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So, What’s This I Hear About Appium Automating Desktop Apps?

As of you may have read in my last blog post, Appium is spreading the use of Selenium JSON-wire protocol beyond the world of web and mobile and into new and exciting spaces. Windows Windows has finally arrived after steadily marching forward for the last few years. I wrote a prototype at the end of 2014 for using the Microsoft test automation APIs to drive Windows Phone applications. I took my [...]

Selendroid vs. Appium - Which to Choose for Your Mobile App Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Two very popular mobile test automation tools in the industry right now are Selendroid and Appium. Both are loved by the developer community, and for good reason. In fact, they’re so popular that Selendroid is currently bundled into the Appium package in order to provide support for Android versions 2.3 through 4.1. Appium automatically switches to Selendroid when users want to run tests [...]

Appium 1.6.0 Released on Sauce Labs!
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumMobile Development & TestingNews & Product Updates

Sauce Labs is proud to announce initial support for the new release from the Appium team: 1.6.0. You can read all about the details of this new release from an Appium perspective in the official release announcement. For Sauce Labs users, the most significant change is the introduction of support for Apple's new XCUITest framework via the same Appium protocol you're already using with your test [...]

Mobile App Testing: A Brave New World
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Is mobile application testing any different than normal software testing? While software testers' lives might be easier if the answer to that question were "no," that is not the case, of course. Mobile testing is different in all sorts of ways. You need to test for different things, and there is usually a wider range of devices to support when it comes to mobile. But perhaps the biggest [...]

Testing for IoT Development

Like “the cloud” before it, the Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming one of the hottest new trends. Like it or not, there’s a good chance you’ll soon be developing IoT apps. By extension, you’ll also probably have to develop a plan for testing IoT apps. That may sound intimidating if you’ve never done IoT tests before. But it doesn’t have to be. [...]

Sauce Labs Named a Contender Among Mobile Test Automation Tools

We are happy to announce a new industry citation for Sauce Labs: our inclusion in “The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Front-End Test Automation Tools, Q2, 2016.” The Wave is an influential report by leading research firm Forrester Research, and Sauce Labs was one of 10 companies selected for inclusion. This Wave is based on an evaluation of 40 criteria across 10 vendors that considers [...]

Appium 1.5.2 Released on Sauce

We are pleased to announce the release of Appium 1.5.2 through npm and on Sauce Labs! This is a bug fix release that deals with many issues with 1.5.1, including a major bug where large Android applications would cause Appium to run out of memory and die. General deprecated --command-timeout. Use newCommandTimeout desired capability instead ensure implicit wait can be set through timeout method [...]

Mobile vs. Web: Which is Harder to Test?

Have you ever worked on a web-based test team and switched to a mobile team and wondered if your life is about to get easier or harder? There are significant differences between testing mobile vs. web, and yes, one is MUCH harder than the other. Want to guess which one? Read on and see if you guessed correctly. Let’s Compare The table below shows the different facets of testing and where [...]

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