Thursday, January 17, 2019

Screenshot testing to find UI bugs

A friend here at Knackeriet is developing a tool to find UI bugs by taking screenshots across many different browsers. It's called

In the past I used Browserstack to make sure that frontend changes I made on my websites didn't break the design in different browsers. But that was very time consuming, and sometimes visual bugs could still slip through.

UI screenshot testing - Happo

Happo generates screenshots of selected segments of a webpage, and all the visual changes are reported, and can be easily compared with the original segments. That makes the whole experience of doing frontend changes to a website a lot smoother. 

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