers, as often the smallest bug can be the deciding factor behind something being a success or failure; the devil is in the detail.

With that being said, our own, Sanjuna Budhani, would like to introduce you to a few of the best websites out there for those who want to know the intricacies behind websites and apps.

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Crowdtesting – A How-To Guide for testing successfully

Over the last couple of years, crowdtesting has become a more and more popular complimentary method to ensuring a high quality of mobile apps, websites, online shops and Internet of Things applications. This level of popularity is also reflected in Testbirds’ development since 2011 and in our crowd which now consists of more than 150,000 testers in 193 countries worldwide. Over one thousand projects have been done by us so far and every day we see new innovations popping up in the digital world that need to be tested extensively to win consumers’ enthusiasm.

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Testbirds’ Webinar on Automated Testing!

On the 3rd of August, Georg Hansbauer, co-founder and managing director of Testbirds hosted an hour long webinar that explored the world of test automation. For those who were able to attend, we would like to thank you and we hope you left with a lot more insight and knowledge into automated testing solutions. In the webinar, a number of topics were discussed such as why and when test automation should be included, how to set up the automated testing process including a real world example and information on TestChameleon™. In today’s post, we’d like to briefly investigate some of the points that were brought up in the webinar:

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Localisation Testing – Our international crowd and the role they play in the world of testing

Testbirds’ crowd is distributed all over the globe – from Andorra to Zimbabwe, even in places like Timor Leste or Mayotte. More than 100,000 testers, located in a total of 175 countries, are currently registered on our Nest. Our platform is easy to access for everyone, all you need is a computer, smartphone or tablet as well as a working internet connection and the curiosity to test all kinds of software applications. Continue reading

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!

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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

The Importance of Testing

According to Gartner, more than 2.4 billion tablets and mobile phones were shipped by the end of 2014. The Apple App store and Google Play store each offer more than one million apps for users to download to their devices. So what keeps users from sticking to a specific app rather than switching to the next one? The basic functionality of an application needs to run flawlessly and solve the consumers’ need in an intuitive fashion.

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