A (very) Brief History of Software Testing

Testing has been around longer than you would think and by extension software testing isn’t a relatively new concept either. Before markets became more intricately connected and their customers more diverse, businesses didn’t bother ensuring their products were of a high standard or fully fulfilled their purposes. Governments didn’t enforce standards in quality which meant that that many businesses cut corners.

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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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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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Industry 4.0: Testing the Internet of Things

Last week we described how the next industrial revolution is already happening. A big contributor to that revolution, Industry 4.0, is definitely the Internet of Things (IoT).

A while ago we talked about how the Internet of Things is entering both our homes as well as our everyday lives in a rapid pace.“Things” in the IoT term refers to an immense number of different devices: watches, dishwashers, lightning control, burglar alarms, hotel room keys and even intelligent athletic clothes streaming biometrics like heart rate. Continue reading

History’s Biggest Software Fails!

Software bugs can often have dire consequences, as we’ve noticed time and again on History’s Biggest Software Fails. While we’ve covered everything from virtual pandemics to devastating medical consequences, a sector that is often affected due to malfunctioning software is finance. Today, we investigate how a software bug was able to cost a company $440 million in losses in approximately 45 minutes.

The Knight Capital Group Fiasco

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Zielgruppengerechte Apps und Webseiten: Was will (m)ein Kunde wirklich? Fragen Sie die Crowd!

Der digitale Wandel schreitet immer weiter und umfassender voran. Unternehmen aller Branchen sind dazu gezwungen, ihre Geschäftsmodelle zu überdenken, ihre Produkte anzupassen und IT-Landschaften neu zu strukturieren. Auch vor dem Kundenservice als integralem Bestandteil der Gesamtorganisation macht diese Entwicklung keinen Halt. Die Anforderungen und Erwartungen der Konsumenten hinsichtlich der Servicequalität steigen kontinuierlich. Für Unternehmen wiederum eröffnen sich durch neue Technologien, gerade in Bezug auf Kommunikation und Interaktion, große Potenziale. Der Weg zum Kunden ist kürzer und direkter denn je. Ein firmeneigener Online-Auftritt ist mittlerweile Standard. Mit der rasanten Verbreitung von Smartphones und Tablets sowie dem Siegeszug des mobilen Internets werden insbesondere Apps bzw. responsive Webseiten immer wichtiger. Für den Erfolg dieser Kanäle sind hohe Qualität und Benutzerfreundlichkeit entscheidend. Aber was genau bedeutet das? Was will der Kunde und welche Erwartungen stellt er an die digitalen Angebote in Form von beispielsweise Online-Shops oder Service-Apps? Bei der Beantwortung dieser Fragen kann Crowdtesting als eine neue Methode der Qualitätssicherung Hilfestellung leisten.

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