Published in Development
Having run the last two manual User Acceptance Test processes for Mautic 3, it was clear that relying on users to manually test every aspect of Mautic was both error prone and time consuming.
While we did surface some critical bugs, it took almost a full weekend to write up all the tests that needed to be done, and then another weekend (at least!) to run through the testing for Mautic 3 alpha.
We need to find a better solution to ensure that we're doing robust testing when we are shipping new releases of Mautic. I'd heard Codeception and acceptance tests mumbled about and seen it in our documentation that we had acceptance tests, so I started digging!
Published in Blog
Small businesses are often heavily reliant on their marketing - particularly in the early stages - for generating interest, reaching out to potential leads, and keeping your message in front of their eyes.
As many small businesses do not have their own marketing team, or necessarily the time to follow through with every potential lead, having some of the key tasks automated can make a huge difference not only to the time spent, but also on conversion rate and ultimately, sales.
Until recently, Marketing Automation (the process of setting up systems which automate many of the processes within your marketing workflow and nurture leads with 'drip flow' marketing techniques) has been the domain of those with deep pockets - mainly owing to the high prices charged by the key suppliers in the market. In November 2014, Mautic changed that. The tables are turning, and now Marketing Automation is within reach of all businesses, large or small. The missing tool from your toolbox has arrived, and now you need to learn how it could help you grow your business!
Published in General
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