What’s Slowing Your Website Down

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…

Meet Team Testomato: Jan

Who are you and what is your role at Testomato? My name is Jan Prachař and I’m a Senior Developer. One of my main responsibilities at Testomato is handling the client-side Javascript code. What is the best part of your job? The best part of my job is the feeling I get when I see that users really use our product and benefit from it. I like getting feedback from them and adding features that satisfy their requirements. What’s been your proudest moment working on this project? The proudest moment for me working on this project was the first time…

Error, Fault, Bug: What Does It All Mean?

There are a lot of terms used to talk about testing, but it’s not always clear what they actually mean and what the differences are between them. One of the most common areas of confusion, for both non-technical and technical people, arise from distinguishing the differences between the following terms: error, fault, bug, defect, and failure. So, what’s correct? And more importantly, does it really matter if you’re 100% absolutely correct when using this terminology? First, let’s cover the definitions: Error: A discrepancy found during development, which creates a deviation from the result (i.e. an unexpected result is produced rather…

How We Use It: MongoDB and Testomato

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…

Meet Team Testomato: Roman

Who are you and what is your role at Testomato? I’m Roman, and I’m a Senior Developer working at Testomato. Mainly, my job is to handle the PHP side of the application (back-end). What is the best part of your job? The best part of my work is using recent technologies to create something beautiful and new. What’s been your proudest moment working on this project? The first time we got positive feedback on Testomato’s functionality from users was probably my proudest moment. But, there was another really great behind-the-scenes thing that happened about six months ago. The skeleton for Testomato…

A few posts back, we discussed how to automate a login form test, but what about other types of forms you might find on your website? In today’s post, we’ll show you how to automate a search form test using Testomato. Is testing the search function important? We don’t have to tell you how important search is for the visitors or users of a website. Developers and designers alike know that search is a key functionality for accessibility and usability – so what happens if it’s not working properly? The search function is so common that when we come across websites,…

Yep, we’re making moves. Testomato is proud to announce that we’ve officially launched our new website. Leaving beta was a really exciting achievement for us, and we felt the next step for us was to revamp our old website. It seemed natural to create a fresh new face to match our public version! Our team has been working on this update for you, and after a lot of brainstorming, hard work, coffee, and laughs – we’re excited to unveil our new and improved look.