[WEBINAR] Making the Transition from Manual to Automated Testing

August 19th, 2015 by Bill McGee

If you have been manually testing your Web application, making the transition to test automation can seem daunting. Where do you start, how do you determine what tests to automate and what tools do you use? These are questions that are at the top of the list for every first timer. Smoothing your transition to building test automation can be made easier with a little preparation and the right tools.

In this webinar we will discuss the key differences between manual and automated testing and provide tips to help you prepare for the transition. We will also show you how QA analysts that are not programmers can build test automation quickly and very easily using the eureQa Testing Platform, and run these tests across browsers and devices on the Sauce Labs’ Cloud.

This webinar will cover:

  • Preparing to automate cross browser/cross device tests – what to expect and what to look out for?
  • Planning the test automation – what, when, who and how
  • Maintaining your test automation – Keeping up with application changes
  • Getting value from your automation – Managing test results
  • Demo of eureQa Testing Platform showing how you can build test automation and run it on multiple browsers and devices on Sauce Labs

Join us for this presentation next Tuesday, August 25th at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. There will be a live Q&A following the presentation

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Want to learn more about automated testing? Download this free white paper, “How To Get The Most Out Of Your CI/CD Workflow Using Automated Testing“.

[Webinar] Measuring Your Way to Successful Automation

August 7th, 2015 by Bill McGee

In today’s modern app development workflow process, speed is king. The faster you can test, the faster your app can go to market. However, most QA folks are stuck using the same old tools and processes and never get a free minute to investigate how to make their work better, let alone shift to automated testing processes to help them deliver better software faster.

Developing a set of metrics is the first step to make in your transition to automation. A quantitative goal will help convince your boss what you need now and help you measure improvement over time.

In this Webinar, Rajeev Rai, the CEO of QASource, who has over 25 years of experience in QA and is a veteran at creating and managing high quality teams, will discuss metrics that helped him overcome challenges to drive automation success.

This webinar will cover:

  • How to develop a testing ROI to secure a budget for automation
  • How to optimize your testing to continue to show the value of automation
  • How to improve and optimize your teams’ performance metrics
  • Demo – Jenkins / Code Update / Build Mobile App / Run automated tests using Sauce Labs

Join us for this presentation next Wednesday, August 12th at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. There will be a live Q&A following the presentation

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Want to learn more about Continuous Integration (CI) and DevOps? Download this free white paper, “DevOps is Crippled Without Continuous Integration“.

Recap: Simplify CI with the Updated Jenkins Sauce OnDemand Plugin (Webinar)

August 5th, 2015 by Bill McGee

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, “Simplify CI with the Updated Jenkins Sauce OnDemand Plugin”, featuring Neil Manvar and Jack Moxon from Sauce Labs. In this presentation, Neil and Jack gave an overview of the updated Jenkins SauceOn Demand plugin and how it can help streamline builds, simplify Sauce Connect setup, and troubleshoot tests faster. The webinar included a tour of the new features and demonstrated how the plugin works in Jenkins, as well as:

  • Learning about how the new Jenkins Plugin can optimize CI workflows
  • Seeing how the updated plugin simplifies Sauce Connect setup
  • How to speed your testing by running tests across different browsers and OS combinations simultaneously

Missed the presentation, want to hear it again, or share with a colleague?

Access the recording HERE and view the slides below.  Neil’s Github repo.

Hungry for more about CI? Download our DevOps is Crippled Without Continuous Integration white paper.

 

[Webinar] Managing Continuous Delivery of Mobile Apps – for the Enterprise

July 23rd, 2015 by Bill McGee

Today, almost all organizations have mobile apps and for some, the mobile app is their only way of interacting with customers. With this increasing emphasis on mobile, the pressure to routinely update mobile apps means embracing Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) methodologies.

Enabling CI / CD in your mobile development process means understanding the different solutions, overcoming unique challenges and ensuring the right ownership of the processes. In this webinar, join Harshal Vora from InfoStretch and Abhijit Pendyal from Sauce Labs to learn the steps required to enable Continuous Delivery of Mobile Application Platforms.

This webinar will cover:

  • Value of CI/CD in Mobile Development
  • CI/CD Architecture for Mobile Application Platforms
  • CI/CD Case Study – Requirements, Challenges and End Results
  • Demo – Jenkins / Code Update / Build Mobile App / Run automated tests using Sauce Labs

Join us for this presentation next Wednesday, July 29 at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. There will be a Q&A with Harshal and Abhijit afterwards.

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Want to learn more about making Continuous Integration (CI) a part of your mobile development process? Download this free white paper, “Why Continuous Integration Should be Part of Your Mobile Development Process“.

Recap: What DevOps Is – and Why You Should Care [Webinar]

July 16th, 2015 by Bill McGee

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, “What DevOps Is – and Why You Should Care“, featuring DevOps Analyst Chris Riley. In his presentation, Chris discussed the meaning and history of DevOps and gave his perspective on the movement, and his ideas about its future. He also shared the knowledge that he has gathered from tools vendors and practitioners, as well as:

  • The difference between the practice of DevOps and the movement
  • What the future of DevOps holds
  • The intersection of DevOps and QA

Missed the presentation, want to hear it again, or share with a colleague?

