Why Leverage the Crowd for Software Testing?
Who would not want to stand out in a crowd? While this is an age-old idiom in use even today, if we apply this to software testing, crowdsourced testing holds excellent potential to help individuals who test the software (be they testers, budding testers, end users, or domain experts) bring out their best to not just strengthen the quality of the product under test, but also empower it to rise and stand out in a crowd. Why is this the case and why is crowdsourcing particularly relevant to software testing in the current times? This is what we will look at in detail in this chapter. To start looking at this, let us first understand where quality stands as of today.