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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)

OptionVotes% 
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" 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 
GeneralYes, but... Pin
Johnny J.20-May-13 1:07
memberJohnny J.20-May-13 1:07 
GeneralMissed the rollout plan Pin
John Oxley20-May-13 1:05
memberJohn Oxley20-May-13 1:05 
GeneralEvery way possible Pin
R. Erasmus20-May-13 0:32
memberR. Erasmus20-May-13 0:32 
GeneralReal User Pin
Amol_B19-May-13 21:59
professionalAmol_B19-May-13 21:59 
GeneralRe: Real User Pin
Alex Fr19-May-13 23:35
memberAlex Fr19-May-13 23:35 
GeneralRe: Real User Pin
Keith Barrow20-May-13 0:14
mentorKeith Barrow20-May-13 0:14 
GeneralRe: Real User Pin
Johnny J.20-May-13 1:08
memberJohnny J.20-May-13 1:08 

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