Access the recording HERE and view the slides below.

Want to read more about DevOps and Continuous Integration? Download this free GigaOm white paper by Chris Riley.

Recap: Test Automation Newbie? Robot Framework Will Save the Day! [Webinar]

June 26th, 2015 by Bill McGee

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our recent webinar, “Test Automation Newbie? Robot Framework Will Save the Day“, featuring Bryan Lamb (Founder, RobotFrameworkTutorial.com) and Chris Broesamle (Solutions Engineer, Sauce Labs), The webinar demonstrated how you can use Robot Framework, an open source, generic framework to create continuous automated regression tests for web, batch, API, or database testing. Topics covered included:

  • Where to find Robot Framework
  • How to install it
  • How to create automated test cases using plain English keywords
  • How to integrate automated tests into a Jenkins build
  • How to run test cases locally or on the Sauce Labs platform

Missed the presentation, want to hear it again, or share with a colleague?

Access the recording HERE and view the slides below.

Want to read more about using automated testing to get more out of your CI/CD workflow? Download this free white paper.

[Webinar] Test Automation Newbie? Robot Framework Will Save the Day!

June 19th, 2015 by Bill McGee

You’re a tester on an Agile development team. You’re drowning in regression tests and limiting your team’s velocity. You know you need to automate those tests, ideally on multiple browsers. You know you can’t do it without a test automation framework.

If you’re responsible for creating diverse, scalable automated tests but don’t have the time, budget, or a skilled-enough team to create yet another custom test automation framework, then you need to know about Robot Framework!

In this webinar, Bryan Lamb (Founder, RobotFrameworkTutorial.com) and Chris Broesamle (Solutions Engineer, Sauce Labs) will reveal how you can use this powerful, free, open source, generic framework to create continuous automated regression tests for web, batch, API, or database testing. With the simplicity of Robot Framework, in conjunction with Sauce Labs, you can improve your test coverage and time to delivery of your applications.

You’ll get a clear introduction to Robot Framework including:

  • Where to find it
  • How to install it
  • How to create automated test cases using plain English keywords
  • How to integrate your automated tests into a Jenkins build
  • How to run your test cases locally or on the Sauce Labs platform

Join us for this presentation next Tuesday, June 23 at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. There will be a Q&A with Byran and Chris afterwards.

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Want to read more about using automated testing to get more out of your CI/CD workflow? Download this free white paper.

Recap: Beyond the Release – CI That Transforms Organizations [Webinar]

May 29th, 2015 by Bill McGee

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our last webinar, “Beyond the Release: CI That Transforms Organizations“, featuring Chris Riley (DevOps Analyst), Andy Pemberton (CloudBees), and Abhijit Pendyal (Sauce Labs). The webinar demonstrated how Jenkins and Sauce Labs can work together to build a comprehensive CI tool set to help dev teams release desktop apps faster, at a higher quality and with more visibility. Topics covered included:

  • How CI goes beyond releases and into pipeline optimization
  • The challenges in adopting CI and the importance of getting it right
  • Thought leaders’ insights into future possibilities for CI

Missed the presentation, want to hear it again, or share with a colleague?

Watch the recording HERE and view the slides below.

Want to read more about Continuous Delivery? Download the 2015 Guide to Continuous Delivery Research Spotlight.

Beyond the Release: Continuous Integration The Transforms Organizations [Webinar]

May 20th, 2015 by Bill McGee

Continuous Integration is not simply about automated releases, it is also about knowing about how your software delivery pipeline works – its weak points and how it is performing over time, critical data points to make sure your CI system is healthy and sustainable.

In our next webinar, Chris Riley (DevOps Analyst), Andy Pemberton (CloudBees) and Abhijit Pendyal (Sauce Labs) will show you how Jenkins and Sauce Labs can work together to build a comprehensive CI tool set to help you release your desktop apps faster, at a higher quality and with more visibility.

This webinar will cover:

  • How CI goes beyond releases and into pipeline optimization
  • The challenges in adopting CI and the importance of getting it right
  • Thought leaders’ insights into future possibilities for CI

Join us for this presentation next Wednesday, May 27 at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. There will be a Q&A with both Chris, Andy and Abhijit at the end of the presentation.

Click HERE to register today.

Want to read more about Continuous Delivery? Download the 2015 Guide to Continuous Delivery Research Spotlight.

Recap: Getting Started with Mobile Test Automation & Appium [Webinar]

May 18th, 2015 by Bill McGee

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our last webinar, Getting Started with Mobile Test Automation &  Appium, featuring Siva Anna from InfoStretch and Abhijit Pendyal from Sauce Labs. The webinar covered best practices in implementing Appium to quickly automate mobile application testing. Topics covered included:

  • Mobile Automation Tools and Landscape
  • Setting  Up an Appium Environment & Object Inspectors
  • Writing a Basic Automation Script for Android and iOS platforms
  • Running an Analysis Execution in Appium and Sauce Labs

Missed the presentation, want to hear it again, or share with a colleague?

Listen to the recording HERE and view the slides below.

Interested in learning more about Appium and how to get started? Download our free Getting Started with Appium guide.