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Your browser scores 503

2015-05-03 09:16:47
To me as a web developer, this screenshot is just too funny. For those not in the know: 503 is the HTTP status code meaning that something on the server went wrong.

Anyway, Richard Brown just presented how openQA can be used to test apps, installers, console output and whatnot. It does automated keypresses and mouse clicks, taking screenshots and partial image comparison (defined as "needles") and outputs the results in a nice web frontend. All the capturing happens from a virtual machine, so you can easily test different architectures and monitor the whole boot process. As a bonus, you can watch the test running and even get a video recording of the whole suite in the end.