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How I Became an Automation Engineer
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in AutomationGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

I’m an automation engineer. I haven’t always been one, however. Fifteen years ago, I started my adventure as a software tester. Very quickly, I saw the advantages of automating recurring tests (regression tests), and I started to use specialized frameworks like Selenium, JMeter and Postman for test automation. It took time, though, for me to learn how to make the most of these [...]

Measuring the Effectiveness of your Testing Strategy
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in AnalyticsContinuous TestingGuest Blog Posts

Automated software testing has many advantages over its manual counterpart. From providing greater accuracy due to the elimination of human error to increasing both test coverage and the speed of testing with concepts such as parallel testing, automated testing has obvious advantages that cannot be ignored by a DevOps organization striving to build quality software on a tight delivery schedule. [...]

The Why and How of Tap Compare Testing

As software companies strive to release software faster and faster, they must ensure that the software they are releasing is properly controlled for quality. One novel software testing strategy that can help to improve quality without compromising delivery speed is a process known as tap compare testing. Let’s take a look at what this entails and how it can help your organization. What is [...]

AppiumConf 2018 Retrospective and Highlights
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobile Development & Testing

AppiumConf 2018 is now, weirdly, a thing of the past. (Well, it took place the other week, so what’s weird about it being in the past? The reason is that so much of the conference was devoted to looking forward to the future!) Still, the echoes of inspiration continue to reverberate through my thoughts, and I’m sure many other attendees would say the same thing—or maybe [...]

The Need for Continuous Testing in the Finance Industry
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingGuest Blog Posts

The term continuous testing refers to the use of automated testing at all possible stages in the development lifecycle. The end goal of continuous testing is to provide your organization with end-to-end automated testing coverage that will enhance the ability of the development team to find bugs earlier in the development process. This serves to ensure that any issues found in the early stages [...]

Extended Debugging with Sauce Labs
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

The addition of an Extended Debugging feature to the Sauce Labs platform makes it easy for QA engineers to gain insight into network requests that can cause automated tests to fail. It also helps to identify application problems before shipping a new release to production. That is because today, most applications are executed within the browser, so when a problem occurs, it's essential to access [...]

Get Excited About AppiumConf!
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumAppium ResourcesEventsGuest Blog Posts

With AppiumConf taking the world* by storm later this week, let’s have a quick look at what there is to be excited about. The Talks Every conference is supposedly primarily about the content, right? So we should definitely explore what’s in store at AppiumConf. When putting the conference together, we decided on a single-track conference. These have always been my personal [...]

How Testing Helped Bringing Modeling to the Cloud
Posted by Ivan Perl in Guest Blog Posts

At Sauce Labs, we <3 open source projects! We are deeply rooted in the open source community and provide our free Open Sauce testing plan to qualified open source projects. From time to time, we ask project contributors and developers to share their stories on the Sauce Labs blog. This is the first of the Open Sauce stories. System Dynamics is a very popular modeling paradigm widely used for [...]

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