Testing

Why Code Quality Matters for a Product-Oriented Software Company

Posted by Dennis Crane on May 17, 2012 at 7:53 am

Recently I had a conversation with my colleague about the performance and primary focus of the Dr.Explain development team. What should go first: the number of new features or the quality of architecture and of source code? I agree that the number of new functions and features in a software product is very important for [...]

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A/B Tests for improving your web site conversions

Posted by Dennis Crane on February 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I’ve recently discovered a very interesting resource where web entrepreneurs share real experience on how they improved their web site conversions. ABTests: http://www.abtests.com/ Although currently the number of samples is not great you may find there some interesting ideas for improving your web site’s \ application’s conversion ratio. You are also welcome to share your [...]

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Yes! Summer is a good time to release software products

Posted by Dennis Crane on July 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm

A pretty common question on software development forums: Should I release my new product in July or postpone it for a couple of months? I recommend to release your new software product as soon as possible to quickly test the product idea and to start communication with users. July is a good time for pilot [...]

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How to Notify Your Customers About Software Update Safely

Posted by Dennis Crane on March 11, 2009 at 9:01 am

If you have ever released an update of your software product then you likely faced the problem of notifying your existing customers about the update. In this post I’d like to give a simple yet very important advice how to notify your customers properly. Releasing the upgrade is a very important task. After several months [...]

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How to Quickly Test Your Software Before Final Release

Posted by Dennis Crane on June 6, 2008 at 7:35 am

This is a short and simple plan for quick testing final release of your software application before making it public. Just not to overlook something trivial but very important. Texts Spelling: Check all text labels, menu items, hints and messages for typos. Version: If you don’t increment your version or build number automatically during compilation [...]

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How to run a beta testing process

Posted by dennis on February 5, 2008 at 11:30 am

Recently, we’ve published Dr.Explain v.3.0 beta for open beta testing. This is a major version update and we added a lot of really cool but complicated (for programming, not for users) features. So, we have to run comprehensive tests before releasing this update officially. In this post I’d like to tell briefly how we run [...]

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