With a number of reported problems on iOS 9.01 and 9.02, Apple is in beta with a 9.1 version that is supposed to fix issues and become the stable release. We have iOS 9.1 beta ready now, so you can start testing and be ready for the general release predicted for late October or November. Check out all our browser / OS combinations at our platform configurator.
At Sauce we are constantly improving our service by making it easier to integrate with CI systems, upgrading our UI and, lately, improving reliability and speed. We’ve just finished part one of a project to speed up the generation of VMs so you can test even faster. Our Windows VMs are now faster than ever, so check ’em out.
In our continuing effort to make Sauce Labs the best place to test, we’ve just added some additional OSes and Browsers. In addition to Windows 10 and the Edge Browser we announced last week, today we are extending the platforms we support to include released and upcoming iOS and OS X operating systems:
OSX 10.11 El Capitan (beta)
iOS 8.3 and 8.4
iOS 9 (beta)
To use any of these platforms visit our platforms configurator.
When we ask our users what it is they love about Sauce one of the most common responses is the wide variety of platforms we provide our users. In an ecosystem of increasing complexity, we know our customers have a lot of devices and platforms they need to test against. Our humble aspiration is to make your life a just little bit easier by having the platforms you need when you need them.
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As Sauce continues to grow its functionality, we try to be thoughtful in how we make changes to our UI to accommodate new features. Today, we are proud to announce an entirely new graphical UI that enhances Continuous Integration testing workflows, available immediately. Our new UI provides better insights into software builds and test processes. It’s all of our work here at Sauce to help users speed up their application testing to bring their new software applications to market faster.
Here’s a look at what’s new:
Our dashboard now offers a summary view on the status your builds and tests across your organization. It automatically groups tests into builds so you and your team can concentrate on the status of desired builds rather than on individual tests, helping you to quickly identify blocking issues.
Updated Tests and Tunnels Pages
Now you can click on a build to receive complete details on all tests within it, as well as highlight the ones that have failed. You can also view the status of each individual test, Sauce Connect™ tunnels.
Team Management and User Details
We know it can be difficult to track usage of third party tools across your organization and ensure they’re being effectively used. That’s why Sauce now offers some new enterprise management features that make it easier to manage permissions and access to testing specific resources. Now you can benefit from enhanced reporting, giving your organization insight into individual usage via 60-day graphs.
New Archives Page
This feature for the first time offers a searchable archives page to show all of your account activity over the past 90 days. Your team can easily view the history of their work to help them spot trends in application tests using custom queries or existing filters.
Single Sign On (SSO)
And finally, we know that provisioning new accounts for individuals can be a time consuming process. Sauce now supports SSO, enabling IT managers to “just-in-time” provision new user accounts with centralized account management and access control.
We are excited about today’s new updates and hope you are too. To learn more about what’s new, you can view a Webinar explaining the new UI.
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Sauce Connect creates a secure tunnel between your firewalled app and the Sauce cloud enabling you to run your tests on Sauce while keeping your data secured. Back on February 26th, 2014 we announced Sauce Connect 4. We rewrote the entire app from the ground up to make it simpler and better performing, especially under high loads. That means your tests run faster than ever, even if you’re running large numbers of tests.
Now that Sauce Connect 4 has been available for over a year providing our users with a secure, fast and stable connection over which to run their tests, we are making preparations to end support for Sauce Connect 3.
We plan to end support for Sauce Connect 3 on August 19, 2015. If you are using Sauce Connect 3, please upgrade to the latest version of Sauce Connect here.
Want to get started using Sauce Connect or learn more? Check out our Sauce Connect docs page.
Here at Sauce, we’re dedicated to helping teams bring quality applications to market faster and more cost-effectively. Our customers use Sauce in a variety of ways based on their development and deployment processes and setups, but there are a few practices that are common to a significant number of our users who run automated tests. We’ll talk about what 7 of these best practices are and their benefits. (more…)
We’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. (more…)
We’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. (more…)
Announcing Sauce Labs support for Android 4.4 (KitKat)! Now you can test mobile web apps with Selenium Webdriver and native and hybrid apps with Appium using our Android emulators. Nom!
Before you start testing, there are a couple of caveats you should know about:
A. When an Android 4.4. emulator is in landscape mode, its apps are unable to recognize the orientation . Further, while the Android 4.4 emulator looks like it’s in landscape mode, apps will not rotate to reflect this. At this time, there is no known workaround.
B. Certain Appium test runs on Android 4.4 emulators will error out when the Selenium `clear` command is sent . This will only affect test runs that end up using the Selendroid testing framework under the hood . The accepted workaround until a fix can be landed is, instead of using the `clear` command, use the `sendKeys` command, and send multiple DELETE (backspace) keys to clear out any text fields.
Can’t wait to get testing? Visit https://saucelabs.com/platforms to get started now.
Sauce + KitKat FTW.
Announcing Cloud9 Preview: Instantly Preview Your Cloud9 Project In Any Browser (Powered by Sauce Labs)July 24th, 2014 by Jonathan Lipps
Today our friends at Cloud9 have released a brand new version of their powerful Cloud9 Development Environment, the web-based IDE that gives you unlimited flexibility to develop and test your applications directly from your browser.
As part of this release, we’re excited to announce an integration that we’ve been working on together for a while—the ability to instantly check out the site or app you’re developing in any desktop or mobile browser that Sauce Labs supports, directly in the Cloud9 interface.
Cloud9 has always given you the ability to easily preview the site you’re working on using your current browser. For example, in the screenshot below, you can see the preview window conveniently located where you can work on your code and see the changes reflected immediately:
Our integration simply adds another option to the drop-down menu to the right of the URL bar in the preview pane. If you click “Browser”, you’ll see additional options (it even remembers the last four browsers you used for quick access):
You can select any of our desktop or mobile browsers right from this interface. And if you’re already logged in to Sauce Labs, you’ll see the browser loading immediately. Now you can see whether your “responsive” website actually works as expected on, say, an iPhone Simulator, without ever leaving your IDE:
We think this integration opens up a ton of possibilities for your development workflow, and are proud to be a part of the web-based IDE revolution with Cloud9. Check it out and let us know what you think!