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…

June 6, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

May 31, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

May 24, 2013 by Roman Ožana

A few posts back, we discussed how to automate a login form test, but what about other types of forms you might find on your website? In today’s post, we’ll show you how to automate a search form test using Testomato. Is testing the search function important? We don’t have to tell you how important search is for the visitors or users of a website. Developers and designers alike know that search is a key functionality for accessibility and usability – so what happens if it’s not working properly? The search function is so common that when we come across websites,…

May 17, 2013 by Roman Ožana

Yep, we’re making moves. Testomato is proud to announce that we’ve officially launched our new website. Leaving beta was a really exciting achievement for us, and we felt the next step for us was to revamp our old website. It seemed natural to create a fresh new face to match our public version! Our team has been working on this update for you, and after a lot of brainstorming, hard work, coffee, and laughs – we’re excited to unveil our new and improved look.

May 3, 2013 by Roman Ožana

In today’s post we’ll go over the different types of errors in our reports and the meaning of each error.  Error reports are meant to document when an error occurs on a website or in an application. Not only is it a great way to ensure you don’t forget about resolving it, but it’s useful for making sure that everyone is clear on what the error is. What’s in my report? We’ve kept our reports simple (just like the rest of Testomato). A standard report will contain the following information: Which project you have an error in Which test from…

April 26, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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…

April 19, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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