Posts Tagged ‘selenium’
We’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…)
We’re excited to be releasing support for testing on Chrome and Firefox beta and dev versions for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. The beta and dev versions are available for both automated and manual testing. And to give you access to new platforms as quickly as possible, we’ll continue to add support for bleeding edge versions the day they’re released. (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.
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.
“Recently at Sauce Labs we decided to retool our documentation system. This decision came after accumulating docs in a number of template systems and repos which were difficult to standardize and maintain. The result of this effort was a new markdown-based docs site available at docs.saucelabs.com.”
For all the details, be sure to check out Chris’ post – just click the image below to view.
Want to contribute to Sauce Labs’ documentation? In the spirit of open source, we’ve housed them in GitHub. Submit away.
On Saturday, August 2nd, we will update our Selenium and Chrome default versions to meet current, stable implementations. This update affects users that run automated Selenium tests on Sauce.
Default versions of Selenium and Chrome are used only for tests that don’t have a specified browser version. Users who choose to assign Selenium and Chrome versions to their tests will remain unaffected.
Below you’ll find more details about the updates.
Currently the default Selenium version is 2.30.0. Following the update on August 2, the new default Selenium version will be 2.42.2. We advise you to test the new version (2.42.2) in advance using the following desired capability:
If you run into any issues with the new default, note you can continue using the previous version (2.30.0) after Saturday by making the test request the selenium-version desired capability referred to below:
Currently the default Chrome versions are Chrome 27 and Chromedriver 1. Following the update on August 2, the new default Chrome versions will be Chrome 35 and Chromedriver 2.10. We advise you to test the new versions (Chrome 35, Chromedriver 2) in advance using the following desired capabilities:
"browserName": "chrome" "version": "35"
By requesting Chrome 35, Chromedriver 2.10 will be used automatically.
If you run into any issues with the new default, you can continue using the previous versions (Chrome 27, Chromedriver 1) after Saturday by making the test request the “version” desired capabilities referred to below:
"browserName": "chrome" "version": "27"
If you see any issues after moving your tests to these new versions, we suggest checking for known issues on https://code.google.com/p/selenium/issues/list or contacting the Chromedriver and Selenium user groups.
We sat down with Senior QA Manager Sage Rimal to hear how they use Sauce Labs at Campus Explorer. Sage shared how they’ve automated their tests on Sauce, and have since reduced their testing time from 72 hours to 72 minutes.
Watch the video below to get the latest!
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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.