By Jash Unadkat, Technical Content Writer at BrowserStack - November 1, 2019
So, let’s get started with the first tool.
2. Cross-browser testing tools
Developers and QA’s can check their websites for cross-browser compatibility by using tools like BrowserStack. This platform enables a developer or a QA to instantly test their websites across a range of real mobile devices and browsers like Chrome, Safari, IE, Edge, Firefox, etc.
The image below represents the wide range of OS-browser combinations along with real devices provided by BrowserStack for testing purposes
With a whopping 33000 active users, it’s one of the largest developer communities online. CodePen provides numerous interesting features like Asset hosting Collab mode and more.
Asset hosting allows the user to drag and drop images directly without worrying about separate hosting. Hosting for other assets like CSS and JSON files are taken care of.
Refer to the image below for a quick glimpse of the interface.
JSBin is an effective alternative to JSFiddle. Its features also enable users to experiment, learn, and teach. The script written and saved in JSBin by a particular user is referred to as a Bin.
For every Bin, a URL is generated. This URL can be shared in order to display the user’s work or to request improvements for the code, thus facilitating increased collaboration.
When it comes to testing a website across a large number of browsers, using Devtools for individual browsers can be time-consuming. An intelligent approach might be to use universally usable tools in the early stages of testing and utilize browser-specific Devtools for dealing with browser-specific test cases.
Performing tests on a tool like BrowserStack helps the QA engineer to leverage their test script execution as it covers broader aspects of testing in terms of platforms, browsers, and device coverage. As a result, tools like BrowserStack have an edge over others like Codepen and JSFiddle.