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Flash is Dead, Long Live MP4
Posted by Ken Drachnik in News & Product Updates

Your granddad used Flash and so did Sauce, but you’ll be thrilled to know that we are switching our video playback to MP4 next month. Eliminating Flash has been one of our most requested features and after our engineering team changed mountains of code, we are ready to switch. Starting ~June 10, 2018, we will begin to EOL Flash and only record test videos in MP4 format. The benefits are [...]

How To Test Offline Modes of Web Applications on Sauce Labs
Posted by Yaroslav Borets in News & Product UpdatesSauce Product Info

In today’s world, web applications are the foundation of many enterprise tools and have many states and edge cases that need to be thoroughly tested. While out-of-the-box WebDriver support across various browser vendors is enough to cover most test cases, some areas are still not covered, such as application performance statistics or network manipulation. As part of a recent announcement, [...]

XCUITest Now Available for the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud
Posted by Clinton Sprauve in MobileMobile Development & TestingNews & Product Updates

Today Sauce Labs announced general availability for the XCUITest automation framework on our cloud-based mobile testing platform, the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud (RDC). XCUITest is the automation framework that ships with Apple’s Xcode. The XCTest framework lets iOS app developers create and run unit tests, performance tests, and UI tests for Xcode projects. Sauce Labs supports other test [...]

Announcing Appium 1.7.2
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumMobileNews & Product Updates

The Open Source team and Appium Project are pleased to announce the availability of Appium 1.7.2. Appium 1.7.2 is a feature and bug fix release. It fixes many issues found in earlier releases. On Sauce Labs, it is available to be used by specifying the appiumVersion desired capability, either setting it to "latest", or to "1.7.2". Here is a summary of the release notes. General Fix memory leak [...]

Test Insights Now Available for Sauce Labs Customers

Sauce Labs is taking the next step to give you visibility into your test results with the release of the Insights module of Test Analytics. Our first release, Test Trends, gave developers visibility into test pass/fail rates over time. Insights extends that by diving deeper into the results of an individual test with details on pass/fail trends to determine flakiness. One of the most frustrating [...]

iPhone X Now Available in Our Real Device Cloud

Today Sauce Labs announced support of the iPhone X for our cloud-based mobile testing platform Real Device Cloud (RDC). This allows our customers to test on the latest and greatest real devices without the long wait. We previously announced same day support for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, along with full support for iOS 11 for real devices and simulators. We recommend that organizations test their [...]

Appium 1.6.5 Released on Sauce Labs
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesMobileNews & Product Updates

We're happy to announce that Appium 1.6.5 has been released to the community and to Sauce Labs! This version is only available for Emu/Sim at the moment, not yet TestObject. Appium 1.6.5 fixes many issues and continues the trend to make more aspects of the automation process configurable. Here is an overview of the changes.  General Add --enable-heapdump server flag to turn on NodeJS [...]

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