Posts Tagged ‘Sauce Labs’

Mobile Testing Talk: What’s New With Appium [RECAP]

December 19th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan


Thanks for joining us last week for our latest webinar, Mobile Testing Talk: What’s New With Appium, which featured Jonathan Lipps, the Chief Architect for the Appium Project.

To recap, Jonathan gave listeners a tour of Appium version 1.3.x, including the stability improvements and features the team has added since the Appium 1.0 release back in May of 2014. He also touched on the following:

  •  Appium 1.3.x release features and improvements
  •  New platforms
  •  Better hybrid support
  •  Examples of maturing Appium clients & more

We had great feedback on the content and an influx of interesting questions that got addressed in the Q&A at the end.

Missed the webinar, need to hear it again, or want share it with your team? Check out the slides below (more…)

Mobile Testing Talk: What’s New With Appium [WEBINAR]

December 10th, 2014 by Amber Kaplan


Developed by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source contributors, Appium is a cross-platform automation framework for testing mobile web, native, and hybrid applications. (more…)

Sauce Connect Gets a Speed Boost & WebSocket Support

November 19th, 2014 by Justin Raczak

Sauce Connect was designed with security as priority one. But given this technology’s critical position in your testing process we know that performance and utility are important, too. For that reason we have made two major improvements to Sauce Connect tunnels. (more…)

Coming Soon – A Reimagined Sauce Labs UI

November 19th, 2014 by Justin Raczak

We are passionate about building products and services that help our users maximize the value they get out of their continuous integration and continuous delivery workflows. And while our core products serve this mission well, especially if you have integrated your CI server and are passing us test statuses, we realized we can do even more. We are excited to announce that we have begun work to completely overhaul the Sauce Labs UI and create a new experience specially designed for CI/CD workflows. The new UI will begin rolling out in phases next month. (more…)

Announcing Sauce Labs’ New Platform Configurator

November 17th, 2014 by lauren nguyen

selenium platformsWe’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…)

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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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. (more…)

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.


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. (more…)

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.