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Get Ready for All Day DevOps!
Posted by Bill McGee in DevOpsEventsSoftware Development & Testing

All Day DevOps will be the first worldwide, virtual DevOps conference, and Sauce Labs is proud to sponsor this first-of-its-kind event. Beginning at 5:00am EST time (9:00am GMT) on November 15, 2016, the online conference will feature three simultaneous tracks, with each track containing eighteen 30-minute presentations - 54 talks in all, over a span of 15 hours. There will be [...]

A Deep Dive Into Continuous Integration Using Jenkins Pipeline

Jenkins is an open-source continuous integration (CI) tool that helps orchestrate the development processes (build, test, and deployment) with automation. The CI pipeline offers many ways to create the automated pipeline, from freestyle project to the first-class plugin called Pipeline. You can quickly build out an end-to-end CI solution by developing and loading pipeline scripts from the source [...]

Avoiding the UI: Why and How to Run Tests With Scripts

There's no doubt about it: a user interface (whether it's graphic or text-only) can be very nice, at least when you need to make decisions in real time or enter data on the spot. But when you know exactly what you're going to do and how you're going to perform each step, and you have a set of tasks that you're likely to perform more than once or twice, any kind of user interface can slow you down, get in the way, and eventually become a maddening, time-wasting annoyance.

Thinking Outside the Box: #30DaysOfTesting Challenge
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

Do you ever find yourself stuck in a QA rut? I will be the first to admit that I have been there. You probably know the signs. You can predict to the minute what you'll be doing that day (or week, sprint, or month). You start to go on autopilot, not really thinking of different ways to test, or worse - not even thinking of the testing that's truly best for the product. Sometimes you just need to [...]

Software Testing Tools for Your QA Team

Ashley Hunsberger, Greg Sypolt and Chris Riley contributed to this post. Software testing tools are a vital resource for every successful QA team. But with so many tools and testing frameworks out there - from Selenium and Protractor to Espresso and Xcode - how do you choose which are best? How should your toolset vary depending on whether you do desktop testing, mobile [...]

Team Building and Quality Assurance

Ashley Hunsberger, Greg Sypolt and Chris Riley contributed to this post. How do you build an effective team of quality assurance (QA) engineers? Where do you look to recruit the best QA professionals? How should you integrate your QA team within the rest of your organization? These and other questions related to the topic of team building came up during a recent webinar hosted by Chris Riley, [...]

The Importance of Eliminating Network Hops

Are you experiencing slower execution times while running Selenium scripts in the Selenium cloud network? Too many network hops will add latency and slow down your test execution. Plus, every additional network hop adds cost to your execution. One way to optimize Selenium execution performance is to eliminate as many network hops as possible. "A hop is one portion of the path between source [...]

How Often Should You Parallel Test?

How often should you parallel test? If that sounds like a trick question, maybe it is. In this post, we'll let you in on the "trick" part of the question, and then we'll talk about what really matters when it comes to when and how often you should parallel test. Parallel Testing - What is it? First, the trick. It lies in what parallel testing is, and more to the point, what it isn't. What is [...]

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