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Compatibility Testing

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What Is It?

Checks to see if the software can be run on different hardware, operating systems, bandwidths, databases, servers, and browsers. Compatibility testing identifies issues that are unique to different use cases (scenarios in which a user would use the software). Not all use cases are equal in importance, but each requires testing to identify and fix.

Compatibility Testing improves a website’s or application’s reach and cuts down on the loss of performance between browsers, platforms, and devices.

When Should it be Done?

Should be done after each relevant change to a product or website.

Helpful Tools

Browser stack (loading your website on different browsers), Litmus (for testing emails)

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Ben Spencer

Digital Content Strategist

Ben is a Digital Content Strategist with a passion for blending design and writing into a cohesive product narrative. An advocate for research, strategy, and discovery at the front end of any project, Ben excels in high-level thinking about how to most effectively tell a brand’s story in an authentic and relevant way.

Ben received Bachelor’s degrees in Film Studies and Religion from Whitman College, as well as a Master’s in Education from Lipscomb University. He studied UX Design and Content Strategy at General Assembly before joining Fresh’s team in January 2016.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys reading voraciously, watching horror movies, playing video games, and building his skill as an aspiring novelist. He spends every second he can with his wife and his two beloved Boxer dogs, California and Tennessee.