We are still in the beta fever, so we’re researching and reading a lot of stuff about testing.
This is what we concluded from reading about the experience of other projects:
Testers are responsible for:
-Checking that the software works;
-Is easy to use;
-Has actions that make sense;
Also, testers need to write accurate and specific bug reports, and if possible providing descriptions of how the bug can be reproduced. This will help us fix the problems faster.
Functionality testing does not require extensive technical knowledge. Functionality testers look for general problems within the software itself or its user interface, such as stability issues and software mechanic.
Compatibility testing is normally required for PC titles, nearing the end of development as much of the compatibility depends on the final build of the software.
Compatibility is used to test major functionality of the software on various configurations of hardware.
I guess most of you know these things, but we thought some pro tips would be useful for anybody!
What other things should we consider when preparing for Beta testing?