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

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

Our thirteenth updates newsletter went out today.

Highlights from this week:

  • Friday saw us featured at This brought in about 8x the previous traffic numbers and more or less killed the service.

  • Sunday saw us featured in a tweet from @smashingmag, bringing in about 4x Friday's traffic, most certainly killing the service.

  • The start of this week was a constant effort to kill off long-running tests to bring load down and examine how to stabilise the service.

  • Yesterday saw the deployment of batch task assignment, reducing the number of Apache processes needed.

  • Today saw the switch from Apache to Nginx, bringing the service back up to speed even under high load.

Expect the next in a week from now, October 24 2012.