Firefox for Android focuses on turning the browser’s homepage into a platform called Firefox Hub, a project to make your home page more customizable and extensible. At its core, this feature is a set of new APIs that allows add-ons … Continue reading
Posts from July, 2014
We spent the bulk of today’s meeting going over our plans for the QA work week. At a high-level we want to walk away from the work week with a set of tasks that can be accomplished within the next … Continue reading
Welcome to the Mozillians project. We love working with old and new
The community has worked to find creative ways to make the phonebook a
place where active and trusted memebers of the community can connect. The
latest set of features seeks to push new contributors and returning contributors to be
more active in shaping our community.
The new trust model:
- Anyone can create a Mozillians account.
- 1 vouch allows users to search for and view Mozillian profiles
- 3 vouches are needed to vouch for new Mozillians
A test environment is live on our dev server – mozillians-dev.allizom.org
– and ready for your critical eye. We welcome you to explore the features and offer
your open, honest, and unabashed feedback.
There are two areas that you can get involved with helping test; feature
verification using exploratory testing techniques and test automation coverage.
Setup for manual testing
Here are the unverified features that needs to still need to be tested. Find
a bug that needs verification and begin testing.If you have questions reach
out in IRC – #mozwebqa or #commtools – and introduce yourself.
Myself or another community member will help you.
To get started you’ll need:
- Disposable email addresses so you can create test accounts on dev I recommend free services like Mailinator or 10minutemail.
- personatestuser.org is one of my preferred tools if you don’t need to verify receipt of email but it forces you to parse a json file.
- Create an account on our dev server.
- Some of the test scenarios will require a vouched account. You can automatically vouch yourself by appending /vouch to the url.
- For example mozillians.allizom.org/u/your_account_name/vouch.
- Alternatively you can unvouch yourself by appending /unvouch to the url.
Setup for test automation
Creating test automation assumes that you have a bit of experience writing code and working with version control.
- Work through the mozillians-tests project ReadMe
- Review the open git issues for the project and assign one to yourself
- Talk to us in the #mozwebqa irc channel. We have a popping fun community that is energetic and would be thrilled to work with you.
We really appreciate your enthusiasm and help with making the community
phonebook better. This is fully a community initiative and wouldn’t exist
I look forward to seeing you online!
A reminder to all those who are interested in the future of testdays, please join us tomorrow (Thursday) at 9am PDT. We’ll be discussing our plans for the QA work week and beyond. If you haven’t already, please fill out … Continue reading
Yesterday we held our first Testdays Project Meeting. The meeting started with a quick review of the Meeting Day/Time Feedback survey. Due to only having a few responses we decided to give it some more time and solicit for further … Continue reading
I do not think it’ll surprise anyone who has participated in the QA community in recent months when I say, “Testdays are broken!”. They no longer seem to be the energetic, robust, purposeful events they were in the past. This … Continue reading
Hello everyone! On Friday, July 11th, we held yet another Testday, this time for Firefox 32 Aurora. Thank you all for your effort and involvement in test execution, exploratory testing, bug triage, and bug verification. We’ve had some tests run in MozTrap, some bugs … Continue reading
Recent work on standing up a proxy server for web browsing in Firefox for Android is now ready for real world testing. Eugen, Sylvain, and James, from the mobile platform team have been working towards the goal of building a proxy server to ultimately … Continue reading
I had always known I wanted to be in software. Having the opportunity to contribute to Mozilla has set me in a direction where I am learning and gaining real-world experience while helping on one of the most powerful non-profit … Continue reading
I just announced over on openbuddha.com that I’m effectively closing that blog. I’ve also changed my twitter username from openbuddha to makehacklearn as part of doing so. I’m moving my blog focus here to blog about more hackerish things, whi… Continue reading