Why Beta Testing is Essential

Recently, several automobile companies have had to recall their cars, trucks and SUVs because something was wrong with their vehicles that could lead to fatalities. The cost to fix the problems is astronomical, as you can imagine, and it doesn’t bode well for these companies’ reputations. These days, most people work (and play) on computers… Read more »

What is Software Quality Assurance?

Sometimes, we here at Beta Breakers must help people understand just what it is we do.  Many businesses and individuals who have computer programs or “apps” created for them don’t understand how they work beyond the general user experience. Because some of our clients come to us without a real understanding of what we offer,… Read more »

Mobile Device Beta Testing: Emulators or Actual Devices

When it comes to beta testing on mobile devices, many software quality assurance professionals have argued the merits of using emulators versus actual devices. Like most things, there isn’t any one single, simple answer, which shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone familiar with the world of software development. It is analogous to asking which… Read more »

No Money and No Time, but Test Anyway…

We’re often faced with the task of providing software quality assurance for a product that, by the time it has been handed to us, is over budget and behind schedule. Diatribes about the importance of thorough testing fall on deaf ears (often those deaf ears belong to “number crunchers” who are too short-sighted to realize… Read more »