The Good,
The Bad,
And The Buggy.

When over 6 million software professionals and 22,000 companies across the globe use SmartBear tools to develop, deploy, test, and maintain some of the world’s most innovative applications, we know that the standard of quality can make or break your success.

Alex McPeak and Bria Grangard will be sharing their own stories, talking to guests, and analyzing different case studies to consider what works and what doesn’t when it comes to online user experiences. Because a lot of the time, quality is in the details. We hope this series encourages software teams to take a second look at their own projects to determine: is it good, is it bad, or is it buggy?

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Episode 8: Let's Get Technical

We discuss how the fitness industry is trending towards technology, and how software is evolving the typical workout. Plus we talk to Aaptiv's Director of Engineering, Kathleen Yanolatos.

Episode 7: Accessibility

Alex and Bria download a plugin to experience what it's like surfing the web while color blind for a day, then discuss ways companies can be more inclusive in their design. For more, check out "How Leading Tech Companies Are Implementing Accessibility Testing."

Episode 6: Manual vs Automated...Restaurants?

Robot restaurants are the newest food industry phenomenon, but what can they teach us about manual and automated testing? Paul Grizzaffi joins us to discuss. For more, check out "What Robotic Restaurants Can Teach Us About Test Automation."

Episode 5: Diversity

The lack of diversity in technology isn't new information, but few are aware of how much having a lack of diversity on your software team can actually affect the way products work for different users. For more, check out "Don't Limit Diversity to Just Your Browsers".

Episode 4: Prime Time

What do Amazon, dogs, and March Madness have in common? Find out in this episode where we talk about the Prime Day crash and why monitoring and load testing are so important for high traffic days with insight from Director of Product Management for AlertSite Denis Goodwin. For more, see 4 Ways Amazon Could Have Prevented the Most "Un-Prime" Day.

Episode 3: Dark Patterns

Dark patterns are all around us, and while you may not have realized there’s a name for these tricky design elements, you've probably come across them. Learn why you should avoid them as users and designers. For more, see The Dark Side of UX: Avoiding Patterns of Distrust.

Episode 2: Drunk User Testing

Alex and Bria go to Appcue's Drunk User Testing event to see what it’s all about and try it for themselves. Then they talk to professional Drunk Tester, Richard Littauer of TheUserIsDrunk.com to see what he has to say. For more, see The Unexpected Value of Drunk User Testing.

Episode 1: MoviePass

When we first heard about MoviePass, we jumped on the opportunity to see unlimited movies. However, we ran into a few technical difficulties. In this episode, we discuss how MoviePass works, how it sometimes doesn't, and why it's created a love-hate relationship among users. For more, see Why the Future of MoviePass Depends on Updating Its Online User Experience.