Tag Archives: Senior Software Test Engineer

Make future history

Posted on by Otto Chrons

… it, the positions are here with us, at Microtask.

Right now we are scouring the earth for a Senior Software Test Engineer, a Delivery Project Manager and an experienced Software Engineer to join our rapidly expanding team. Working with a committed team of industry leaders, our new recruits will help develop our product and customer projects. We are looking for goal-driven, articulate and enthusiastic people, who are personable and positive. The roles will be based in our …

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Testing Times

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… point, everyone experiences that “cry-with-frustration” feeling you get from badly designed software: websites with no “Home” button, buggy videogames, apps that seem to be made for cinema-sized screens instead of mobiles. As every software engineer knows, all programs are supposed to go through “beta” or user testing before they get released. The trouble is that testing is often rushed, done “in house” (rather than by real users) or just ignored. With mobile apps, testing …

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Rate me baby one more time: crowdsourcing the perfect song

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… than another. This process mirrors Darwinian natural selection and provides a great way to test the idea that music can evolve and adapt.

The project’s central experiment began with the creation of a piece of software called DarwinTunes, an automated music-creation system. It makes new songs from sound fragments and loops, and requires listeners to rate each song on a 5-point scale from ‘I can’t stand it!’ to ‘I love it!’ Successful loops and sounds are incorporated …


Duolingo Beta put to the test: can you learn a language while translating the web?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… in my mailbox. (It was also a great chance to refresh my rusty Spanish skills, recently put to the test – with mediocre results – while exploring a notorious Caribbean island.)

A brilliant user interface

At first glance, Duolingo is clean, friendly and sleek. There is no hint of the annoying and unintentionally funny user interface associated with reCAPTCHA.

To begin with, the platform gave me a quick tour, introducing really basic concepts and allowing me to try my hand at …


HS Talkoot: Microtask to the rescue of Finnish media history

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… All pages have been digitized in advance through automatic text recognition. Unfortunately, OCR software makes lots of mistakes when reading text that has deteriorated or is typed in old fonts. This is where human intelligence (especially our innate ability to understand signs) is needed to set the record straight.

Gamifying media

If this sounds noble but boring, don’t panic. That’s not how we run things. HS Talkoot is structured as an online game. Once you’ve logged in using …

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