Simply Testable Blog

Figuring out how to automate away the pain of routine front-end web testing; the story behind SimplyTestable.com.

211 posts covering the initial idea, growth of the service, features, advances, failures and successes.

The private alpha release is now available: http://alpha1.simplytestable.com/.

You can run full-site HTML validation tests on any site that has a sitemap.xml file; it's from the sitemap that the URLs to be tested are retrieved.

There are a few known issues which translate into matters I'll be addressing this coming week:

  • the progress and results for large sites (2000+ URLs) will tend to not load more often than not

  • individual tests (that are part of a full-site test) that fail will tend to prevent the rest of the test from progressing

There are some improvements to be worked on also, including:

  • adding support for compressed sitemaps

  • retrieving URLs from a site's RSS feed if no sitemap is present