Website testing can be just as awesome as the rest of the free stuff in the world like sunshine, air, or laughter (we wish coffee was on the list, too). That’s why we’re excited to announce that as of Wednesday July 24th, all of our users were switched to our unlimited Ripe N’Ready plan for free! This means that now, you’ll be able to test out the perks of an unlimited plan at no extra cost to you, or your business. We wanted to make sure you understand everything you need to know about our free trial, as well as our…

How Roadmaps Can Help Your Agile Team

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…

We’re always trying to make things better. A few things have been fixed lately to improve our service and overall functionality.   Two New Columns in Test & History Log There are now two new columns in the logs to make sure you have more detailed information about your tests. Response Time: This is the time it takes from when a request is sent until the last byte of the response is received. HTTP Response: All HTTP header fields from the project’s server response will now be recorded in your log. Just click to view the full details of the test. More Consistent Test…

Gojko Adzic describes defining tests with the following statement: “It’s not important what you call it, but what it does.” This is a great way to approach defining tests. The truth is that there are many different definitions out there, and it’s often difficult to isolate a single meaning from the large variety of perspectives and roles that exist within the development community. In this post, we’ll go over the differences between unit, integration, and functional testing. A programmer could spend a lot of time improving test automation (it’s a huge field), but today we’ll try and cover these three.…

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…