Since our launch, we received a lot of questions about what exactly Testomato tests. Some of our users find it confusing since there are so many testing applications out there to choose from. So, what kind of testing tool is Testomato? And what makes us different from other services? We thought it’d be helpful to pull together a quick guide to help answer these two questions. Link Checkers One of the most popular types of testing tools are link checkers. Broken links are not only bad for usability, they’re also important for SEO since user experience can affect how your…

April 25, 2014 by Roman Ožana

We love experimenting! This is the second post in a series about alternative ways (besides testing) Testomato can be used.  A few posts back we shared how to track app prices in iTunes, and today, we’ve got another great hack for Testomato! We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Tristan Bailey and hearing some of his feedback on our service. During our discussion, he shared an awesome idea for a way Testomato can be integrated into a development process. Tristan often sets up CMS sites that require clients to supply their own copy before the project goes live. His suggestion was to…

February 21, 2014 by Roman Ožana

Testing can be an overwhelming task, so it’s good for teams to know where to start and what works best for them. Just in case you missed it, Testomato is featured on Mads Kristensen’s Web Developer Checklist as the recommended automated testing tool. This is a great guide for developers who want to adhere to best practices during a release or before a launch. (Tip: There’s also a pretty handy Chrome extension that automates a large portion of the checklist.) While Kristensen’s list covers what is generally considered best practices in web development, every team and every project is different. So, we wanted to share…

February 14, 2014 by Roman Ožana

One of the main reasons developers don’t test their websites and applications is because the initial costs are too high. Website testing will undoubtedly influence the budget for your website’s maintenance, so it’s important to think about how to justify the cost of a website testing tool in your development process. Monetate has put together a comprehensive and informative infographic on the challenges, costs, impact, indirect/direct costs, and opportunities that website testing can provide. In short, there’s more to the cost of testing than a tool’s price tag. Some things to consider:

January 10, 2014 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

Gojko Adzic describes defining tests with the following statement: “It’s not important what you call it, but what it does.” This is a great way to approach defining tests. The truth is that there are many different definitions out there, and it’s often difficult to isolate a single meaning from the large variety of perspectives and roles that exist within the development community. In this post, we’ll go over the differences between unit, integration, and functional testing. A programmer could spend a lot of time improving test automation (it’s a huge field), but today we’ll try and cover these three.…

July 4, 2013 by Roman Ožana

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

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