An Important Lesson: Learn How to Learn

Learning how to learn is a fundamental lesson you need to learn as a web developer. Let’s face it, your education is never over. When you stop updating your skills and refuse to adopt new methods, it’s almost impossible to stay relevant. In a previous post about essential web development skills every developer should have, we touched on the importance of self-education. We’d like to continue the discussion by exploring what you need to do in order to keep up with current best practices and technology. What’s the big deal? It might sound harsh, but developers that fail to make an effort…

Contest Coming Soon: Help us Spread the Word!

Team Testomato is pleased to announce that we’ll be running the “Spread the Word” Twitter referral contest throughout the WHOLE month of October! What’s that mean? We’re giving lots of free stuff away.   Here’s the idea: Refer your friends to Testomato and whoever helps us connect with the most new people could be one of our 34 winners! Want to learn more? We prepared an infographic for just that reason! Check it out below: Not legal sounding enough for you? For all the serious rules and legalities, check out the official rules. It’s not the most exciting stuff, but you…

Survey: Automated Testing Tools & Web Applications

We’re keeping it short with this Friday’s post because we’d like to ask you a favor! As you know, we love learning from our community and getting feedback that helps us to improve Testomato. So, this week we’d like to learn a little more about you. If you have time we’d like to ask you to take a few minutes and fill out a survey to help us get a better idea of who you are and what kind of technology you use. To take our Automated Testing Tools & Web Applications Survey, please click here. If you have any…

FAQs About Testomato’s Paymill Payment System

We’ve had some request this week from users to clarify exactly how our payment system works. Your security is very important to our team. So, we wanted to make sure that it’s clear for anyone who is considering an upgrade. Here are some of the questions that were most commonly asked: What happens when I enter my credit card and CRC codes, and click SUBMIT?  We prepare an asynchronous HTTPS request to Paymill’s API. Any sensitive data is sent directly to Paymill, which returns a paymillToken or Error. Once we receive the paymillToken from Paymill’s API, we add the following…

10 Essential Skills Every Web Developer Should Have

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…

Sneak Peek: Two New Features Coming Up Soon!

The development team has been working hard! Recently, we shared what’s up next on our roadmap with you, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t working on anything else over the summer! So, without further ado, we’re happy to announce a couple new features that will be ready for release very soon. Want a sneak peek? Awesome New Feature #1 – Add a new test with a URL path Add tests faster using a URL path instead of a full URL! This means that instead of typing http://myproject.com/my-tested-page or myproject.com/my-tested-page, you’ll be able to simply type: /my-tested-page” when adding a test. It’s a small…

How We Use It: AngularJS and Testomato

We like to share the technology we use at Testomato and introduce you to tools with which you might not be familiar. In today’s post, we’d like to give you a quick overview of AngularJS and explain how we use it here at Testomato. AngularJS is an open-source JavaScript MVC  framework by Google similar to Backbone.js and Ember.js, which helps to simplify web development by helping structure and applications (i.e. making the code more maintainable). But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. First, a few words on MVC… MVC (Model-View-Controller) frameworks are designed to help developers deal with the “spaghetti code”, which often results from…