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3 Design Patterns for Keeping Your Test Automation Code DRY

You would be hard pressed to find a software engineer who doesn’t understand the importance of keeping code DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself). Initially coined in The Pragmatic Programmer, the DRY principle states that “every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system.” But while we generally remember to apply DRY principles to our production code,...


4 Ways Crowdtesting Can Make Your Project More Agile

The digital world is constantly evolving. The next big thing is always around the corner, and businesses must be quick to adapt if they don’t want to drown in the undercurrent of the next wave of innovation. Success and survival are intimately tied with an organization’s ability to be Agile.

And so it was that in 2001, a ragtag team of developers signed the Agile Manifesto:

“Individuals and...


The Liberty Global Customer Success Story

Since several years already, Liberty Global companies in Switzerland, Austria and Germany get their apps, digital devices and services tested through passbrains' solutions and services. Here's our latest update on this awesome customer success story:


How to leverage crowdtesting for functional and usability tests of intermediate releases

Continuous integration, first named and proposed by Grady Booch in 1991, has been widely adopted across the software industry to prevent integration problems which usually would occur after longer periods of coding. Continuous integration came along with continuous testing and strongly relied on test automation to provide fast and continuous feedback regarding the level of business risk in each...




How to integrate usability testing into Agile

Agile is a development methodology the goal of which is to reduce the amount of overhead required to get projects done and to empower team members to decide how the work gets done. It can be challenging to fit a customer-centered design process into Agile. This article won’t be a detailed evaluation of UX and Agile but instead will focus on how to integrate one aspect of the UX development process...


Passbrains announces winner of Projekt 15-30 prize drawing

Last month, we invited a precisely selected part of our Swiss and German crowd base to participate in the Ideation and Market Insights project for the startup ‚Projekt 15-30’ to assess their unique business model. The project was a great success and we collected 100 submitted questionnaires through our online survey tool. The content of these questionnaires queried the community on their passion...