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Sauce Labs Hits Billionth Test, Capping Off a Year of High Growth
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in News & Product UpdatesSoftware Development & Testing

Well, we did it: we have officially run one billion tests! We're pretty proud of getting to that milestone earlier this week, and proud of what our customers have been able to accomplish with automated testing. In particular, we want to give a shout-out to Walmart eCommerce, who ran the billionth test on the Sauce Labs platform.  Not to toot our own horn too much, but we've accomplished [...]

Growth of Automated Testing Climbs 23 Percent
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in AutomationQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Are you more or less reliant on automated testing compared to last year? If you’re like most organizations, you’re adopting automation steadily--but still have room to improve and get more efficient. Last month, we announced results of an independent global study of developers and testing professionals. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the survey revealed some interesting trends in [...]

Sauce Labs: A Billion Tests Strong
Posted by The Sauce Labs Team in News & Product UpdatesSoftware Development & Testing

Over the next few days the billionth test will run on the Sauce Labs platform! This is an exciting milestone for us as a company.  Looking back, it took about seven years to reach the first 500 million tests. Now, in just over a year, the number has doubled to one billion. This acceleration reflects the rapid uptake of automated testing and the expanding [...]

New Relic Synthetics Monitoring Using Selenium

What is New Relic Synthetics Monitoring? It allows us to simulate user behavior on development, staging, and production websites using Selenium, and monitor web application performance. New Relic Synthetics Monitoring collects various data points from load times, load size, failures, https status codes, downtimes, and more when running Selenium on your web application. The data gives more insight [...]

Mock Frameworks vs. Microsoft Fakes
Posted by Michael Churchman in Guest Blog PostsQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

Should you mock it or fake it? That’s a question you probably find yourself asking when designing a software testing strategy. It isn't always easy to decide which mock framework is best for testing your code. For developers using Microsoft Visual Studio, the most basic choice is whether to use VS' built-in Microsoft Fakes framework, or a third-party/open source framework such as Moq or [...]

Polymer Web Component Unit Testing

"What is Google’s Polymer Project?" This is typically what I hear when I begin talking about this brand-new web component technology my company is using to implement a responsive web application. The Polymer Project is a library for creating web components, which align with W3C standards and provide a set of features for creating custom HTML elements. It is designed to make it easier and [...]

Using Test-Kitchen for Local Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in ChefGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Test Kitchen is used mainly for integration testing for your Chef Cookbooks, but it can also be used to isolate application bugs in a local environment. It is the best method to test and debug your application or infrastructure code locally using virtual technologies. Test Kitchen can converge Chef cookbooks across various combinations of platforms (operating systems). The most important aspect [...]

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