Appium Wins A Bossie Award From InfoWorld

October 13th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

Thanks to InfoWorld for naming Appium as the mobile testing framework of choice in the category of the Best Open Source Application Development Tools in this year’s Bossie Awards!  Sauce Labs is proud to sponsor the development and maintenance of this world class open source project. Cheers to our Ecosystems team and to the external committers who have helped drive its success. For more about Appium, read below.

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Announcing Support For iOS 8

October 10th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

ios8Today we added support for iOS 8 to our platform offering. The new simulators run on OSX 10.9 and will support both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes. Heralded as the biggest release to-date, iOS 8 delivers several new features including Apple’s HealthKit and iCloud integrations.

You can access the new simulators for web testing using the example code below.

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How Yahoo! Mail Transformed Its Functional Testing + Continuous Delivery Process [WEBINAR]

October 8th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

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Learn how one Engineer helped transform internet giant Yahoo! Mail’s quality engineering process through functional testing and continuous delivery – and the role Sauce Labs plays in their process.

Be sure to sign up for our next webinar on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, at 11:00am PDT. You won’t want to miss this one! 

Click here to register.

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HomeAway + Sauce Labs: Continuous Delivery Made Awesome [VIDEO]

October 7th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

A few weeks back, we sat down with Carl Shaulis at HomeAway to learn how they leverage Sauce Labs‘ cloud in their testing process.

HomeAway, Inc. is the world’s leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry. With over one million live vacation rental listings in 190 countries paired with a family of 50 websites and hundreds of applications thanks to a series of acquisitions, quality is their top priority. To get ahead of the curve, Carl’s team is trying to automate and use best practices like continuous integration as much as possible. We were also thrilled to hear that they’re using Appium, a cross-platform test automation framework powered by Sauce Labs, for their mobile testing.  Carl also says Sauce fits perfectly into their testing process.

Watch the video below to learn more about their path towards continuous delivery, and how Sauce fits into that story.

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Recap: Sauce Labs at Selenium Conf 2014 [VIDEO]

September 24th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

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.

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Announcing Sauce Integration With Siesta

September 16th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

siesta-logoSauce is thrilled to announce that we’ve integrated with Siesta by Bryntum!

Siesta is a JavaScript unit testing tool that can help you test any JavaScript code and also perform testing of the DOM and simulate user interactions. The tool can be used together with any type of JavaScript codebase – jQuery, Ext JS, NodeJS, Dojo, YUI etc. Using the API, you can choose from many types of assertions ranging from simple logical JS object comparisons to verifying that an HTML element is visible in the DOM. It comes in two versions: Lite and Standard. With Lite you can easily test your JavaScript in the browser, and with Standard you can also automate your tests (highly recommended).

Sauce is a cloud-based tool that enables you to securely test your web and mobile apps across 385+ browser/OS/platform/device combinations.

How does Siesta work with Sauce?

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Recap: How To Combine Front-End and Back-End Testing [WEBINAR]

September 15th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

sauce_labs_blazemeterThanks to those of you who attended our last webinar, How To Combine Front-End and Back-End Testing, featuring our  Chief Technology Evangelist Michael Sage and BlazeMeter‘s VP of Customer Success, Ophir Prusak. 

Everyone knows that front-end testing is crucial to make sure your web and mobile apps are meeting the needs of your users and customers. But how do you know what will happen to your front end when your web or mobile app is under heavy load?

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Sharecare Scales Mobile Automated Testing With Sauce Labs [VIDEO]

September 10th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

We took a whirlwind trip to New Haven, CT to sit down with Daniel Gempesaw, Software Testing Architect at Sharecare. Sharecare is a wellness platform founded in part by Dr. Oz and Oprah.

We learned that after Sharecare started automating their testing process while using Sauce, time spent for each deploy fell from 7 days to 1 day. With more free time, the team is able to focus on scaling their mobile testing with Appium and employing new best practices such as mobile CI.

Watch this video to learn how they scaled their mobile testing with Sauce Labs.

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Re-Blog: Add Some Sauce To Your IE Tests

September 4th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

Sauce Labs hearts ThoughtWorks! And apparently the feeling’s mutual. Check out this great blog post mentioning Sauce Labs by Tom Clement Oketch.

See an excerpt below:

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How to Combine Backend & Front End Testing [WEBINAR]

August 28th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

sauce_labs_blazemeterEveryone knows that front end testing is crucial to make sure your web and mobile apps are meeting the needs of your users and customers. But how do you know what will happen to your front end when your web or mobile app is under heavy load?

Sauce Labs and BlazeMeter are teaming up for an awesome webinar, in which we’ll be giving you step-by-step instructions on how to get real-world results from your front end while applying load to the backend.

We will:

  • Reveal the 3 critical things you need to know about performance testing
  • Run a real-world test in real time using JMeter and Selenium
  • Cover the fundamentals of how to approach performance vs. front end testing

Our experts will stay online for a live Q&A session. Plus, at the end of the webinar, we’ll be giving away an exclusive coupon from BlazeMeter & Sauce Labs for a great discount on our solutions.

Sign up today for our event on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, at  11:00 am Pacific Time.