UI Testing and Testomato

In last week’s post, we covered the basics of UI testing and how Testomato is a simple service that helps developers automate error checking throughout the UI testing process. This week we’d like to give you a brief rundown of the types of errors that Testomato actually checks for on an application’s user interface. When creating a project and configuring your test suite’s settings, you have the ability to run basic tests, which are automatically configured, as well as tests with custom created parameters and possible user interactions that may occur during the use of your application or website. Automatic…

What Is UI Testing and Why Is It Important?

UI testing is the process of testing the user interface of something. This means testing to see how your application, website, or software interacts with a user. Basically, UI testing checks to see how your application or software responds to the following: usability consistency accessibility compatibility In simple terms, it’s checking to see how your program handles mouse and keyboard input, as well as whether it displays text, images, boxes/menus, icons, toolbars, and other interactive elements.

Using Testomato’s Email Notifications

One of our favorite things about Testomato is that it’s been designed to be easy and user-friendly. We hope that we’ve achieved this goal! A key feature that helps keep things simple is our Email Notification Feature, which keeps you informed about your project(s) without having to log into the application. Notification Settings Users can set up notifications in the User Menu by clicking on Notifications in the drop-down menu located in the top right corner of your screen. You can then choose which projects you would like to receive notifications about. Select the project(s) and click save.

Testomato Project Settings

We’ve got another feature spotlight for you! Our post today will cover the project settings that are available to users in Testomato. Once you’ve created a project, you can choose to customize your settings (see screenshot below).

What Are Common Error Messages?

In our last Feature Spotlight, we mentioned that you can customize your Testomato tests to check for “common error messages”. We understand this is a very general description, so our team felt it would be helpful to spend more time explaining this particular option of that feature. Error messages display when an unexpected condition occurs within the HTML code on your website. Today, we will go through each of the types of errors we check for and give you a brief explanation of each. Common Server Messages Testomato checks for several common error messages that indicate server-side errors. This means that we…

Testomato Test Settings

Last week we announced that we would be doing a Feature Spotlight series to help you better understand the services provided by Testomato. Our second post in the series will explain the different test settings you can choose from when customizing your Basic Testomato Test Suite, or any new tests that you wish to add to your project suite. We’ll give you a brief overview of the test options and a short explanation of each setting. Once you have your basic test suite, you may wish to further customize your tests. To configure a test, click on the test name and a…

The Testomato Basic Test Suite

The Testomato team wants to make sure you understand how our features work, so this post will be the first of a Feature Spotlight series. Today, we’ll cover how we create our basic test suite (a set of tests) when you test a URL. The automatic test suite we create is based on a link search we conduct on your homepage. What does that mean? When you send us the URL for your website,  Testomato finds all the hidden links in the HTML on your homepage, identifies important links, and makes sure they are all functioning correctly. Curious how we…