website testing

Device testing in the cloud – I’m now using Kobiton

I've recently started using the Kobiton device testing cloud, to enhance the range of iOS and Android devices that I can test apps and websites on. Over the last few years, I've looked into several other device testing cloud platforms from all sorts of companies and [...]

Testing invisible reCAPTCHA

This is a rehash of my own posts on the Ministry of Testing regarding testing Invisible reCAPTCHA. Google provides various information on Invisible reCAPTCHA, such as the links below, but none of these provide much information. https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/docs/invisible https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/invisible https://developers.google.com/recaptcha Here's what I've found out so far from [...]

2018-04-08T15:21:32+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Google, Website Testing|Tags: , , , |

Using Charles Proxy to test different HTTP Response Codes

Note: If you're new to Charles Proxy, you may need to read my earlier post on Using Charles Proxy for bandwidth throttling testing to get started on this. Charles Proxy really is a neat box of tricks and two of the best are the Rewrite Tool [...]

Using Charles Proxy to test Apps and Websites using SSL

Note: If you’re new to Charles Proxy, you may need to read my earlier post on Using Charles Proxy for bandwidth throttling testing to get started on this. Update: There is now also a Charles Proxy iOS app, which allows you to do the following: Capture HTTP and [...]

Testing projects so far in 2016

2016 has been busy so far, I’ve worked on lots of different testing projects, with a brief outline of some of them below: Property crowdfunding website testing: mobile device testing Coastal ecosystem website testing Cinema info and booking website testing Cinema iOS 9 app testing Cinema [...]

2015 – Overview of my projects and training

2015 was a busy year for me, with a wide range of projects worked on and also some excellent training and education completed, including the Rapid Software Testing Applied course run by James Bach, which I completed in July. And to give a flavour of the [...]

Website Testing – Checking Network Requests and Activity

Sometimes when Website Testing (or Debugging) you may want to check exactly what's being loaded into the browser from the Network/Internet. You may need to check the sequence that files are loaded in, in order to see what's being run and where it's being accessed from. [...]

Relaunching your WordPress website with a new theme: Part 6

Having recently relaunched my website to use a new WordPress theme - the excellent Avada Theme - I thought I'd add a guide to doing this on my blog, to help out anyone else planning this. Part 6 - After Relaunch Turn off Maintenance mode. Announce [...]

Relaunching your WordPress website with a new theme: Part 5

Having recently relaunched my website to use a new WordPress theme - the excellent Avada Theme - I thought I'd add a guide to doing this on my blog, to help out anyone else planning this. Part 5 - Going Live Backup / Export your existing [...]

Relaunching your WordPress website with a new theme: Part 4

Having recently relaunched my website to use a new WordPress theme - the excellent Avada Theme - I thought I'd add a guide to doing this on my blog, to help out anyone else planning this. Part 4 - Prep For Going Live Consider any SEO [...]

Relaunching your WordPress website with a new theme: Part 3

Having recently relaunched my website to use a new WordPress theme - the excellent Avada Theme - I thought I'd add a guide to doing this on my blog, to help out anyone else planning this. Part 3 - Theme Tryout To fully ensure the theme [...]

Relaunching your WordPress website with a new theme: Part 2

Having recently relaunched my website to use a new WordPress theme - the excellent Avada Theme - I thought I'd add a guide to doing this on my blog, to help out anyone else planning this. Part 2 - Theme Selection Check the various Theme websites [...]

Relaunching your WordPress website with a new theme: Part 1

Having recently relaunched my website to use a new WordPress theme - the excellent Avada Theme - I thought I'd add a guide to doing this on my blog, to help out anyone else planning this. Part 1 - Establish your Requirements What do you want [...]

Relaunching your WordPress website with a new theme: Intro

Having recently relaunched my website to use a new WordPress theme - the excellent Avada Theme - I thought I'd add a guide to doing this on my blog, to help out anyone else planning this. The guide is split into 6 parts, as follows: Part [...]

Cross-Browser Testing – Turning off browser auto-updates

For effective cross-browser testing, it can be useful to have a variety of different versions of different browsers on different platforms. In general, its very awkward (or impossible) to have different versions of the same browser on the same machine. Therefore, a way around this is [...]

Sauce for Mac

Sauce Labs have recently released a free Mac App which allows you to use their online website testing platform via a desktop Mac App, rather than the usual method of via a browser. The Mac App can be downloaded for free via saucelabs.com/mac / or iTunes / [...]

iPhone Website Testing – Debug Console

Following on from my post the other day about iPad Website Testing, I thought I'd post on a similar area, but on iPhone device. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages [...]

iPad Website Testing – Debug Console

Here's a simple little testing tip when testing websites on the iPad, using the Safari browser. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages will be shown in the Debug Console and [...]

Windows 8 – Adding Chrome, Firefox and Safari Browsers

I've now added the other main browsers to my Windows 8 Pro virtual with no problems found - I was expecting some, but none materialised. The screenshot below shows the Start screen, with the tiles for Chrome, Firefox and Safari added in the place I selected [...]

Webinar – Intro to Mobile Web App Testing with Selenium & Sauce

I recently attended this webinar, given by Jonathan Lipps of Sauce Labs. You can check out the webinar on YouTube. I’ll briefly outline the main points, for future reference. Webinar Intro Almost as easy to test web apps with Sauce / Selenium as it is to [...]

Webinar – Intro to Selenium2Library & Robot Framework (also Cucumber & Gherkin)

I recently attended a webinar on the uTest platform, which was titled "Intro to Selenium2Library & Robot Framework". I hadn't heard of Selenium2Library or the Robot Framework, so this was a really useful intro to both of these at once. Also there was some information on [...]