Third Party Software Quality Assurance and Agile Development

Given the popularity of agile development, it is no surprise that we get regular requests to provide beta testing support in an agile environment. Often, the prospective client will express concern about how well third-party quality assurance can integrate into an agile environment. That is a legitimate concern, and one with which we concerned ourselves… Read more »

How Much To Automate In Software Quality Assurance

As one of our recent posts attests, the automation of quality assurance should be approached cautiously and critically. It’s common sense that you should never just assume that you can automate everything. Based on a risk and cost analysis, you will first want to have a good idea of which parts of your software are… Read more »

Cost of Third Party Software Quality Assurance vs. an In-House Staff

If you are something of a “mom-and-pop shop” with just a handful of staff members, you are likely not in a position to hire someone with the specific task of testing your software products. For those people, hiring a third-party company like Beta Breakers is an easy decision to make. If, however, you are a… Read more »

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 »