Industry Insights

Team Testomato is always on the hunt for interesting news about what’s going on in web development and the tech industry. We’ve pulled together another team roundup of our favorite finds from last month to share with you! BreakoutDetection in the Wild Looking for a way to detect significant changes in your time series data? Twitter just released an open-source package on GitHub to help you: BreakoutDetection R package. According to Twitter: Our main motivation behind creating the package has been to develop a technique to detect breakouts which are robust, from a statistical standpoint, in the presence of anomalies. As…

November 7, 2014 by Roman Ožana

As a developer, one of the essential skills you need is to be able to keep up with what’s going on in web development and the tech industry. We’re big readers at Testomato, so we pulled together a roundup of some of our favorite finds from last month to share with you! Here are 6 great web development articles we think you should read on your next coffee break: Improving Smashing Magazine’s Performance: A Case Study Smashing Magazine had its eight birthday last month! To celebrate, they decided share what they learned about their website from dealing with their biggest performance challenges over the last year and all…

October 2, 2014 by Roman Ožana

WebExpo 2014 is kicking off September 12, and we can’t wait! For those of you who don’t know, WebExpo is the largest conference for Central European web designers, developers, and internet businesses, which has taken place annually for the last 6 years in Prague, Czech Republic. As a professional guarantor of this amazing conference, we got to nominate some of the speakers. With so many amazing people giving talks this year, there’s some hard choices ahead! We wanted to share the presentations we’re planning to attend and hopefully, it will help you decide what to go see. Here are our team picks…

September 4, 2014 by Roman Ožana

Team Testomato is a small team that’s mostly made up of engineers, similar to a lot of the project teams at Wikidi. For the most part, this is a good thing. We have a lot of energy to build and as a result, we’re able to accomplish a lot of progress. But with a caveat. We love to build, but this also means it’s easy to forget there are other important components that go into creating a product that should matter to us as developers. Sound familiar? We wanted to share three lessons our team has learned about building a product that we…

July 4, 2014 by Roman Ožana

This is an original guest post by PHP and security expert Michal Špaček.  It’s already been a month since we first heard about the Heartbleed Bug. For those of you who don’t know, Heartbleed is a critical security vulnerability in the OpenSSL library, which powers most of the encrypted communications across the Internet. A lot has already been written about the vulnerability (remember – Heartbleed is not a virus!). But don’t worry – I didn’t write another article about how critical this bug is or when you’ll need to change your password again. Instead, I’d like to share the results of a…

May 16, 2014 by Roman Ožana

Remote work is becoming more commonplace and allows startups to have access to talented individuals from around the world. There’s also a lot of benefits to working from home such as a better work/life balance and flexible scheduling, which in turn improves employee happiness and productivity. At Wikidi, our teams (including Testomato) work both in the office and remotely. We’re not a fully distributed team, however team members often choose to work remotely at certain times throughout the week. This is completely possible because of the great tools that are available to us. We’re continually experimenting and adding new ones…

May 9, 2014 by Roman Ožana

Why does it work in staging but not production?   As an online application, Testomato users count on us to consistently release new features to improve our service. But with every release, or new deploy, there’s always a risk that something will break in production. It happens to every developer and every team at some point. In fact, as we’ve mentioned before, Testomato was built because there are times production breaks despite your best efforts. We wanted to share some of the more common reasons a build works in staging, but fails in production to help you understand what often causes problems…

May 2, 2014 by Roman Ožana

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