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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 users45242.40
We sometimes test against real users28827.02
We rarely test against real users14513.60
We never test against real users. All testing is done in-house.18116.98

General"Against real users" Pin
_Amy23-May-13 19:00
professional_Amy23-May-13 19:00 
GeneralChimpanzees make better testers than humans Pin
Vivic22-May-13 16:59
memberVivic22-May-13 16:59 
GeneralSoftware is a war Pin
Nelek22-May-13 7:32
memberNelek22-May-13 7:32 
GeneralRe: Software is a war Pin
Brisingr Aerowing23-May-13 18:00
professionalBrisingr Aerowing23-May-13 18:00 
GeneralUse the CP Test Case Pin
Nagy Vilmos21-May-13 5:52
professionalNagy Vilmos21-May-13 5:52 
GeneralIt's the last test before official release to production... Pin
AlexCode20-May-13 23:45
professionalAlexCode20-May-13 23:45 
GeneralWe also test our users, using the application Pin
Edo Tzumer20-May-13 22:21
professionalEdo Tzumer20-May-13 22:21 
GeneralRe: We also test our users, using the application Pin
Tim Corey21-May-13 7:09
professionalTim Corey21-May-13 7:09 
GeneralWe keep them... Pin
CDP180220-May-13 20:25
memberCDP180220-May-13 20:25 
GeneralWe leave a few bugs Pin
HaBiX20-May-13 10:09
memberHaBiX20-May-13 10:09 
GeneralMostly Against Real Users Pin
Matt U.20-May-13 9:28
memberMatt U.20-May-13 9:28 
GeneralUnfortunately Pin
Clifford Nelson20-May-13 8:42
memberClifford Nelson20-May-13 8:42 
GeneralSometimes, in-house testing is impractical Pin
Gary Wheeler20-May-13 8:03
memberGary Wheeler20-May-13 8:03 
Generalaltho sometimes it seems like they're ... dead Pin
Peter N Roth20-May-13 7:04
memberPeter N Roth20-May-13 7:04 
GeneralOmega Test Pin
Pualee20-May-13 5:43
memberPualee20-May-13 5:43 
Generalalways being tested Pin
Dennis E White20-May-13 5:23
professionalDennis E White20-May-13 5:23 
General"against" Pin
Marc Clifton20-May-13 4:53
protectorMarc Clifton20-May-13 4:53 
Generalwe test against real users Pin
ChrisElston20-May-13 4:18
memberChrisElston20-May-13 4:18 
GeneralEveryone tests against users: release to production Pin
newton.saber20-May-13 3:22
membernewton.saber20-May-13 3:22 
GeneralRe: Everyone tests against users: release to production Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic20-May-13 3:27
memberNemanja Trifunovic20-May-13 3:27 
GeneralRe: Everyone tests against users: release to production Pin
Brian Schummer23-May-13 6:22
memberBrian Schummer23-May-13 6:22 
AnswerWe do... lots of testing Pin
Joan Murt20-May-13 2:59
professionalJoan Murt20-May-13 2:59 
GeneralRe: We do... lots of testing Pin
R. Erasmus22-May-13 2:21
memberR. Erasmus22-May-13 2:21 
GeneralDammed right we do Pin
Mycroft Holmes20-May-13 1:50
professionalMycroft Holmes20-May-13 1:50 
GeneralSort of... Pin
Naerling20-May-13 1:15
memberNaerling20-May-13 1:15 

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