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More software testing words of wisdom from my fortune cookie. Like the last one I blogged about, this quote captures a fundamental truth about the testing profession: Many of the bugs you find will never be fixed. This blog post helps explain why: “We live in a world where there just aren’t enough software developers. No matter what stage of development you may be at, your team could always use just a few more developers to build that great feature marketing wants, fix that extra bug that’s been nagging technical support, help build some tools so that software development can work more efficiently, etc. But sadly, we live in a world of constraints and that means that the marginal cost of any investment has to be paired with the marginal benefit it will bring. To  improve this situation (that is, getting more of your bugs fixed) it would be wise to consider this recen... (more)

Five Product Lessons We Can All Digg

Every startup team has great and spirited debates about its products (or services).  We debate what works, what doesn’t, what makes it unique, and most importantly, what users want. We draw inspiration when new products launch and change the world — or even some small part of it.  Like Salesforce.com back in the day, the family of iPhones or, more recently, Twitter. And similarly, we witness product missteps that make us wince, rant or just shake our heads.   One such case emerged today with DiggBar (Digg’s URL shortening service) under the bright lights of TechCrunch, in an art... (more)

Adding Caffeine to the Bug Battle Mix

The announcement of Google’s new engine “Caffeine” could not have come at a better time. In light of the current Bug Battle competition, we have decided to add Caffeine to the lineup of search engines to test. The competition is roughly halfway through (testing ends on Friday, August 14th at 11:59pm) with a running total of 310 bugs submitted thus far. To be fair to testers who have already submitted bugs, we are now increasing the bug limit per tester from 10 to 15. Be sure to include Caffeine in your testing. Good luck…and happy bug hunting! P.S. – There’s still time to sign u... (more)

uTest CEO Presents at Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC)

As promised, Google has made the slides and video presentations from GTAC 2009 (Google Test Automation Conference) available on the GTAC website and on YouTube. This year’s GTAC was a huge success! The theme was “Testing for the Web,” and now anyone can watch these leading thinkers discuss test automation strategies, tools, and the challenges desktop and mobile environments present when creating web apps. Doron was among a select group of speakers chosen to present at GTAC, including Microsoft, smartFOCUS Digital, Sauce Labs and of course Google, where he examined the compliment... (more)

iPhone Developer Summit: iPhone Testing (or Lack Thereof)

On Monday, Apple announced a whole bunch of exciting and innovative new products.  Two of the more anticipated were the iPhone 3GS and version 3.0 of the iPhone software.  Both of these introduce interesting new features for iPhone users everywhere.  You can watch the entire keynote here. Apple’s keynote presentation went very well, but there were a couple of snags while demoing some of the new iPhone apps.  Two different apps had problems with their demos.  One app had an issue with some on-stage props, but the other simply stopped working in the middle of its presentation. The ... (more)