Category Archives: Tenon

Issue Density as a performance indicator

High-quality software is not expensive. High-quality software is faster and cheaper to build and maintain than low-quality software, from initial development all the way through total cost of ownership. Capers Jones One of the challenges posed by using an automated testing tool is dealing with issue volume and issues out of context. In the former […]

Startup experience: 6 months in

This is a blog post aimed at other start-ups – especially those who, like us, really had no idea what the heck they were doing when they got started. We want to talk about how things have gone in our first 6 months. Along the way, we’ll drop in our own advice. If you’re unfamiliar […]

Tutorial – Using Tenon as a Grunt Task

Sample code for this post is available on Github: grunt-tenon-demo. Brief primer on automated task running Grunt is an automated task runner – that is, a tool that is primarily used to automate repetitious development tasks. A whole pile of big companies use Grunt and there are over 4000 plugins for Grunt. Think about the […]

Tenon turns accessibility testing on its head.

Tenon started with two developers determined to do it better: to help our customers avoid issues before they occur. The most powerful approach to compliance is to avoid accessibility issues in the first place. And the most powerful tool for developers is one they will use consistently, everyday, as an integrated part of workflow. While […]

How to “Grade” a page tested with Tenon.io

One of the more significant challenges in doing accessibility testing with an automated tool is trying to get an idea of how the page actually performs for users. The truth is, the only truly reliable thing a tool can claim is that it found X-number of instances where the code failed the tool’s specified tests. […]

Does Tenon integrate with Selenium?

Actually, there’s not much that Tenon doesn’t integrate with. This is the entire point behind our “API First” philosophy. Our goal, in fact, is to continually seek ways to develop and demonstrate the full power of Tenon. Here’s an example, created by Justin Stockton, of Tenon being used as part of Selenium Testing: This 30 […]

Competitive Analysis #1

A potential client recently asked us: “Why does Product X find so many things that Tenon doesn’t find?”. It was a good question to ask, because all testing tools are different have their own unique approaches to testing. A cursory glance at the results the potential client showed us highlighted a handful of differences. Product […]

On Conformance/ Compliance and Accessible User Experience

Nearly a year ago, we launched our Private Beta. Prior to that, we chose to do an important refactor to how tests were written that allowed tests to be more accurate. We launched Tenon this February with 66 tests. Today we pushed 21 test improvements, 16 of which are new tests. This is not as […]

Guest Post: Tenon.io: The Ultimate Accessibility Linter, by Joe Watkins

As a front-end developer, I sure have enjoyed adding Tenon into my workflow. I know that when I ship code that has passed through Tenon’s tests, it’s on its way to being as accessible as possible. Many professional web developers lint their JavaScript, CSS, and HTML – you can now add automated accessibility linting to […]

What makes Tenon different?

Several weeks ago, Steve Lee asked me a question: "What makes Tenon different?". My answer was, basically, the 140 characters allowed by Twitter was not enough, so go check out this video we have on the homepage. In it I talk a lot about the philosophy behind Tenon. I also have the slides from that […]