Introducing Community Points: Showing Some Love to Our Testers

As a tester, you may have noticed some changes on your Dashboard this week. The biggest addition is a new point-system in our Nest: Community Points. Along with Experience Points, Community Points are a way to reward our testers. The difference is that Community Points (CPs) are used as a reward for a variety of non-testing related tasks. Experience Points (EPs) reflect experience as a tester and the amount of points received depends only on the quality of the work submitted in tests. We thought test-related experience points weren’t enough to reward our testers for everything they do, so we created CPs. Testers can earn CPs by contributing positively to the Testbirds community, and there are many ways to earn CPs! 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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History’s Biggest Software Fails!

Quality assurance is an aspect of software development that often receives the least attention. The lack of adequate testing within the IT sector has led to numerous tragic, expensive and at times hilarious consequences. For this reason, Testbirds has decided to investigate some of history’s most interesting and devastating software issues in a series of blog posts known as History’s Biggest Software Fails. Today, we take a look into a bug that caused havoc to nearly four million video game enthusiasts, which is now infamously known as:

World of Warcraft: The Corrupted Blood Incidence

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