Sauce Connect Gets a Speed Boost & WebSocket Support

November 19th, 2014 by Justin Raczak

Sauce Connect was designed with security as priority one. But given this technology’s critical position in your testing process we know that performance and utility are important, too. For that reason we have made two major improvements to Sauce Connect tunnels. Read the rest of this entry »

Coming Soon – A Reimagined Sauce Labs UI

November 19th, 2014 by Justin Raczak

We are passionate about building products and services that help our users maximize the value they get out of their continuous integration and continuous delivery workflows. And while our core products serve this mission well, especially if you have integrated your CI server and are passing us test statuses, we realized we can do even more. We are excited to announce that we have begun work to completely overhaul the Sauce Labs UI and create a new experience specially designed for CI/CD workflows. The new UI will begin rolling out in phases next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Single Sign-On Support for Enterprise Now In Beta

November 18th, 2014 by Justin Raczak

At Sauce Labs, we are hard at work identifying new ways to make adoption and usage of our products as simple and frictionless as possible. For larger organizations onboarding hundreds of users, managing access and security can quickly become challenging. To simplify the onboarding process and provide greater account security, we have rolled out integrations for four popular Single Sign-On (SSO) providers, including Ping Identity, OneLogin, Okta, and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS). At a high level, an SSO Identity Provider (IdP) provides a single gateway through which users can access an array of applications without logging into each application separately. A user logs into the IdP with one set of credentials and gains access to all connected applications through that same login. Read the rest of this entry »

Announcing Android 5 Support on Sauce Labs

November 18th, 2014 by lauren nguyen

Google-officially-released-Android-5.0-Lollipop-source-code-into-the-AOSP-DetailsWe’ve just released support for emulator testing on Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Android 5 includes some big changes to the look and feel with the move to Material. Read the rest of this entry »

Announcing Sauce Labs’ New Platform Configurator

November 17th, 2014 by lauren nguyen

selenium platformsWe’ve just released our new platform configurator that easily generates the code you need to configure your automated tests to run on Sauce. You can select the automation API, device type, operating system, and browser version you want to test with, and it will automatically generate a snippet of code for those desired capabilities. You can toggle between code generated for different languages. Read the rest of this entry »

Sauce Labs Adds Support for Chrome and Firefox Beta and Dev Versions

November 14th, 2014 by lauren nguyen

browser dev versionsWe’re excited to be releasing support for testing on Chrome and Firefox beta and dev versions for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. The beta and dev versions are available for both automated and manual testing. And to give you access to new platforms as quickly as possible, we’ll continue to add support for bleeding edge versions the day they’re released. Read the rest of this entry »

Test Automation Link Round-Up

November 13th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan
The Internet was kind to us last week. Here’s a quick round-up of some pieces on automated testing, Appium and other mobile test tools, and Sauce Labs. See below for snippets and links to the full articles.

 

Mobile testing tools are experiencing a growth spurt. New products and services emerge nearly every day, and the time and energy needed to evaluate them may make all the free trials in the world seem not so free. This article looks at several mobile testing tools, listing their benefits, features and tradeoffs to help testers and IT managers make smarter investment decisions. 
Click HERE to read more.

 

This guide provides a compendium of Selenium WebDriver resources to help beginners or advanced users learn about the Browser Test Automation framework. The guide also includes various other platforms and tools that allow you to build out a Test Automation Framework.
Click HERE to read more.

 

Use of automated testing software is gaining popularity for many reasons. Automated software testing enables an organization to leverage technology to perform mundane repetitive tasks efficiently, saving both time and cost. Another side effect of automating your test is that It gives you more time to create tests, increasing overall test coverage. However, these benefits come at a cost. Data shows that about 80% of Automation initiatives fail for various reasons. To ensure that the test automation is successful and offers maximum ROI, one should follow certain best practices. 
Click HERE to read more.
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How Yahoo! Mail Transformed Its Functional Testing + Continuous Delivery Process [Q&A]

November 12th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

Yahoo Mail 2 (1)Thanks to those of you who joined us for our last webinar, How Yahoo! Mail Transformed Its Functional Testing + Continuous Delivery Process with Front End Developer Neil Manvar.

You can check out Neil’s slides and the audio from the webinar HERE.

Neil’s been kind enough to participate in a follow-up Q&A. See his answers below. Read the rest of this entry »

Security Update from Sauce Labs

November 10th, 2014 by Steven Hazel

At Sauce Labs, we take security seriously. We recognize we have a responsibility to protect customer data, and we’ve designed our systems with that responsibility in mind. In this post, we’d like to take the time to explain some of our practices. Read the rest of this entry »

Announcing Support for Mac OS X Yosemite

November 7th, 2014 by lauren nguyen

selenium testingWe’ve just released support for Mac OS X Yosemite on the Sauce cloud. Browsers supported include the latest two versions of Firefox and Chrome, Safari 8.0, and iOS 7.0, 7.1, and 8.0. Yosemite sees Apple bringing OS X closer to iOS, with features like Handoff to switch between devices and the ability to initiate Instant Hotspots from your iPhone. As always, we’ll continue to add platform support so you can ensure your app works for all your users. Read the rest of this entry »