The Importance of Closely Maintaining the Bugbase

Much is made of source and revision control in software development, and rightfully so.  When bad code is implemented and breaks the application, the app needs to be rolled back to a working state.  But what about bugs and issue tracking?  The process for submitting and tracking the flow of issues discovered during development is… Read more »

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 »