Recently, I had to learn how to effectively test a web-based application across multiple browsers. To accomplish this task I needed to understand how other testers approach this problem and the tools they are using. I am fortunate to have a large testing network through social media and that many of these testers are bloggers.
This series does not discuss how I perform cross-browser testing. Instead it provides a wealth of information shared from the Testing Community and information from my personal research. This article covers some of the tools that are available to assist in testing across browsers.
I would like to thank everyone who contributed information. Without their willingness to share their experiences and recommendations, I would not have been able to understand potential approaches in such a short time. A heart-felt thanks to: Ajay Balamurugadas, Mike Talks, Lisa Crispin, Martijn de Vrieze, Anne-Marie Charrett, Karen Johnson, Gagneet Singh, Dave McNulla, Moise Stedte, Akshay Thakkar, and Dorothy Graham.
This three-part series can be found in Tea-time with Testers.
I am going to write a wrap-up article to answer questions and basically conclude the series. Please let me know if you have any questions that I may be able to address or additional research that could be added. Thank you for reading!
Part 1 June 2012
The first part this series includes an introduction to my goals, research process, and feedback on how testers are performing their testing across browsers.
Part 2 July 2012
The second part discusses gathering intelligence to determine how much testing to perform, risk assessment, and alternative testing approaches.
Part 3 August 2012
The third part discusses different tools that are available.