Glossary


  • Visual regression

    Testing UI differences based on predefined set of images.

  • Baseline image

    The image that is taken on a known state, validated by a person, and later used to find visual regressions.

  • Regression image

    A regression image is created whenever the automatic test has found a mismatch between the baseline image and the current state of the site's page.

  • Mocha

    Mocha is a JavaScript testing framework.

  • Selenium

    Selenium is the industry standard for automating interactions with browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

  • BrowserStack / Sauce Labs

    Paid services that allow provisioning a virtual machine with a pre-defined platform and browser. These services remove the need of maintaing your own Selenium could.

  • webdriverCSS

    webdriverCSS is a regression testing tool written in JavaScript, that allows taking screenshots of complex and dynamic pages.

  • Generator-Shoov

    This Yeoman generator, also known as "yo shoov", scaffolds all the needed files for quickly starting visual monitoring of any website.

  • Shoov

    An open source project that facilitates maintaining visual regression tests, and allows one click configuration and execution of visual and functional tests on any dev/ live website.