Video: Deutsche Telekom uses test automation for optimising email services

deutsche-telekom-logoThe Deutsche Telekom uses test automation with Testbirds. In the video on the cooperation Alexander Gunnar Kiefer, technical project manager at Deutsche Telekom GmbH, shows the reasons of using test automation, explains the benefits for the telecommunication company and reveils some best praticses for other companies.

Since 2015, the Deutsche Telekom is working on optimising their e-mail products. If you are a private customer of the company and have an e-mail address with …@t-online.de at the end, you directly benefit from the testing and optimising. Continue reading

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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MWC Raffle – Hall of Fame

It might sound weird, but we cannot wait for Monday. On this day Mobile World Congress 2017 will start and we are very happy to be a part of it. As you might have noticed, we have organised a huge MWC raffle on Twitter a short while ago, giving all our followers the chance to win one out of five free MWC full four-day passes worth 799 Euros. This pass enables you to not only get the full MWC experience, but also to stop by our booth 8.1I10 and see what’s new with Testbirds.
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Challenges of software testing at your organisation

At Testbirds, we work hard to help our clients create the best possible software. We’re proud to have helped hundreds of companies and organisations optimise their apps, websites and other types of connected software. However, there’s still a lot to gain in the world of software development when it comes to testing. Through years of experience, there are several challenges that we’ve come to recognise in the market, and in this blogpost I’d love to share those with you. At the start of a new year, it’s good to be aware of the software challenges that might occur at your company.

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Pre-App Store Rating – What, How and Why?

When developing an app it’s often difficult for a developer to truly understand how and what end users want and require to have a great experience. Crowdsourced testing (crowdtesting) is an innovative method of testing that uses a remotely based community of people with varying backgrounds, skill levels and interests to test digital products such as websites, applications, connected devices, etc. Testbirds now offers an innovative solution for app developers looking to take the Android and iOS worlds by storm:

The Pre-App Store Rating Testing Solution

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Cocoon – Tinder for Recruiters

Career Icon Welcome to the first article of our new series “HR behind the scenes” where you get insights into our HR department. This time: Cocoon – Tinder for Recruiters. Ok, wait! It’s not what you think! It’s not recruiters looking to date recruiters and therefore invented an app to easily find each other. That would be a little bit too narcissistic. The app we tested, on the other hand, is for finding the right candidates using the same methodology as tinder. And here’s what we think about it:

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Testbirds Training Academy: Automated Testing Webinar on the 3rd August

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Testing software, whether it’s apps, websites or other software, can always be challenging. There are so many factors that come into play when wanting to assure the quality of your digital products. What’s the best time in the development cycle to start testing? Is there a way to continuously test? How about receiving elaborate feedback from your end-users on usability issues, functionality issues, or both? And how does automated testing work?

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Connected Cars ’16: Testing in the Automotive Industry

When it comes to innovations in technology, there are few industries as progressive and defining as the automotive industry. Attributed to a number of revolutionary societal developments such as the assembly line, the automotive sector is still creating groundbreaking technology that continues to astound the world and find application in all walks of life. This year, Testbirds had the pleasure to discover some of these new advancements in the automotive sector at Connected Cars ’16.

Connected Cars ’16

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Card Sorting – What, How and Why?

Nearly every user can relate to websites that force you to desperately search for content hidden in a sub-category somewhere or where information is stumbled on by pure coincidence rather than due to an intuitive structure. This is a big problem as a site’s information architecture with a clear and simple navigation is one of the main necessities for good usability and, as a result, the success of a digital product. Of course, there are many ways to structure content, however all too often issues arise because information on websites or within apps is organised according to stakeholder perceptions and not to users’ expectations. This is where card sorting comes into play.
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