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A testing challenge for you "I T.E.S.T with A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E"

Dec 12, 2016

TLDR; Rather than pursue viral marketing millions, I have a released a new application for you to use for experimenting with exploratory testing, techical web testing, and JavaScript hacking. You can find it at


I had a mad idea recently that I should start a merchandising section, for T-Shirts with slogans and images. And then I remembered that I tried that before and didn’t follow it up very well. But then I thought “This will be different, I’ll put slogans on them. People like slogans.”

And then THIS popped into my head.


How cool would that be on a T-Shirt?

And then on the back the list of words that make up the acronym:



Ooh yeah. Viral Marketing Millions.

And then I thought. “But perhaps people would want to use their own words!”.

And then, like all people who can program, I thought “I should write an app for that”.

And so I did.

And then… yeah, the viral marketing demon that was sitting on my shoulder all the way through this exchange left me for an advertising exec talking loudly on his phone at the gym. So no marketing millions for me.

But, for you… a new testing challenge.

Yes, it’s really another testing challenge app. In the spirit of “Sloganizer” and “Cellular Automata” I bring you…

The “Test With” Whatifier

The “Test With Whatifier” a super catchy name.

“Oooh”, I hear you say. “Look at the fancy GUI”

And clearly at first glance it doesn’t do much.

  • If I write text in the input fields and then click the only button on screen [Clear]it just wipes out the text.


  • Is that bug?
  • Is that actually what it does?

Your Challenge

So I offer you a series of ascending challenges.

  • What does it do?
  • What can you make it do?
  • Is this thing buggy?

If you’ve been through my Technical Web Testing 101 online course you should have most of the skills you need to explore and interact with the “Test With Whatifier”, and the app itself should be a useful additional practice zone for your technical web testing and JavaScript skills.

If you haven’t taken the course yet… Treat yourself.

Or you could look at some of the videos in Hacking JavaScript Games - Cellular Automata.

If you do any work with it, then feel free to leave comments letting me know how you get on.

PS. Yes the preamble T-Shirt stuff was filled with clues