uTest Platform Updates Focus on Bug Reports

[Testers] require the effective integration of technologies to simplify their workflow and boost efficiency.

- Anne M. Mulcahy

uTesters on paid projects: We’re happy to announce some new uTest Platform functionality, with this week’s release, that enhances the bug reporting experience.

Save Your Bug Reports

It’s now easier than ever to create and save your bug templates. You may remember that in the previous release, we added a field that allowed you to configure a custom bug report template. We’ve simplified this process by allowing you to save the bug report you entered as your bug report template by adding a “Save as Template” button in the lower right-hand corner of the bug report form.

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Registration is Now Open for uTest’s ‘Introduction to Android Testing’ Webinar

androiduTest University is happy to announce that registration is now open for our next live webinar opportunity.

Hot on the heels of the recent Introduction to Security Testing and Build the “right” regression suite using Behavior-Driven Testing (BDT) webinars, uTest University is offering a chance for testers to get familiar with Android testing. The webinar is taught by Iwona Pekala, a Gold-rated uTester and frequent contributor to the uTest Forums.

In this webinar, participants will learn how to:

  • Prepare your mobile device and PC for testing
  • Install applications
  • Record videos and take screenshots
  • Collect logs
  • Get information about the types of crashes

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uTest Announces the 2014 uTester of the Year Awards

uTester of the YrYou may recall that 2014 was a landmark year for our 6 1/2-year-old community. The uTest brand lived on in a big way: We transformed our community into the professional network for testers, an open community that promotes and advance the testing profession, and the people who do this vital work.

And no doubt, it was these same people, our uTesters, that were the heart and soul of this transformation through their continued hard work on paid projects and in contributing valuable learning content for our testers. So it makes the uTest Community Management team especially proud to announce the brightest stars of this bunch as our 6th Annual uTesters of the Year.

The uTester of the Year Awards are the highest distinction a uTester can receive. They celebrate community members that not only have gone above and beyond in their call of duty on paid projects at uTest, but have contributed valuable and impacful content for our testers in the uTest Forums and uTest University, and on the uTest Blog.

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Test Your Knowledge With uTest University Quizzes

KEEP-CALM-2-borderToday, uTest University launched the beta of the “Test Your Knowledge” feature on select courses. You can now take an optional quiz at the end of a course to see if you understood the information presented. Your score can be emailed to you, and you can choose to share your quiz results on social media so that other uTesters can see how you did!

The first two courses in the beta quiz program are Accessibility Testing 101 Tutorial: Finding Color Contrast Ratios and What is White Hat vs. Black Hat Security Testing?

In the Accessibility Testing 101 Tutorial, expert Helen Burge explains the concept of color contrast ratios, why it’s important and how to determine the color contrast ratio on a web page. At the conclusion of the short video, a five-question quiz tests to see if you learned the information.

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Community Choice Announced Ahead of the 2014 uTester of the Year Awards

uTestLogoBlackAs a lead-in to next week’s prestigious 6th Annual uTester of the Year Awards, we are happy to announce the winner of the only uTester-sourced category of these awards, Community Choice.

This category was launched in conjunction with the 2013 edition of the ceremonies as a way to get community members involved in the voting mix, and this year was no different. Voting concluded just last week in this very special category, and we are proud to announce the community’s choice for this category of uTester of the Year:

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uTest Announces Behavior-Driven Testing Webinar with Anand Bagmar

webinaruTest is excited to announce another live webinar opportunity. Registration is now open for the webinar Build the “right” regression suite using Behavior-Driven Testing (BDT), with Anand Bagmar. In this webinar, participants can learn:

  • How to build a good and valuable regression suite for the product under test
  • Different styles of identifying / writing scenarios that will validate the expected business functionality
  • Automating tests identified using the BDT approach will automate your business functionality
  • Advantages of identifying regression tests using the BDT approach

Anand is a familiar guest blogger on the uTest Blog. His recent post Selenium: 10 Years Later and Still Going Strong takes a look at the ecosystem that Selenium has nurtured over the past decade.

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uTest Platform Update for the Week of February 2, 2015

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

– Vince Lombardi

In our continued pursuit of chasing perfection in our tester platform, we’re pleased to preview this week’s latest platform release for uTesters on paid projects.

New Feature: Customizable Bug Report Template

Oftentimes when participating in a test cycle, there are specific requirements for how bug reports need to be completed. If a tester is filing multiple bug reports, this can result in the entering the same information again and again.

To help increase the efficiency associated with bug reporting, we have launched a new feature in the bug report form that will allow testers to create customizable bug templates (per test cycle), allowing users to configure:

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uTest To Host Live Security Testing Webinar With Dave Ferguson

dave-fergusonuTest is happy to announce a new live webinar, Introduction to Security Testing + Live Demo with Dave Ferguson, scheduled for Friday, February 13, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. ET.

Dave is a former application developer and security consultant, and now a Gold-rated security tester in the uTest Community. Over the years he’s found too many vulnerabilities to count, including a particularly scary one at a top-tier streaming media company.

Dave is a member and contributor to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and resides in Texas, USA. He holds CISSP and CSSLP security certifications.

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uTest Previews uTester of the Year 2014, Launches Community Choice

uTestLogoBlackuTest is proud to preview that its 6th Annual uTester of the Year awards will be announced February 18, 2015.

These by far are the highest distinction a uTester can receive, and are a celebration our top community members of 2014 — for their dedication to quality, helping others in our community, commitment to uTest projects, and excellence in authored content on the uTest site.
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uTest Platform Update: New Features for the Week of Jan. 20, 2015

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

– Steve Jobs

This week, we once again rolled out a bunch of new features for the uTest tester platform. We’ll do our best to live up to Steve Jobs’ quote by constantly rolling out new enhancements, and raising the bar for quality for uTesters on paid projects.

Edit Bugs in More Detail

Testers will now be able to edit bugs in more detail with the ability to change the build that an issue was reported against, and update the environments that were selected when initially reporting the issue. This removes the need for testers to use the +1 feature which was a workaround to confirming their own issues to add this data.

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