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…

October 17, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

October 11, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

October 4, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

September 24, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

September 13, 2013 by Roman Ožana

We’ve had some request this week from users to clarify exactly how our payment system works. Your security is very important to our team. So, we wanted to make sure that it’s clear for anyone who is considering an upgrade. Here are some of the questions that were most commonly asked: What happens when I enter my credit card and CRC codes, and click SUBMIT?  We prepare an asynchronous HTTPS request to Paymill’s API. Any sensitive data is sent directly to Paymill, which returns a paymillToken or Error. Once we receive the paymillToken from Paymill’s API, we add the following…

September 10, 2013 by Roman Ožana

We’ve been thinking about adding a few more members to our project teams at Wikidi, and it got us thinking. What skills do we look for in new team members? And, what skills really transform an average coder into an outstanding developer? Development isn’t just about spewing code – it’s about helping to build and create the digital world. So, what other skills do you need to have in order to make sure you’re a developer that thrives in whatever direction web development goes in the future. 1. Code: It’s the be-all without the end-all. You should be able to…

September 6, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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