While Testomato focuses on front-end UI, our team knows from personal experience how important it is to be able to find and address issues on the back-end. As developers, we often face challenges with our code. If something goes wrong, it’s often hard for us to figure out what has happened. Debuggers simplify that process by allowing us to figure out why our code is not behaving the way we expect. They also show us how to investigate the way systems work and the problems that may occur within them. Learning to properly debug can help you: Debug complex code…

5 Scrum Techniques We Use at Testomato

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…

6 Important Qualities of Clean Code

How often do you hear someone refer to a mess at work as “spaghetti code”? Probably a lot. So, how do you know that someone doesn’t look at your code and say the same thing? You don’t. No matter how many books you read about best practices for design and coding practices – it’s just not enough. Our ability to evaluate both good and bad qualities of code are often dependent (and limited) to the projects we work on and the people we work with. In other words, one of the best ways to recognize and appreciate clean code is to…

How to Choose An Automation Testing Tool

In web development, it’s important that you have the right tools to help you complete your projects on time, in budget, and to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. It can be difficult to decide whether or not automation testing is for you, and it can be equally challenging to decide on the best automated testing tool. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to making this important decision. Is automated testing a solution for you or your team? At some point, while working on a project, you may start to feel the need to automate certain tasks. You…

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…

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