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Automated website testing in Firefox with Selenium IDE plugin

Mar 29th, 2016 by Max Tokman

Introduction

User experience testing is a crucial element of web quality assurance.   One UX testing solution we use internally is a Selenium IDE plugin for Firefox, which allows you to record interactions with multiple elements and multiple web pages, organize recorded tests into sets (suites) and save them for future use.  Below is a screenshot showing Selenium IDE popup that appears in Firefox after plugin is installed and activated, with test cases organized on the left, playback and recording controls on the top, actions being recorded in the main content area on the left and

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Testing website's new server with URL prior to launch / transfer - on Mac and PC

Mar 24th, 2016 by Max Tokman

This instruction will be useful for anyone who has to test new website being build, or website being transferred to new server, prior to DNS change when all you have is a new website's IP address.  You can make changes on your local machine to associate web address (URL) with known IP address and test how the website performs when called via that URL.  Once local settings are changed, the website is ready to be tested in web browser on your local machine with its actual URL.

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Why would Apple release iOS 8.01 that makes your phone not work like a phone?

Sep 25th, 2014 by Max Tokman

We all know the recent news - a software and electronics giant Apple, Inc. released an updated version of its new operating system only to receive severe backlash from users installing it on their phones, which often stopped performing their primary function of making phone calls. Apple quickly recalled the update but the question remains - why would a preeminent software company engage in such embarrassment in the first place?

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