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Test Older Versions of Internet Explorer Even When The Latest Version of IE is Installed

When doing quality testing on websites it is beneficial to not only have all of the latest major browsers for testing (including Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla FireFox, Opera, and Google Chrome), but also to have older versions of some browsers installed especially older versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is notorious for making huge changes to the…

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Purge FireFox cookies for a site

Frequently it is convenient, when testing and debugging (or even just when browsing normally), to purge all of the cookies for a particular site. Although it is possible to do so through FireFox’s cookie manager (accessible through Preferences, Privacy, “Show Cookies”), it is much easier and quicker to use the aptly named [Remove Cookies for…

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python introspection for unittests

Having a framework to automatically run all of your unit tests is important, but in a strongly dynamic language like Python, it can be difficult to find all of the tests to run in a batch. [nose][] makes the whole process much easier, by automatically finding all modules containing unittest.TestCase subclasses, allowing nonsubclassed simple test…