Getting Started

At the end of this section, you’ll have a Paircast project you can invite developers to.

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on testing your developer experience with Paircast. Go back to part 1, or skip to part 3.

Sign up for Paircast

When you’re ready to create your own test, sign up for Paircast.

To create custom tests, you’ll need a Pro plan. Don’t worry, you can test everything with no risk during our 14-day trial. You can cancel any time for any reason. Learn how to upgrade your account.

Create a Paircast project

Click Projects then Create Project.

Here, you’ll enter your project details and custom prompts.

  • The Project Name is what’s shown to developers before they get started.
  • The Welcome Message is shown when the developer enters their invite key.
  • The Instructional Message is shown when the developer starts recording.
  • The Final Message is shown when the developer ends recording.

For our demo, let’s ask developers to use Tesseract.js to recognize text in an image:

1. Download [this image](https://i.imgur.com/EAREK9a.png).
2. Follow the [tesseract.js documentation](https://tesseract.projectnaptha.com/) to setup a Tesseract.js project
3. Configure tesseract.js to identify the text in the image from _step 1_.

You'll know you're done when your app can recognize the text in the given image from _step 1_.

Try to keep the test simple and open-ended. Often all that’s needed is some example in put data and exit criteria.

Having trouble choosing an instructional message? If you already have a recommended getting started guide,” you can simply say “Follow our getting started guide.” Otherwise, check out some of the Haxor example test scripts for inspiration. Learn more about custom prompts.

Edit the messages to include your own product. When you’re ready, click Create Project.

Invite developers to your project

Ready to get feedback from your developer community?

Continue to Part 3: Invite Developers