Industry Insights

We recently read an article on 37signals that claimed building out a product roadmap wasn’t necessary because it often leads to user disappointment, mismatched expectations between what your customers want and what they’ll get, and it pushes a future product rather than the one that exists in the present. While we agree with many of the points made, the Testomato team believes that if done right – a roadmap is a great way to make sure your product development follows a logical and chronological path. In today’s post, we’ll go over the what and how of product roadmaps and how…

July 19, 2013 by Roman Ožana

When Google announced in April 2010 that website load time has a direct impact on Google Rank, it validated what many had suspected for some time: page load time is incredibly important to our web browsing experience.  The truth is, we live in a world where the need for speed dominates every day life. We want everything, and we want it now. Based on this reality, the speed of your site will affect every metric that matters. Bounce rate. Conversion. Pageviews. Revenue. Ranking. It appears, we children of the web have no patience for waiting. Even if it’s for a fraction of a…

June 28, 2013 by Roman Ožana

In today’s post we wanted to give you a short introduction to the most popular “schemaless” database, MongoDB, and explain how we use it here in Testomato. In recent years, “schemaless” database systems have gained a small, but strong following, especially in open-source development. NoSQL databases approach data storage in a considerably different way than the traditional SQL model and are particularly well-liked for their flexibility and easy integration. First things first…what is it? MongoDB is an open source, document-oriented database that is scalable, schemaless, and queryable. While there are a few other NoSQL databases out there, MongoDB is currently the most…

May 31, 2013 by Roman Ožana

Imagine you work in a small IT company that has just finished an e-shop for an important client. The e-shop was originally schedule for release on Monday, but unfortunately was delayed (a classic situation). Instead, the launch was moved back to the end of the week and an advertising campaign was prepare to start for the following Monday. It’s Friday afternoon, the e-shop is completed and put into full operation, according to plan. One final test is run of the ordering process and new features without any problems occurring. Everyone leaves for the weekend, except for one colleague, who takes…

November 15, 2012 by Roman Ožana

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