Recap: Selenium 2015 Conference

October 4th, 2015 by Greg Sypolt

Portland, Oregon is surrounded by green forests. It’s a bike-friendly city, with an abundance of craft beer, and despite the rain it’s where everyone wants to be. The Selenium Conference Committee wisely picked beautiful Portland for this year’s conference.

Image Source: Test the Web Forward

Image source: Test the Web Forward

Going to conferences always energizes me. It rejuvenates my focus and determination. Why? I discover new concepts from some of the best in the industry, while networking with conference attendees.

One of the best ways to build automation knowledge is to attend the Selenium conference. The attendees this year were extremely technical, and everyone was willing to have conversations about their Selenium journeys.

Pre-Conference Workshops

The pre-workshop Selenium lineup this year was rock solid. The all-day session ranged from beginner to seasoned, and some of the topics covered included: (more…)

Jason Huggins: Fixing, One Test at a Time [MEETUP]

March 24th, 2015 by Bill McGee

jason-hugginsYou may recall that our co-founder Jason Huggins took a leave of absence to help fix He’ll be back on April 21 to talk about his experiences there at the next Selenium Meetup in San Francisco. RSVP before it fills up! Info below.

Date + Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Location: If (we): 848 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA (more…)

Don’t Miss This Appium Workshop At Mobile+Web DevCon On February 3 [Click For Discount Code]

January 19th, 2015 by Bill McGee
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Attending Mobile+Web DevCon in San Francisco February 3-5? Join Isaac Murchie of Sauce Labs for a 3-hour Appium workshop before the main event on February 3 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time.

In this Lab, you will get a hands-on demo showcasing how to use Appium, a free open-source tool for automating mobile testing, that will highlight the following:
  • An overview of the tools available for writing tests in JavaScript, although you should note that with Appium you can test native, hybrid, and mobile web apps in any coding language and with any test framework.
  • Understand how to write tests in JavaScript in order to test web applications in mobile environments.
  • Learn how to execute your tests against the cloud of devices at Sauce Labs.
  • Discover the value of automated testing, including increased reliability of your applications as well as how to tune performance on different platforms.


Recap: Sauce Labs at Selenium Conf 2014 [VIDEO]

September 24th, 2014 by Bill McGee

We’re still glowing from this year’s Selenium Conf in Bangalore. Santi Ordonez, Ashley Wilson, and Isaac Murchie attended the event and represented Sauce Labs.

The Selenium Conference is a volunteer-run, non-profit event presented by members of the Selenium Community. The goal of the conference is to bring together Selenium developers & enthusiasts from around the world to share ideas, socialize, and work together on advancing the present and future success of the project.


Sign Up for the First-Ever Appium Roadshow on August 20th in New York City

July 30th, 2014 by Bill McGee

appium_logoWe don’t know if you heard, but mobile is kind of a big deal.

Naturally, Appium – the only open source, cross-platform test automation tool for native, hybrid, and mobile web apps – emerged out of the need to Test All The (Mobile) Things.  Last May, battle-tested Appium 1.0 was released, and now this Appium show is hitting the road!

Details and ticket links below. Hope to see you in New York!


Sign Up for the First-Ever Appium Roadshow on August 20th

Appium Roadshow – NYC is a two part, day-long event held on Wednesday, August 20 at Projective Space – LES in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Part 1 – Appium in the Wild

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Free

The morning session will showcase presentations from Gilt Groupe, Sharecare, Softcyrlic, and Sauce Labs. Topics will cover real-world examples, lessons learned, and best practices in mobile app test automation using Appium. Featured speakers include:

  • Matthew Edwards – Mobile Automation Lead, Aquent
  • Daniel Gempesaw – Software Testing Architect, Sharecare
  • Matt Isaacs – Engineer, Gilt Groupe
  • Jonathan Lipps – Director of Ecosystem and Integrations, Sauce Labs
  • Sundar Sritharan – Delivery Manager, Softcrylic

This event is free. Breakfast and lunch included. Reserve your seat now – register here.

Part 2 – Appium Workshop

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM – $100

Matthew Edwards, a leading contributor to the Appium project, will provide a hands-on workshop to help you kick start your Appium tests.  He’ll talk you through how to set up the environment needed for native iOS and Android automation with Ruby.  You’ll then download and configure the to enable test writing. Then, Matthew will demonstrate how to kick up an Appium server and then run a test.

