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…

March 15, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

March 8, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

March 1, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

February 22, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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.

February 15, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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.

February 7, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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).

February 1, 2013 by Roman Ožana

Is your website available? Testomato can check your website availability every 15 seconds from 10 different locations around the world and will send you an alert if the site is unavailable.

Keep track of the important parts of your website with simple checks that can run every minute. They can check plain words, HTML code, HTTP headers, redirects … and much more. Never miss anything.

Websites break, it happens all time. You'll be the first to know. Testomato has an extensive database of and will let you know if it finds any error on monitored url.