It all began with the fact that Steve had more space in his garage… Kind of large space actually. The perfect location to work on our ideas. We wanted to create something fresh, something new, something that will electrify the world. It was not easy, to put it mildly. Access to the elements was limited, after all, it was the second half of the 70s in the U.S.
Wait a minute, we went a little overboard with this. This is not our story. Ours did not start in the garage nor in the U.S., we did not want to revolution the world, although in fact there is one Steve involved in it. Our story is simpler, not overgrown with great ideas. Ours is here, close to us and our needs.
We run the Clickray company. Create websites for clients from around the world, working closely with the HubSpot platform. In our job, the customer’s opinion and satisfaction are the most important determinants of the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire team.
Creating websites is a multi-stage process involving people with different skills. It starts with a client’s idea. Then it goes through our graphics and marketing specialists. Then it is passed to programmers who code the page according to previously strictly set guidelines and specifications. The final verification of the correctness of the created project are tests. And at this point, problems often arose. We analyzed our websites by ourselves as best we could. We lacked, however, knowledge and testing skills. Often there was not enough time, because other projects required our attention too. We tried our best to meet customer expectations and ensured high products quality. Despite this, there were some mishaps.
At some point, we realized that this was not the way. The method was not effective. Doing the same thing all the time and expecting different results is, according to some, the definition of madness. We had to find a solution that would relieve us as a team from testing while providing a high level of code analysis quality without the need for additional verification of the results.
And then the idea came up. The idea of creating a tool for testing automatically websites and applications without the need for programming skills.
We have started work on the designing of such a tool. What should it have? What should it do? How will it make testing easier for everyone who wants to analyze a website or web application? What should it look like? What should be its name? Dozens of questions arose during this process and many of them found answers. We wanted to design a tool that will enable automated testing of websites and web applications without the need to know programming languages. Something that everyone can use without complexes and complications.
Thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, we managed to get a subsidy for the project implementation. From that moment the work started in full swing. We will not bore you with detailed reporting of what was created first, what did not work, what was removed, where we miscalculated, where we underestimated. You see the final effect in front of you.
In your mice and keyboards, we provide a tool for codeless test automation of websites and web applications. BrowserSpot has not been created only for us and our convenience. Our needs (and lack of skills 😉 ) have become an inspiration to create something available for everyone. For all those, whom the quality of the product is important, for those who value good performance and reliability. We welcome you to space where testing has never been so easy!
Tomasz – man optimization
If an encyclopedia would seek a personification of the entry OPTIMIZATION, his photo would certainly be a strong candidate for this position.
For many years he has been interested in computer science, especially programming. In fact, he does not remember times when things related to computers and new technologies haven’t occupy him. During his studies at the Cracow University of Technology, he was active in various organizations, including the Polish Association of Home Brewers (as he claims: ’I like beer, but I’m not an alcoholic’) and joined the fans of board games. In life, he always strives to optimize and maximally simplify everything that is possible.
As a brewer, he wrote programs enumerating and forecasting the final style of beer; they predicted bitterness (IBU), color (EBC, SMR) and a concentration of alcohol. In a field of board games, he tried to improve the set up’s organization of games as much as possible. Over time, these tendencies transferred to professional work. In Clickray, he and the team created tools to help programmers work and analyze errors in the code. „Our biggest problem has always been to minimize the number of errors and test websites” he concludes.
He would not be himself if he did not decide to solve these dilemmas and optimize the work. That’s how the BrowserSpot concept came into being, and the rest of the story is known.
A man of many talents and numerous skills. In BrowserSpot he is a real multitasker; he programs, tests, deals with databases, configures and maintains servers, configures devices, manages teams and distributes tasks. Sometimes he just forgets to take time off.