Use 10,000 Browsers or How to Crowdsource, Archive and Share User Agent Data in the Open with Browserscope

Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 252
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(4.86, 7 ratings)

Most web developers reduce browser bugs down to small test cases, but the act of collecting the results of these tests turns out to be a pain, and finally the results end up in docs, email, or lost in a spreadsheet. Browserscope aims to solve this problem.

This session will provide context for the existing test categories on, provide a look at the data in the public test sets(Modernizr, HasJs, JSPerf) and then walk participants through how to write a test and store their own test results on Browserscope.

We’ll then look at fun ways of slicing and dicing the data using tools like Yahoo Pipes, IBM’s ManyEyes and Google’s Visualization library.

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Lindsey Simon


Lindsey Simon is a Front-End Developer at Google. Simon hails from Austin where he worked at startups, taught computing at the Griffin School, and was the webmaster for years at the Austin Chronicle.

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Simon Fermor
07/29/2011 9:59am PDT

What a great tool! I really enjoyed the presentation.

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Lindsey Simon
07/22/2011 4:15am PDT

New visualizations are online:

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Lindsey Simon
07/19/2011 8:26am PDT

And on the “evolution” vis:;v=top-d

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Lindsey Simon
07/19/2011 8:20am PDT

Check out the Modernizr 2.0.4 test results, plotted on a timeline: