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Recap: Selenium 2015 Conference

Portland, Oregon is surrounded by green forests. It’s a bike-friendly city, with an abundance of craft beer, and despite the rain it's where everyone wants to be. The Selenium Conference Committee wisely picked beautiful Portland for this year’s conference. Image source: Test the Web Forward Going to conferences always energizes me. It rejuvenates my focus and determination. Why? I [...]

Automated Mobile Testing with Real Devices

Mobile testing has long been a manual process - limited by the devices you have close at hand or at best, a painfully slow process in the cloud.  Sauce has long had emulators and simulators to let you speed your tests by automating them in the cloud. Sometimes, however, emulators are not enough and you need to test on real devices.  We are happy to announce the public beta of our Real [...]

Appium + Sauce Labs Bootcamp: Chapter 4, Advanced Desired Capabilities
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumAppium ResourcesMobileMobile Development & Testing

This is the fourth in a series of posts that discuss using Appium with Sauce Labs. Chapter 1 covered Language Bindings; Chapter 2 discusses Touch Actions, and Chapter 3 covers Testing Hybrid Apps & Mobile Web. Appium, by and large, supports the desired capabilities you’re familiar with from Selenium. However, given that it also exposes mobile-specific [...]

Appium + Sauce Labs Bootcamp: Chapter 3, Working with Hybrid Apps and Mobile Web
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesBest Practices

This is the third in a series of posts that discuss using Appium with Sauce Labs. Chapter 1 covered Language Bindings; Chapter 2 discusses Touch Actions; this chapter covers Testing Hybrid Apps & Mobile Web; and Chapter 4 is about Advanced Desired Capabilities. Mobile applications can be purely native, or web applications running in mobile browsers, or a [...]

Appium + Sauce Labs Bootcamp: Chapter 2, Touch Actions
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesBest PracticesUncategorized

This is the second in a series of posts that discuss using Appium with Sauce Labs. In the first chapter, we covered Language Bindings. This installment discusses Touch Actions; Chapter 3, Testing Hybrid Apps & Mobile Web; and Chapter 4 is about Advanced Desired Capabilities. One aspect of mobile devices that needs to be automated in order to fully test applications, whether native, [...]

Appium + Sauce Labs Bootcamp: Chapter 1, Language Bindings
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesBest Practices

Welcome to the first in our new series, Appium + Sauce Labs Bootcamp. This first chapter will cover an overview of Appium and its commands, demonstrated with detailed examples of the Java and Python language bindings.  Later we will follow up with examples in Ruby. This series goes from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques using Appium and Sauce Labs. The difficulty is [...]

Recap: Getting Started with Mobile Test Automation & Appium [Webinar]

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our last webinar, Getting Started with Mobile Test Automation &  Appium, featuring Siva Anna from InfoStretch and Abhijit Pendyal from Sauce Labs. The webinar covered best practices in implementing Appium to quickly automate mobile application testing. Topics covered included: Mobile Automation Tools and Landscape Setting  Up an Appium [...]

Appium 1.4 Released on Sauce Labs, with Better Support for Semantic Versioning
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in Appium

We're pleased to announce that Appium version 1.4 is now available on Sauce. This hefty release has quite the changelog (see below). We're also pleased to announce that Sauce now has better support for semantic versioning when requesting Appium versions on Sauce. What does this mean? Well, the Appium team is getting more serious about the meaning behind certain types of releases. We've decided [...]

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