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.

Our seventh updates newsletter went out today.

Highlights from this week:

  • preparing for next week's private alpha release

  • I ordered a EX4 dedicated server from Hetzner

  • Reduced the time to load the details for an in-progress ~600 page test from 40 seconds to 2 seconds, then later to 1 second

  • Added HTTP caching headers for non-changing pages such as test results, reducing page load time from about 4 seconds to 0.5 seconds

  • Rewrote how test tasks are assigned to workers to prevent in-progress tests blocking new tests from starting

Expect the next in a week from now, September 12 2012.