The Twisted Definition of "Beta" in Gaming
With the Diablo IV beta weekends top of mind, we explore the debate surrounding the changing definition of "beta testing" in the gaming industry and the importance of transparency between developers, publishers, and players to rebuild trust and maintain the value of beta testing.
9 Challenges of Product Development in a Downturn
Your next product launch may be keeping you up at night. With fewer resources, budget cuts, and lack of personnel, it’s going to be much more challenging to release quality products and avoid costly delays.
Three Tips for Being Resourceful with Delta Testing During Recession
Being resourceful with what you have by taking something sour and turning it into something sweet will help you overcome difficulties that you may be faced with when it comes to your next product launch.
Pilot Episode: Doing More With Less, Tech Optimism, and Delta Testing
For our very first episode, we discuss tech optimism, maintaining user delight, and doing more with less when it comes to user testing with David Perry, CEO of Carro and Luke Freiler, CEO of Centercode.
The Secret to Releasing Quality Products with Fewer Testing Resources
With businesses experiencing setbacks, building a product that stands out amongst your competition is critical. While layoffs or budget freezes can leave you with fewer resources, customers expect that their money gets them a quality product, especially in a downturn.
3 Tips to Recession Proof Your Products
Looking for ways to recession proof your products? Check out these three tips on how to create products that support your business, even during down times.
5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When User Testing Your Mobile Apps
Today, there are thousands of connected tech products on the market — and thousands of mobile apps for managing each one.
Tackling the Challenges of Beta Testing in a COVID World
The obvious: your revenue depends on your ability to launch a quality product. The not-so-obvious: figuring out how to drive up that quality efficiently when your production schedule has been disrupted, your processes are changing, and you’re grappling with both internal and external factors that are beyond your control. Even as we cautiously hope the […]
Meet the Centercode Account Executive Team
Working on the frontlines of the Customer Validation industry, Centercode’s account executive team members are experts on the challenges facing today’s CV professionals. They regularly interface with people across industries, departments, companies, and levels of experience to help them discover solutions for building more effective CV test processes that lead to better products. With the […]
Handling Software Testing in Continuous Delivery
It’s clear that continuous delivery and Agile are the way of the future for software development. The problem is that while dev teams have managed to keep up with the demand so far, software testing teams are struggling to maintain output quality. A survey of software development professionals conducted by the Centercode Product Team showed […]
How to Test a Folding Smartphone (and Other Emerging Tech)
Seeing the risks and rewards of emerging technology unfold is part of what makes the tech industry so exciting to follow. And since CES 2019, one of the biggest nail biters is the race to get the folding smartphone into the hands of consumers. Samsung delaying the April 26th launch of the Galaxy Fold indefinitely […]
Improving Modern Software Development with Customer Feedback
Last month, Coding Sans shared the insights of almost 700 tech survey respondents in their 2019 State of Software Development report. The wonderful nuggets of information in the report shed light on the challenges involved with modern software development. Namely, delivering working software with limited resources and a full backlog. Sifting through the responses, we […]
How Technology Drives the Evolution of Beta Testing
We may associate the idea of beta testing with Google, Microsoft, video games, and other tech with roots in the late 20th century, but IBM cemented “beta” as far back as the 1950s. The Director of Betabound, Brad Day, wrote about the history of beta. To paraphrase him: IBM referred to testing feature complete products […]
What Makes a Great Test Manager?
For organizations that run and manage their own Alpha, Beta, and Field Tests, the Customer Validation Team plays a vital role in product development. As the liaison between testers and product teams, their recommendations enable the customer-driven decision-making that increases product success. This is especially true of the Test Manager, who handles this customer testing […]
Voice-Enabled Devices: Speaking Up About the Industry’s 3 Biggest Challenges
Chances are good that you don’t need a statistic proving how immensely popular voice-enabled devices are. Here’s one anyway: experts predict that the voice recognition market will be worth $18.3 billion by 2023. As with other connected devices, the audience for smart speakers, digital assistants, and other voice-enabled gadgets has grown exponentially in a short […]