What to do if you only have $100 to spend on User Testing

User testing is a bit like sports.

Almost everyone agrees that it is essential, but only a few manage to do it regularly.

Quite often getting your product tested by real people is skipped because of budget constraints and exploding costs in development.

Furthermore, this misconception is fueled by usability professionals frequently charging up to $15,000 to run a simple usability study.

But user testing doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. Here’s what you can do with a budget of only $100.

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Crowdtesting – all you need to know

You have developed your product sparked by brilliant ideas and are ready to go-live. But have you caught all the bugs in your application? The customer finding it could damage your reputation.

Negative online feedback is just a finger’s swipe away. We all know social media’s viral nature. It can easily make or break brands. It’s nice to have your customers testing the application. But, that’s not feasible, right?

Do we have any smart solutions available? Crowdtesting is the answer.

Successful brands globally are increasingly using Crowdtesting for flawless products. It is a cost-effective and real-world multi-platform testing approach. Let’s explore more.

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Automated vs. Manual User Testing – when to choose what?

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you’re fighting daily with testing websites or software during the build process, as well as after launch.

With this comparison between automated vs. manual testing, we want to help you to make a quicker decision what to use. The current trend in everything becoming more automated, that goes for software and website testing too.

But when is it better to use automated testing versus manual testing?

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10 Bug Report Template Options that will Skyrocket your QA Process

Have you ever heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder”?

There are many instances throughout your day (and the day of your trusted Quality Assurance team) where implementing this can help improve efficiency, increase accuracy, and make your life a whole lot easier.

You have that sneaking suspicion that there are ways that your testing life and that homemade bug report can be improved?

But how?

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The Conclusive Bug Bash Testing Guide That Will Help You To Eliminate Bugs Efficiently (+ Bonus Section)

Testing can be hard. Especially if you do not have enough resources for a big quality assurance team. It binds valuable resources and consumes a lot of time if done correctly. That’s probably nothing new, we tell you here.

But what we can show you is that it doesn’t have to be that way.

Big players like Microsoft already use the bug bash approach successfully and the nice thing is, that it is also applicable to small and medium-sized companies.

By hosting a bug bash you will focus your team within a limited time frame on finding as many bugs as possible, while simultaneously encouraging team building. Sounds awesome, right?

This post will help you in 8 simple steps to organize your very own efficient bug bash. Plus, we have also included 4 templates in our “Bug Bash Organizer Bundle”; all you need to do is fill them out and you will

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How to test your application with 5 users before you launch!

Building a successful digital product means developing products with your users and customers in mind.

89% of customers will switch to a competitor if they are not happy with your service or digital offering.

It’s as simple as that.

But the good news is: You only need to test your digital product with 5 users before you launch.

Only 5 user tests help you identify most major usability issues and, therefore, help you build better products.

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A Survival Guide to Test Driven Development and Unit Testing

I have a love/hate relationship with test driven development and unit testing.

I’ve been both an ardent supporter of these “best practices,” but I’ve also been more than skeptical of their use.

One of the big problems in software development is when developers—or sometimes managers—who mean well apply “best practices” simply because they are best practices and don’t understand their reason or actual use.

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A Guide to Software Resilience Testing

Resilience testing belongs to the category of “non-functional testing” and tests how an application behaves under stress. Due to increasing consumer demands, resilience testing is as important as never before.  That’s why companies like Cisco are taking resilience testing very seriously, with 75% of all of Cisco’s applications tested for resilience as of mid-2016.

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How to Develop a Prototype for Your Website or Application

Developing a prototype is part of every software development today. But what are the benefits of having a prototype compared to creating a basic concept? And how do you manage the step from prototype to finished product?

In today’s article, you’ll find everything you need to know about developing a prototype for your website or app.

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