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A crowd of people walking in the street Crowdsourced Testing: Give the People What They Want

Crowdsourced testing is a great way to connect with users and ensure that the product idea, design, implementation, and nonfunctional elements meet their expectations—or, hopefully, even exceed them. But like any other test effort, crowdsourced testing is both a science and an art. Here's how to do it effectively.

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Mukesh Sharma
Icon of a security padlock over apps on a phone Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Vulnerability Discovery Strategies

Trying to prove an app has no vulnerabilities is fraught with challenges, so teams need to choose appropriate strategies for securing apps and ways of measuring whether the time and money spent searching for vulnerabilities is effective. This means understanding how metrics apply to your specific environment.

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Mike Shema
Crowd Use Crowdsourcing as a Shortcut on the UI Test Automation Journey

If you run a web or mobile application with a human-facing UI, you will want to conduct end-to-end tests through the UI. A manual QA team could do that, but we don't have that kind of time in today's agile world. Crowdsourcing can be a great resource for maintaining speed and quality in your end-to-end testing.

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Daria Mehra
Crowd testing 4 Reasons to Boost Your Regular Test Efforts with Crowd Testing

Crowd testing is an inexpensive yet powerful way to test your products before going live. It’s not meant to replace your team’s testing—rather, it is all about leveraging users and the cloud for seamless software testing that acts as a complement to your traditional testing services. Here's why you should use it.

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Sunil Sehgal
Moving into a World of Conscious Quality

Conscious quality is a quality effort that is independent, end-to-end, and stretches beyond the bounds of the core test team. If conscious quality is not adopted, we run the risk of losing the sanctity of our independence, impacting the quality of the product as well as our careers are testers.

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Mukesh Sharma
Can Bug Bounty Programs Replace In-House Testing?

Large companies have long used bug bounty programs to find vulnerabilities in their software, but these initiatives are becoming increasingly common among individual developers, too. Should a small business use a bug bounty program? And could it even replace their in-house testing? Should it?

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Sanjay Zalavadia
In Mobile Usability Testing, Who Accesses Accessibility?

As testers, we need to recognize our own biases and limitations. It is misjudgment to think that we can just close our eyes to be blind or to believe that we understand how someone with Parkinson’s disease functions. Recruit test users other than just a formal test team and learn who your users are.

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Jon Hagar
The Wisdom of Crowds

The "wisdom of crowds," or crowdsourced testing, can be a powerful tool if harnessed correctly. It also can backfire when tweaking user-facing functionality in a live environment, as a couple of big-name companies discovered. Tread carefully!

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Erik Petersen