Beta Testing In-House Versus Hiring an Outside Company

Your developers have been coding like crazy. The application is now in beta stage. You acknowledge that it must be tested, but decide that you can use one of you developers or project managers to do the job. Here at Beta Breakers, we wish we had a dime for every time a prospective customer told… Read more »

Software Quality Assurance: Domestic Versus Offshore

As providers of software quality assurance in the US ourselves, we can certainly appreciate and understand the importance of selecting a quality assurance resource that is both capable and budget-friendly. Tough economic times demand an even keener scrutiny on “the bottom line”. Having said this, Beta Breakers does not claim to compete against offshore beta… Read more »

Software Testing and Automation Lessons from a Real Automation Project

Here at Beta Breakers, we have been providing automated quality assurance solutions for quite a while. Having recently completed a number of fairly complex projects—on time and under budget—we had gotten to feeling pretty good about our ability to scope and fulfill an automation effort. We assumed that our recent good fortune had been due… Read more »

Obamacare’s Software Testing Failure

As we’ve discovered in recent weeks, bad software is a bi-partisan issue. Democrats and Republicans alike are outraged over the Obama administration’s health care law, and it’s not entirely due to the policy itself. Instead, the software used to implement the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is in the spotlight for all… Read more »