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 »

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 »