The right mix of development tools are key to staying organized, focused, and on task. It makes it a lot harder to reach your goals and deliver quality products to your users when you don’t have the right tools for the task. At Testomato, we’re always on the search to find ways Testomato can be combined with other tools to help make your testing experience more efficient. We recently heard from one of our users that they use IFTTT to receive mobile notifications from Testomato, and thought it was a great tip to share!

We’re all familiar with the feeling of panic that arrives after receiving an alert saying your site is down. But ever felt confused? Here’s a common question about Testomato we’ve been hearing from some of our users: “Why is Testomato reporting that my site is down when I can access it?” Testomato may occasionally report your site as down or unavailable, but everything looks fine when you go to investigate the problem for yourself. There are a few reasons that can cause this to show up in your reports, so we’ve pulled together a short guide to help you better…

Gulp v.s. Grunt: A Duel Without a Winner

Gulp and Grunt are tools that focus on delivering the same solution. Their main aim is to facilitate easier app building (i.e. automating build system tasks). But what sets them apart? And what about performance? You might be surprised to find yourself favoring Gulp.  Similar Tools with a Common Ground Gulp and Grunt are both popular JavaScript task runners and have a lot of similarities. Here are some things they have in common: They are both written in JavaScript and require NodeJS to run. Both operate from the command line. There is an active community around both tools (e.g. eg.  one man army: Sindre Sorhus). They both…

These days, online connectivity allows us a huge amount of flexibility in how, where, and when teams work. But while remote working has many advantages, it’s far from perfect. One of the most important things we’ve learned as a partially remote team is that it’s very important that you have a strong set of tools in place. Luckily, there are tons of development out there for distributed development teams, whether you’re distributed globally or you’re a local team that works occasionally from home, like Team Testomato. Every distributed team will have a preferred set of tools that works best for them – what works for…

This is the second in a series of posts about apps and tools freelance developers can try to keep them focused and productive. In our last post, we focused on Roman’s recommendations for apps that help workflow and inspiration. Today, we’d like to take a look at great tools that can help you track both your time and money. Time Tracking Apps If you’re a freelancer, you already know that every minute counts. Time is valuable and spending it inefficiently can negatively affect your business. As they say, time is money, but this idiom is never more true than when you’re self-employed.…

This is the first in a series of posts about apps and tools freelance developers can try to help them stay focused and get more work done. Roman is one of our go-to guys for fun Testomato hacks, but he’s also the person to ask when you’re looking for a new app or tool to try. He likes to experiment with different solutions for everything from improving his workflow to getting inspiration. So, we decided to share! Here’s 5 cool apps we think you should test drive right now: #1 WorkFlowy While it seems like a computer would be the perfect place to store…

How Tools Help Us Work Remotely

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…