"The additional learning material for our testers is easily available on our Discord server."
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In this article, you’ll discover additional content from our Discord server to improve your testing skills and be more productive once you’ve read and understood all Academy articles in our Getting Started collection.
We know that getting the hand on testing takes time and additional personal effort, so to help you build a solid testing foundation we’ve selected the best Discord posts written by our Education Team to show you everything from best practices, from do’s and don’ts to tutorials, for both mobile and desktop devices, and even streaming testing.
Posts About Testing
If you’re new to the platform navigate like a pro after these 2 excellent posts: A survival kit for new testers on the Test IO platform – Part 1 and here is Part 2.
These are 10 things testers should do while testing on every single test cycle.
To keep growing on our platform follow the advice on How to be a valuable member of the Test IO Community.
One of our most important rules about testing is not to place orders and not even attempt to do it. Understanding what this means and how to avoid such a mistake is a must and you can find everything in the post, Bookings allowed = NO.
Despite what they’re called, rejections are a good thing when it comes to improving what we do and getting better at testing. Learn how to get the most from them with the post, How to deal with rejections.
You’ve learned about your scores and started worrying about them? Do not worry, there is always a way to increase them, and this post tells you how to do, How to increase your quality after a massive drop-down.
Learn how to test on other languages from the post, How to test German websites and apps if you don’t speak German?
The types of testing Test IO offer to the customers are a good way to start picking the right test for you. In this post, Test IO’s type of tests on the table! you’ll know what these are and what is expected during each type of test.
Find 9 pieces of advice from Team Leaders on how you can improve your testing: What can we learn from TLs? A curated list of advice for testers.
Tips on where to look for bugs are shared in the post, Tips from Academy - Where to look for bugs.
Find 3 different methods on how to test directly from experienced testers, What can we learn from New Testers? From their own experience to all of us!
If you’re struggling with managing your time because you're joining many test cycles at the same time, you can find helpful tips in the post, How to Efficiently Manage Time. We even created a miniseries on our YouTube channel called Work Smarter, Not Harder that you should listen to. For instance, listen to this episode called How To Be More Productive While Testing.
After some time testing, you probably might want to start trying new paths while testing, here are some excellent ideas, Where to look for bugs on an app if you run out of ideas.
User Stories are easy to execute and provide a lot of information about a product’s design. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes while executing them, User Stories… mind the length of screencasts!
Reproductions are a quick start for testing with Test IO. They give you an idea of bugs and how testers do the job in just 15 seconds or less, however, there are many ways to get them wrong. Learn the proper way to execute them with the post, Bug Reproductions survival tips.
The scope of a test is a critical part of successful testing! Get to know everything about it and not step outside of it with the post, The Scope and to know how to stay within, you can read How To Stay Within a Scope of the Test?
One of the most important features to understand is Navigation. In this article, you’ll find a description and a PDF with examples of how this feature is presented on desktop and mobile devices according to different designs, Glossary; Navigation.
You are new to the platform and got a request from the Team Leader, now what do you do? This post is a survival guide to attend thoroughly to any request, Deal With TL’s Request Like A Pro.
If you are new to working from home, this is your post, How to work from home – a survival guide.
If you haven’t heard about performance testing yet, here is the best post to start with, Performance tests 1 on 1.
Post About Functional, Visual and Content Bugs
The Cart is one of the most important features to take a look at when it comes to functional bugs. Understanding how it works will help you catch important highly paid bugs. Find how to do it in the post, A few testing tips for testing the shopping cart.
Testing validations are commonplace while testing since forms can be found everywhere! In this post, you’ll learn how to do so, How to avoid rejections with validation bugs?
There is no single rule when it comes to classifying defective links! Here are 4 more generals cases to help you properly classify a broken link as functional (any severity) or content bug, Broken links – 404 the ultimate guide.
The browser back button is an important testing element because is commonly used for users! This post explains the browser structure and the back button behaviour to correctly test the functionality.
By now you’ve already learned what a crash log is so deep your knowledge of iOS crash logs with the references in this post and, what you should be looking for on these files can be found in this other post. And for Android devices, What info should you include in your bug report in order to help devs while testing an Android app?
Content and visual bugs must have screenshots for documentation so learn how to make them the best way possible on mobile devices: How to mark screenshots using Android and iOS devices And for functional bugs, here is a guide for screencasts, Testing Advice – How to use ApowerRec.
You already know that rapid tests are those that only look for critical issues now it’s time to learn how to identify this severity and work on these special tests with a 2 parts post, Rapid Tests And How To Stay Focused Only On Critical Issues - Part 1 and Rapid Tests And How To Stay Focused Only On Critical Issues - Part 2.
Endless loading issues are a particular type of bug. In this post, so, endless loadings, hmph! you’ll get to know how to properly report them.
Test efficiently with Test IO proxy on your computer after this post, Tips for using Test IO proxy server on a desktop And, on macOS, Tip for using system proxy settings on macOS.
Whenever you need to change the region on your Apple devices, just follow this comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on how to do so on the AppStore.
Testing on Desktop is convenient but we also have numerous mobile testing! Do you know how to use them both for testing? Learn everything about it, How to mirror your phone to PC.
Posts About Reporting
The first of our Testing Rules DONT’s is don’t submit placeholder bug reports. Understand when a report is or is not a placeholder and how to avoid this terrible mistake on this post, A Placeholder VS Bug Report With Additional Info.
The Art of Reporting a Bug is a post to have a broader perspective on reporting; and on how to make them even better, here is the post on how to improve your reports.
Good reports are also well written so learn how to avoid spelling mistakes and typos by following this advice.
Good reports also look good! Enhance the readability of your reports with this post on How to format bug reports?
Calling buttons by the correct name is key for understanding a bug and more importantly a report. Here are the most common button names to use on your bug reports.
When it comes to identifying underlying issues (repetitive or duplicate bugs) there are several layers to take into consideration and ways to find them. Find out how to do so on Repetitive problems or déjà-bug?
Basic HTML is always helpful, especially when you know what is needed during testing and this post covers it all, HTML Basics - SOS For Noobs - Locating The Element On Which The Bug Occurs.
When we are creating attachments for our reports we might share private information. Here is what you’ve to remember before starting testing: Keep Your Privacy Private Part 1 and the last part, Keep Your Privacy Private Part 2.
And because we can always make things better, here you can find a little more information to look more professional while testing using browser profiles.
Sometimes customers ask for adding information about our devices, find out how and where to find it on the post, how to find information about your devices and browsers.
Posts About Streaming Testing
If you’re thinking of starting testing on streaming devices, this is the best reference you’ll find on ROKU devices and this one on Chromecast devices.
If you need to use VPN, learn all about it on how to use a VPN connection on Roku and Chromecast devices".
Learn the most streaming devices buttons and functions names to properly report your bugs.
And there is even more about streaming devices! Here are some apps you should start downloading if you want to be part of these special tests.
Now you’ve all the possible knowledge you might need to keep improving your testing and building up your career with Test IO directly from our Discord server, as you can see, it's more than just a server… it is a Community.
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