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…

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…