We don’t have much time to repetitively run through each and every scenario in the site ourselves to make sure the product isn’t breaking as we develop and check stuff in. Luckily, there is a software solution. Aside from unit tests we write for (most) features even before they are implemented, Selenium is a neat app which can mimic a users actual interaction across multiple pages on the site. Pretty easy to record basic scripts and run them as tests from any browser. Neat in that Doug has taken it up a level where it can make up user content to fill a form and even go as far as checking a gmail account and continuing back into the site for those flows that require users to do so. These tests reassure us that we’ll know most of the time when something breaks and where it breaks so we can quickly fix it.



2 Responses to “Tools”

  1. Phil Crosby Says:

    Why are you guys standing up?

  2. Ericson Says:

    We’re way beyond the edge of our seat (-:

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