Public Beta Testing vs. Professional QA

To the optimist, the glass is half full.  To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.  To the professional tester, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be… …and that is an example of the difference between public beta testing and professional quality assurance services.  Public beta testers start as people who… Read more »

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 »