Elon Musk and what's wrong with Fiverr.

Elon Musk and what's wrong with Fiverr.

Late last year we needed to get a flyer for a conference and a trade fair designed. We tried Fiverr. For those who don’t know it, Fiverr is the world’s largest online marketplace for freelance services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The result was kind of OK, but not good enough to be used. So I forgot about it until a day in April when I received this to my personal email:

Hello, I’m your Fiverr designer.

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Kantu for Firefox released

Kantu for Firefox released

Firefox Quantum is a great web browser, and we are happy to report that Kantu for Firefox is available now:

You can install the Kantu macro recorder for Firefox directly from the Firefox Add-ons website:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/kantu/

The Firefox version has all features of the Chrome version and of course you can reuse all your Chrome macros in the Firefox version.

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Selenium IDE rises like a phoenix from the ashes

Selenium IDE rises like a phoenix from the ashes

2018 will be the year when the Selenium IDE rises like a phoenix from the ashes… of the legacy Firefox add-ons.

It all started in early August 2017 when we lauchned the Kantu Selenium IDE to implement a modern Selenium IDE for Chrome. Then in late August a computer science group from a Taiwanese University released the Sideex IDE for Chrome. And in September the Selenium core team announced that they as well will implement an update of the original Selenium IDE for Firefox, which - you might remember - stopped working last year as the new Firefox Quantum extension system no longer supports legacy addons. And just before the year ended a company called Katalon released yet another Selenium IDE, an expanded and rebranded version of Sideex.

So which Selenium IDE to use? Short answer: It depends. Longer answer: See our overview table below.

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Tools we use: Easy and Free Screen recording tools

Tools we use: Easy and Free Screen recording tools

Today we look at automation from a different angle. It is the start of a new series that covers the “tools we use”. This post is about our favorite screen recording (“screencasting”) tools. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot generates a single picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, often enhanced with audio narration.

Screen recorders are handy tools used to record the computer’s screen, i.e. record the ongoing activities on the screen. The more advanced tools do provide live-capture enhancements, post-capture video editing options and more.

Here are the tool we use:

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