This event is limited to just 40 participants. Reserve your seat now – register here.


You’re Invited: Appium 1.0 Launch Party! RSVP Today

April 15th, 2014 by Bill McGee

Sauce Labs is thrilled to announce we’re sponsoring and hosting the Appium 1.0 launch party at our new San Francisco office on Friday, May 2, from 7-10 PM!

Sauce Labs’ own Jonathan Lipps, chief architect of Appium, will be releasing Appium 1.0 at the party. We’ll celebrate with food, refreshments and merriment – and if you’re an Appium or mobile enthusiast, we want you there, too! Appium 1.0 could not have happened without massive support and work from the Appium community, and we want to toast the launch with all of you.

Mark your calendars for May 2. Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP here for a ticket. See you there!


About Appium
Appium is an open source, cross-platform test automation tool for native, hybrid and mobile web apps. Appium is built on the idea that testing native apps shouldn’t require including an SDK or recompiling a mobile app. Appium enables you to automate any mobile app from any language and it lets you use your preferred test practices, frameworks, and tools. For more information, see

Don’t Miss the Gain and Engage Users Workshop on April 25

April 14th, 2014 by Bill McGee

San Francisco App Strategy Workshop  Optimization   DevsBuild.ItIf you missed out on tickets to the Front End Ops Conference, never fear: we have another fantastic event for you!

Sauce Labs’ Mark De Visser will be speaking about testing and performance at 11:30 AM on Friday, April 25 in San Francisco at the Gain and Exchange Users Workshop by the Application Developers Alliance.  He’ll be speaking along side folks from New Relic, AT&T, Open Table, and more.

For more about the event, see below:

Join developers, analytics experts, and leading app publishers and platforms to learn about tools and strategies to understand your users, boost retention, and drive downloads. Take a deep-dive into app store optimization and explore ways to get your app discovered.

The Gain & Engage Users Workshop is part of a nationwide App Strategy Workshop series complete with 15 events. Click here for event information and to view related videos.

Check out the rest of the schedule and register here. Don’t miss this great workshop – it’s the furthest $10 will ever get you in San Francisco!

Slide into Selenium! “How To Use Selenium, Successfully” by Dave Haeffner

April 1st, 2014 by Bill McGee

Thanks to all of you who attended our last webinar, Selenium Bootcamp, with expert Dave Haeffner! Click here to listen to the recording, and check out the slide deck below from his presentation if you haven’t already done so.

Want to share your thoughts or expertise with our community? We want to hear it! Submit your blog post or webinar topic here.

Introducing Front End Ops Conf in San Francisco – Register Today

March 25th, 2014 by Bill McGee

FEOC-logo-vert-180pxLearn about the intersection between operations and front-end development, application performance, test automation, monitoring, visual regression testing, and more at the San Francisco-based Front End Operations Conference!

This new two-day conference features an outstanding array of speakers who are passionate about web app, development, front end engineering, performance and QA. In addition to thought-provoking presentations, there will be first-rate food, drinks and after-conference events on both days. What’s more, all net proceeds will go to Girls Who Code and

Tickets are going fast, but we’re making a special offer to Sauce fans – use the discount code sauce14 to save $50 on your registration. Register today!

Speakers include:


Online Workshop – Testing Behind a Firewall

March 6th, 2014 by Bill McGee

Learn all about best practices and strategies for testing apps behind a firewall and how to use Sauce Connect during our next online workshop! Join speaker Mike Redman, Director of Sales Engineering at Sauce, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time for the latest.

Whether you’re at the enterprise or startup level, security is a hot topic. That’s why we created Sauce Connect. Sauce Connect creates a secure tunnel between your firewalled app and the Sauce cloud so you can run your tests knowing that your data is encrypted through industry standard TLS.

Keeping our security standards in mind, we completely rewrote the app. With the launch of our latest version, Sauce Connect 4, your tests will now run faster than ever, even with heavy loads. It’s better performing, more reliable, and gives broader support for a wider range of web standards, including Websockets.

Mike will walk you through testing behind a firewall and how to use Sauce Connect 4.  A live Q&A session will follow.  Register today!