Posts By: Evan

Beta Breakers Usability Testing vs. Public Betas

Having been in business for more than three decades now, we have sometimes been asked about the difference between our usability reviews and public beta organizations. Our customers are surprised to hear that in most cases, our QA Engineers perform comprehensive usability reviews while concurrently completing both functionality and cross-platform compatibility testing. The reason is… Read more »

More fun with electricity

PG&E is at it again, taking away our power for at least half the day on Monday, February 22.  We’ll keep things going from various home offices, but phone service and bugbase access will be limited.

Hardware Statistics

Here’s another article that differs a bit from our usual software testing blogs: hardware statistics. It can be a dry topic, but it is one that comes up quite a bit in our labs. Many of our clients are developing applications that have meaningful hardware requirements that need to be met, and in some cases… Read more »

The Differences Between Alpha and Beta Testing

Most software and hardware products in the tech industry go through alpha and beta testing. These testing phases are used to discover defects and adjust the products so they function flawlessly by the time they reach the consumer. Alpha testing comes first and occurs toward the end of the development process and when the product… Read more »