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Add ons for software testers


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This was a lightning talk presented by Sumit Singhal in vodQA-10 : Going Beyond the Usual held in ThoughtWorks, Pune on 13th October

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Add ons for software testers

  1. 1. By Sumit Singhal @sumitsinghal
  2. 2. Thats weird...It works fine on my Its never done computer that before. Its just some What did you unlucky type in wrong coincidence. to get it to crash?
  3. 3.  Online community provides thousands of add-ons, most testers do not utilize them in their testing activity. Sometimes what you see as a defect might not be a defect because that is something happening due to installation of a specific add-on. Some add-ons do not work with the latest versions of Browsers, so you might want to have different profiles of your browsers.
  4. 4.  Firesizer - Firefox Add-on, it allows you to resize the window to specific dimensions. View Dependencies – Firefox Add-on, View Dependencies adds a tab to the Page Info Window, in which it lists all the files which were loaded to show the current page.
  5. 5.  Yslow MeasureIT –
  6. 6.  CheckFox - This add-on is helpful in checking / unchecking multiple checkboxes in a webpage. Auto-Reload – Chrome Extension, Reloads a web page on a regular basis. The interval is configurable through the "options" page. CQstyle CSS editor - Chrome Extension, Perform live CSS edits and use a slider to quickly change values.
  7. 7.  Validity - Chrome Extension, Validity can be used to quickly validate your HTML documents from the address bar. Validity also gives you the option to use your own installation of the W3C Validation Service
  8. 8.  WebEdit – Chrome Extension, Very fun extension, can be used to edit any webpage!! Just press F7 on any webpage, and edit text and delete things like photos, and embed elements. You can even delete a YouTube video off a page! SitezMeter - Chrome Extension, Shows the PageRank of webpages you are browing plus site traffic charts from Google Trends, Alexa and Compete.
  9. 9. Explore various Add-on for different browsers.
  10. 10. Thank You