Posts Tagged: software qa

Config Boards vs. Standalone Systems for Compatibility Testing

Over the years we’ve conducted innumerable PC hardware compatibility tests. Originally, this was a service that was almost exclusive to video games, but now includes standalone applications and professional software as well (although games are still a big driver). In general, we’ve used two approaches to hardware compatibility testing: so-called ‘config boards’ and standalone systems…. Read more »

Automation is More Popular Than Ever

Beta Breakers has been serving the software quality assurance industry for almost 30 years now – making us the longest-tenured software QA service in the world. Over that lengthy period, we have applied our well-honed, black box testing methodologies to some of the most popular software applications and websites ever created. Interestingly, however, the industry… Read more »

The importance of Usability Testing in Games

One of the more subtle benefits of having a team of QA Engineers review your product is that you are leveraging a team of people who frequently mirror the likes and dislikes of your product’s target audience. This is especially true in video game development, where your QA Teams are frequently full of people who… Read more »

Software Testing – Is It Art or Science?

Over the years, I’ve been exposed to arguments claiming that software testing is a science, as well as arguments that claim software testing is an art. Let’s look at the arguments for each side, and try to figure which side is correct.  The Argument for Science  There is definitely a structured, scientific process of evaluation… Read more »