Sent by Creative Technial Director on 17 July 2002 18:06
--- "Matt.Wilkie" [EMAIL-REMOVED]> wrote:
> The mantra of "test in many browsers" is oft heard
> and repeated throughout the land.
> What do you people do?
Well, Matt. This is serious business.
I develop on a Mac (OS9.2). I use my girlfriend's Mac for OSX testing
and at the studio, I have bought 3 PC's to use primarily for testing.
Yes, I wasted all that money just for testing. Thankfully, I was able
to deliver tight code, my clients were happy, and I feel that I have
paid myself back for the investment many times over.
In London where I now work, lots of larger development companies have
whole banks of testing machines (and QA engineers to match). There's
also a healthy biz in London of companies who JUST do testing for web
shops, and prepare detailed testing reports, etc.
The problem with outsourcing your testing is that the turn-around time
is really slow. When I'm at the studio with my 3 PC's plus my G3
laptop, I can "play musical chairs" (like you suggest) and get a lot
more work done. This may not seem like an ideal method, but for me it
Is there a more efficient way?
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