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"Fail, and Fail Often": A Customer's Tips for Successful Testing
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in Best PracticesQASoftware Development & Testing

After we ran our billionth test, we thought long and hard about what we learned over the years. We also asked customers for tips they’ve gleaned working with us on their automated testing journey.  Mike Millgate, automation architect at Optum, says his #1 tip is “Don’t do testing, just ship it. It speeds up the whole CI/CD pipeline!” Mike, of course, is kidding here. [...]

What We Learned On The Way To Our Billionth Test
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in News & Product UpdatesSoftware Development & Testing

After 1,000,000,000+ total tests since our inception, we've learned a thing or two about automated testing and its value.  By itself, the growth we've seen over our history tells us that automated testing is growing ever more critical to our customers. We've learned a lot about what our customers need from us. Based on a recent customer survey, we know customers are struggling with how long [...]

Why You Should Abandon Traditional Mobile QA Methodology

Along with new development methods, mobile testing and QA practices have also changed in the last few years, leaning towards continuous integration and continuous delivery. This is pushing companies to abandon their traditional testing approach, moving towards adopting a more agile process to accelerate the products’ time to market.

Samsung Galaxy S7 gets Android 7.0 Nougat and New Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out for non-Google devices (Pixel and Nexus devices) and Samsung Galaxy S7 has updated! Other devices that have already received the update are Huawei P8 Lite 2017, LG G5, Sony Xperia Z5.  More devices are updated weekly, so keep an eye out on our DeviceLab! What’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat Apart from some new features, this update was focused on [...]

Sauce Labs Hits Billionth Test, Capping Off a Year of High Growth
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in News & Product UpdatesSoftware Development & Testing

Well, we did it: we have officially run one billion tests! We're pretty proud of getting to that milestone earlier this week, and proud of what our customers have been able to accomplish with automated testing. In particular, we want to give a shout-out to Walmart eCommerce, who ran the billionth test on the Sauce Labs platform.  Not to toot our own horn too much, but we've accomplished [...]

Growth of Automated Testing Climbs 23 Percent
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in AutomationQuality AssuranceSoftware Development & Testing

Are you more or less reliant on automated testing compared to last year? If you’re like most organizations, you’re adopting automation steadily--but still have room to improve and get more efficient. Last month, we announced results of an independent global study of developers and testing professionals. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the survey revealed some interesting trends in [...]

Sauce Labs: A Billion Tests Strong
Posted by The Sauce Labs Team in News & Product UpdatesSoftware Development & Testing

Over the next few days the billionth test will run on the Sauce Labs platform! This is an exciting milestone for us as a company.  Looking back, it took about seven years to reach the first 500 million tests. Now, in just over a year, the number has doubled to one billion. This acceleration reflects the rapid uptake of automated testing and the expanding [...]

New Relic Synthetics Monitoring Using Selenium

What is New Relic Synthetics Monitoring? It allows us to simulate user behavior on development, staging, and production websites using Selenium, and monitor web application performance. New Relic Synthetics Monitoring collects various data points from load times, load size, failures, https status codes, downtimes, and more when running Selenium on your web application. The data gives more insight [...]

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