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 »

Re-Blog: Testing JavaScript on Various Platforms with Karma and Sauce Labs

November 6th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

Thanks to Ben Ripkins for this great blog post on codecentric!

See an excerpt below.

The web can be a brutal environment with various combinations of browsers and operating systems (platforms). It is quite likely that your continuous integration setup only covers a small portion of your users’ platforms. The unfortunate truth is that testing on these platforms is necessary to accommodate for compliance differences and partial support of standards and technologies like HTML, JavaScript, CSS and network protocols.

Sauce Labs is a service that can be used to test web applications by simulating user behaviour or executing JavaScript unit tests. Sauce Labs eases testing by supporting 442 different platform combinations and additionally recording the test execution. This means that you can actually see what a user might have seen and therefore trace errors easily.

For the purpose of this blog post we will cover the following setup:

  • Sources and tests written using CommonJS modules. Modules are transpiled for the web using Browserify.
  • Mocha as our test framework.
  • Local test execution in the headless PhantomJS browser.
  • Testing against the following platforms in our CI environment:
    • Chrome 35 on Windows 7,
    • Firefox 30 on an arbitrary operating system,
    • iPhone 7.1 on OS X 10.9 and
    • Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1.

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

October 24th, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sauce Labs Named as One of the San Francisco Business Times’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area

October 22nd, 2014 by Amber Kaplan

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Oct 22, 2014 – Sauce Labs Inc, the leading provider of cloud-based mobile and web application functional and unit testing infrastructure solutions, today announced it has been ranked as 21 in the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. The award is based on net revenue growth from fiscal years 2011-2013. Sauce Labs’ revenue grew by 378.4 percent during that time.

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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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