Category Archives: Tutorial

Announcing Tenon Site Monitors

We often get questions from customers wanting to test their entire site. As we finish the Spider functionality, I also want to share a new feature. Imagine being able to test your entire site as easily as simply adding Google Analytics to your site. That’s the idea behind Site Monitors. Using Site Monitors, you can […]

So you want to test ‘localhost’ with Grunt?

In our previous blog post, we described how easy it is to connect to ngrok to allow Tenon to test your local environment. Today we’re going to add ngrok to the grunt-tenon-demo. Everything in this post is on Github and in the add-ngrok branch of the grunt-tenon-demo. To follow along this post, you need a […]

So you want to test ‘localhost’? A tutorial

One of the most frequent questions we get is “How do I test my local environment?” We love this question, because it means that the user is venturing into Extreme Accessibility. Unfortunately, Tenon doesn’t have a way to connect to someone’s local environment. But you can do this with a service like ngrok. Lets’ walk […]

Great, I have test results. Now what?

The best feature of an automated testing tool is also its worst: The ability to go through large amounts of code and find errors that don’t require a human to find. Using an automated tool you should be able to test hundreds of pages in a matter of minutes. Finding the average number of pages […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Practices, Tips, and Ideas for Creating Custom Client Applications with Tenon API

We get a lot of traffic coming through Tenon’s demo page, also known as "Test Now", but the best use of Tenon is with the API. When talking about Tenon, we often say we’re API first. Everything we do on that performs testing is in itself an API client application. You can see some […]

Tutorial: Getting Started with Grunt Tenon Client

This morning I woke up to a Tweet by Joe Watkins. Joe recently wrote a blog post: Getting Started with Grunt Tenon Client. In it, Joe gives a quick but informative overview of using the Grunt Tenon Client package written by Ed Gauci. Thanks guys!