10 Things to Remember When Testing Your Website

Sometimes all it takes to make sure you’re not caught unawares is following a checklist. Every developer has been there. The point when, after all the long hours of hard work, it’s time for your website or online application to go live. Crossing your fingers and hoping that nothing goes wrong is not enough to guarantee a smooth transition after you release your public version. Even after all the work, things can still go wrong if you’re not well prepared. As you are well aware, there is a lot more to websites than meets the eye. Websites and applications often…

Last week, we discussed how to write a test case and manually test a login form. In today’s post, we’ll go over how to automate test cases for a login form using Testomato. Important note: This post was updated in May 2015.  A little more about test cases… As we mentioned last week, it’s important to come up with various combinations of user scenarios, in order to catch mistakes more easily. It’s also important to consider both positive and negative test cases. All this means is that you create cases that are designed to return both the expected results, as well as results that are outside…

How to Write a Manual Test Case for a Login Form

In this post, we’ll cover the basics of writing a test case and go over how to manually test a login form. Please feel free to add your own examples and advice in the comments below. This is meant as a beginner tutorial for those who are new to testing, so if you’ve got some great advice – share it! But first…what’s a test case? Test cases are the bread and butter of testing. The main purpose of writing test cases is to validate the testing coverage of the application. This means that a test case defines a set of…

How to Be a Better Freelance Web Developer

Becoming a successful freelance web developer is not always an easy path: it requires a lot of hard work, focus, and above all, patience. Still, the perks of being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and choosing your own clients can make it worth weathering the storm. Today, we’ll go over the basics of what it takes to be a great freelance web developer. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge or have already made the switch, this is the post for you.

Test Driven Development and Testomato

Testing can be a pain. It’s also one of the first things we skip when deadlines are looming or when the temptation to cut a few corners gets the better of us. Unfortunately, not testing has its consequences and this could mean many a late night chugging coffee and cursing yourself. We’re all about making testing easier and more effective, which is why our post today will give you a brief overview of test-driven development. Test-driven development (TDD) is a software development process, which employs very short development cycles that are repeated over time. TDD employs a technique in which the testing…

A Real Test: Testomato and a DDoS

On Monday, hackers attacked some of the most prominent online Czech news websites, including: iDNES.cz, iHNED.cz, and Novinky.cz. The websites were flooded with thousands of digital requests, which overloaded their servers, causing their homepages to slow or completely crash. “News servers have been facing a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack since 8:30am (0730 GMT),” iDNES announced on its Facebook profile. By noon (1100 GMT), both iDNES and iHNED were back up and running. But there’s more to this story… In the Wikidi office, the Testomato team was just starting its morning off with some fresh coffee, when one of…

The Basics: Types of Software Testing

Software testing is an important part of producing a sound product in any development cycle. Regardless of what industry or field, products need to be tested on performance and functionality, in order to ensure they live up to the expected requirements. The main goal of software testing is to identify performance problems, find bugs, and work out issues of functionality throughout the development process. Testing is a vital part of improving the quality of a piece of software, as well as weeding out possible issues that may occur prior to going live. Testing can be performed either manually by human testers, or can…