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Here at Testomato, we’re always thinking about problems (and not just the ones that occur on websites). Product development is a continuously slippery slope of issues that need to be solved. We previously shared our favorite Scrum techniques and how we use Kanban, and we wanted to share how problem solving plays a key role in the way we develop Testomato. Hopefully, it’s something that will help you with your own projects. Our Initial Idea Was Actually a Problem Testomato originally started out as a problem at Wikidi. We have a lot of other ongoing projects in addition to Testomato, and at the time, Michal was…

April 11, 2014 by Roman Ožana

SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), or web-based software has been growing in popularity as a way for developers and companies to reduce their costs without having to compromise on the quality of the applications they use. Since Testomato is an online application, we think it’s important for you to understand why we’re such big fans. So, we’ve put together 6 reasons why we think web-based software is a smarter choice. A quick definition: SaaS or web-based software is software you access over the internet in your web browser. 1) You rent, you don’t buy. In the past, you were required to buy and…

March 14, 2014 by Roman Ožana

We’ve shared some of the Scrum methods and concepts we use at Testomato to promote team flexibility and adaptive planning within our company. In today’s post, we’d like to introduce another important methodology that we apply to our development and delivery cycles: Kanban. What is Kanban? Kanban is an Agile methodology used to manage the creation and workflow of development projects, which emphasizes continual delivery without overwhelming the development team. Similar to the Srum techniques we use, Kanban helps our team work together more effectively. The main idea behind the system is to deliver what the process needs, exactly when…

January 31, 2014 by Roman Ožana

One of the main reasons developers don’t test their websites and applications is because the initial costs are too high. Website testing will undoubtedly influence the budget for your website’s maintenance, so it’s important to think about how to justify the cost of a website testing tool in your development process. Monetate has put together a comprehensive and informative infographic on the challenges, costs, impact, indirect/direct costs, and opportunities that website testing can provide. In short, there’s more to the cost of testing than a tool’s price tag. Some things to consider:

January 10, 2014 by Roman Ožana

At the moment, there are several popular software development methodologies, each with its own recognized strengths and weaknesses. One of the most popular methodologies out there are the many different faces of Agile, which are all based on iterative and rapid development. At Testomato, we use a mix of agile techniques to fit our company and our projects. In our minds, agile was definitely the way for us to go, but despite its popularity, it’s not for everyone. Agile methodologies are well-suited for startup environments that must be able to adapt and evolve quickly according to user requirements and keep…

October 25, 2013 by Roman Ožana

We’ve been thinking about adding a few more members to our project teams at Wikidi, and it got us thinking. What skills do we look for in new team members? And, what skills really transform an average coder into an outstanding developer? Development isn’t just about spewing code – it’s about helping to build and create the digital world. So, what other skills do you need to have in order to make sure you’re a developer that thrives in whatever direction web development goes in the future. 1. Code: It’s the be-all without the end-all. You should be able to…

September 6, 2013 by Roman Ožana

When you’re building a website or web application, there are a lot of factors you need to keep in mind. You need a design that looks good, you need to provide a product that does what it claims to do, and a website that is easy to navigate. It takes a lot of time, hard work, and of course, resources to get the job done. Web testing is an unavoidable part of the process to ensure you have a product that not only works, but is functioning to the best of its abilities. And, usability testing is no exception. Let’s…

August 9, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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