Massive changes in the development world are good and extreme for devs, but quality assurance (QA) teams are impacted as much, if not more. They may be taking on more tasks, looking at new tools, and thinking about new ways to execute their growing test suites. And looking forward, QA in the future looks much different than it does today. It is moving so fast that the changes – both good and bad – will be even more obvious by next year. Here is what QA looks like in 2016. (more…)
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One of the more fun meme’s on the internet is the ‘correlation does not mean causation‘. One of my favourite examples of this is stop global warming: become a pirate. Application development, and society at large, are full of these [fun] problems.
So what have we incorrectly correlated in the browser automation niche? The number of browser-based scripts and a decrease in test cycle time.
First off, the decision to be ‘done’ testing is actually quite arbitrary. And though the inputs into that decision are often quite uniform, occasionally someone or something will throw a monkey wrench into the mix and people make a guess/take a risk. Therefore, there is no correlation between the number of scripts and test cycle time. (more…)
Saucesome news in the automated testing world! Our friends at Applitools recognized several Sauce employees and friends in their Top 16 Influencers and Thought Leaders in Test Automation list, including our Co-Founder Jason Huggins, Director of Ecosystems and Integrations Jonathan Lipps, and Selenium expert Dave Haeffner.
Applitools stated, (more…)
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.
Last year Sauce Labs cofounder Jason Huggins was part of the tech surge team of advisors who worked to fix the site and home of “Obamacare” through the power of test automation. He’s decided to take another leave of absence from Sauce to help the Ad Hoc and the Marketplace 2.0 teams to further this great cause.
Here’s what Jason had to say about the state of the government and automation:
Long term, government needs to get better at software development, including test automation. For now, the best way to fight that fight is by example. If the Marketplace 2.0 team can help the government avoid last year’s drama when open enrollment begins again in October, then we’ll have a good story to share with other departments and agencies. But if we get a repeat of last year, then it’ll be a lot harder to convince government officials to change their ways.
-Jason Huggins, June 23, 2014
While we’ll miss him around the office, we’re confident this is a worthy cause.