Posts by Paul Reinheimer

We're Looking for Authors!

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We're looking for more authors to help us out by writing about Testing, Localization Testing, Test Automation, and related topics. These are contract positions: you write a blog post, we pay you. We're looking for two reasons: We see opportunity to put great content out there on these topics, and ou…

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Learning to Love Canned Responses

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When we started WonderProxy I took a hard line against canned responses. We absolutely would not use them. They're anti-customer and they waste everyone's time. We've had the ability to use them for years, but I refused to even broach the subject. I hate them because there appears to be two types of…

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Only 7.2% of the top 10,000 sites support Accept-Language

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We sell proxies for GeoIP testing, but geoip isn't the right solution for every problem. We saw a great post on Hacker News a few weeks ago suggesting that sites should use the browser's Accept-Language header to determine language, not their region of the world, and we agree! This got us thinking:…

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Moving Ping Data to S3 & Athena

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We've been running our global ping statistics for years. Every hour we have every server on our network ping every other server, and record that data in MySQL. In fact, generating these ping stats led to one of our first blog posts. But as our network has grown, so has the burden of keeping all that…

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