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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 [...]

Choosing a CI-CD Tool
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Continuous DeliveryContinuous IntegrationGuest Blog Posts

There is a plethora of CI/CD tools available. They’re all designed to do the same basic thing. Their costs are similar (many are free), and they are all, for the most part, easily accessible. That begs the question: How do you pick which CI/CD tool to use? I’ll explain in this post. There are five things to keep in mind when choosing the right continuous integration and delivery [...]

SauceCon 2018: Mobile Content Roundup

I recently participated in the 2018 edition of the annual Sauce Labs conference, SauceCon. It was a fantastic event overall, and I had a lot of fun listening to talks and meeting people who are involved in all stages and modes of automated testing. What follows is a brief wrap-up of the nine mobile-focused talks from SauceCon. As a bit of an Appium guy (understatement anyone?), I was particularly [...]

The Art of Explaining Continuous Testing to Management
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Continuous TestingGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

As a developer in an organization that utilizes Agile development methodologies, it is easy to see how your team could benefit from re-thinking testing to ensure a higher level of quality in a fast-paced delivery cycle. And in many cases, you may need to leverage continuous testing practices to achieve this goal. But while it may be simple for a developer who lives in the technical world to [...]

Nightwatch.js Makes Software Test Scripts Fun and Easy
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSelenium ResourcesSoftware Development & Testing

Nightwatch.js is a Selenium wrapper that provides several out-of-the-box commands and assertions for performing various operations on the page. The commands and assertions are clean and straightforward, enabling you to develop tests very quickly using Javascript (specifically, Node.js). It allows you to create custom helpers to increase your testing capabilities. In this article, we’ll [...]

Overcoming Hurdles to Mobile Test Automation

Whether you're developing native apps for mobile devices, hybrid apps, or browser-based applications which will run on the mobile web, you need to do thorough testing on all of the key mobile platforms. That's a given. And you already know that automated testing saves money, reduces test time by one or more orders of magnitude, and allows you to extend the depth and range of your testing far [...]

Appium and the Fallacy of the Zero Sum Game
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumGuest Blog PostsLoad TestingMobile Development & Testing

Let me begin this post by throwing out some buzzwords: DevOps! Continuous Delivery! Agile! There. Now that we’ve dispensed with SEO pleasantries we can have an honest chat. There are a lot of choices when it comes to setting up your mobile testing framework and environment. Chief among these choices is what to rely on as your automation engine: Appium, XCUITest, Espresso, Earl Grey, [...]

Clearing Mobile Testing Hurdles
Posted by Vince Power in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

If your company wants to become mobile-friendly (or even go mobile-first), being able to test mobile applications effectively is critical. If you can’t do proper mobile testing, the rest of your mobile software development and deployment will fall short. However, testing effectively for mobile applications is sometimes easier said than done. This article identifies the challenges that [...]

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