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Do you test your applications using real, live users?

Survey period: 20 May 2013 to 27 May 2013

Do you test against actual users, or rely on those closest to the product? "Real user" means someone who would use your product day-to-day and who wasn't involved in any aspect of development (other than testing)

Yes, we test against real users45242.40452 votes, 42.40%
We sometimes test against real users28827.02288 votes, 27.02%
We rarely test against real users14513.60145 votes, 13.60%
We never test against real users. All testing is done in-house.18116.98181 votes, 16.98%

General"Against real users" Pinprofessional_Amy23-May-13 19:00 
GeneralChimpanzees make better testers than humans PinmemberVivic22-May-13 16:59 
GeneralSoftware is a war PinmemberNelek22-May-13 7:32 
GeneralRe: Software is a war PinprofessionalBrisingr Aerowing23-May-13 18:00 
GeneralUse the CP Test Case PinprofessionalNagy Vilmos21-May-13 5:52 
GeneralIt's the last test before official release to production... PinprofessionalAlexCode20-May-13 23:45 
GeneralWe also test our users, using the application PinprofessionalEdo Tzumer20-May-13 22:21 
GeneralRe: We also test our users, using the application PinprofessionalTim Corey21-May-13 7:09 
GeneralWe keep them... PinmemberCDP180220-May-13 20:25 
GeneralWe leave a few bugs PinmemberHaBiX20-May-13 10:09 
GeneralMostly Against Real Users PinmemberMatt U.20-May-13 9:28 
GeneralUnfortunately PinmemberClifford Nelson20-May-13 8:42 
GeneralSometimes, in-house testing is impractical PinmemberGary Wheeler20-May-13 8:03 
Generalaltho sometimes it seems like they're ... dead PinmemberPeter N Roth20-May-13 7:04 
GeneralOmega Test PinmemberPualee20-May-13 5:43 
Generalalways being tested PinprofessionalDennis E White20-May-13 5:23 
General"against" PinprotectorMarc Clifton20-May-13 4:53 
Generalwe test against real users PinmemberChrisElston20-May-13 4:18 
GeneralEveryone tests against users: release to production Pinmembernewton.saber20-May-13 3:22 
GeneralRe: Everyone tests against users: release to production PinmemberNemanja Trifunovic20-May-13 3:27 
GeneralRe: Everyone tests against users: release to production PinmemberBrian Schummer23-May-13 6:22 
AnswerWe do... lots of testing PinprofessionalJoan Murt20-May-13 2:59 
GeneralRe: We do... lots of testing PinmemberR. Erasmus22-May-13 2:21 
GeneralDammed right we do PinprofessionalMycroft Holmes20-May-13 1:50 
GeneralSort of... PinmemberNaerling20-May-13 1:15 
GeneralYes, but... PinmemberJohnny J.20-May-13 1:07 
GeneralMissed the rollout plan PinmemberJohn Oxley20-May-13 1:05 
GeneralEvery way possible [modified] PinmemberR. Erasmus20-May-13 0:32 
GeneralReal User PinprofessionalAmol_B19-May-13 21:59 
GeneralRe: Real User PinmemberAlex Fr19-May-13 23:35 
GeneralRe: Real User PinmentorKeith Barrow20-May-13 0:14 
GeneralRe: Real User PinmemberJohnny J.20-May-13 1:08 

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