Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Browserscope in External Bugs

Annie Sullivan, of our colleagues who wrote the Browserscope Rich Text test suite, let us know today that there are now two issues filed in Webkit and Firefox to track progress in rich text editing by using her Browserscope tests. In webkit: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35904, and in Firefox: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=550569. Steve Souders' Network test suite is also mentioned in a few different bugs for both Firefox and Webkit. This is *exactly* the kind of effect we'd hoped to have when building Browserscope and it is a testament to the depth and value of these two test categories that they are to be found in issue trackers for the browser vendors themselves.

We'd love to see this trend continue, and we'd also love to see Browserscope integrated into the continuous builds and test systems employed by browser vendors. Conveniently, vendors can easily run their own private Browserscope instances just for this purpose, which speaks to the benefit of using App Engine for something like this. Recently I've been chatting with some folks on the W3C about porting some of their test suites over to Browserscope as well, and hope to have some interesting news in that department soon ;)

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