5 Amazing Firefox Add-ons That Ensure Superior Software Testing
In this rapidly evolving IT world, quality has become the primary parameter to achieve a niche position. The IT professionals are using an array of advanced software testing tools to ensure an excellent quality of the application.
And among this set of highly sophisticated software testing tools and techniques, web browser has emerged as one of the simplest, nicest and affordable means which can be easily used, even on a daily basis for testing life cycle of the application.
In fact, there is huge number of testers who use and test the application on Firefox browser, since being an open source browser; it supports installation of numerous powerful add-ons.
This write-up covers some of these useful add-ons which have being quite popular among the tester’s community.
Since, it works amazingly on the live sites; testers widely use this test the logging errors, warnings and notices.
It helps to recognize style information of every web elements on the page. In fact, a blend of both Web developer and Firefox is considered to be a deadly combination making Firefox the ultimate browser for the web developers and Software Testers.
Another wonderful Firefox add-on, FireShot that is mainly used to capture screenshots of web pages as a proof while testing web applications. Apart from this, taking screenshots it enables you to edit using the Advanced Editor and immediately marking the screenshots.
Moreover, it gives you multiple options to capture the image. You can Capture Visible area, or take shots of selected area or take shots of the Entire page.
MeasureIt add-on is seen as one of the simplest and most robust tool for a UI tester. Since, it draws a ruler on the webpage; it helps in checking the width and height of the web element on page. This makes it possible to provide an intuitive UI. Moreover, it checks the alignments of elements and verifies the pixel sizes.
This add-on is extremely helpful as it can be used to test the application with dissimilar browser window sizes. It offers a menu and status bar to adjust the window dimensions to a specific size to test the application in an efficient manner.
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