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Outfitting a Testing Tool Belt
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

The best way to approach software testing starts by planning a path for getting your software to production. A key step here is to identify a testing tool belt that aligns with the route you plan to take. In the case of Gannett | USA Today Network, where I work, our testing tool belt has all the information on what we use and how we use it. It's the central location for documentation around the [...]

SauceCon Speaker Adam Carmi to Present Live Coding Session on Testing Responsive Sites 
Posted by Rebecca Cramer

This post first appeared on DevOps.com as part of our series highlighting speakers at SauceCon, which will take place June 6-8 in San Francisco. Testing responsive sites and applications can be quite a challenge for development teams. We are fortunate to have Adam Carmi, CTO of Applitools, presenting a session at SauceCon on “Advanced Test Automation Techniques for Responsive Apps and [...]

Testing Documentation: Like Pulling Teeth
Posted by Ashley Hunsberger in Uncategorized

Last year our team was suddenly in the midst of not only a hiring blitz but also a cultural shift. As the new hires rolled in, we knew we had to get our act together and do something we all hated— testing documentation. Here’s why testing documentation presented such a challenge, and how we overcame it. “What Should We Write?” The problem was deciding what we needed. We [...]

Sauce Labs - Over One Billion Served

Recently, we surpassed one billion tests run on the Sauce Labs platform. No matter how many times I do the math, that enormous total still seems unreal. It’s just mind-blowing. To celebrate, I thought I'd take a look back at our first test, and at what Sauce Labs looked like back then. Our first test was run back in 2009. Exactly when in 2009 depends on which test you want to count as [...]

The Story of Sauce - The Journey Continues
Posted by Joe Alfaro in The Story of Sauce

Back in early January, Sauce Labs had our second annual company kick-off, an occasion for both imagining the future and reflecting on the past. The previous year's kick-off was my first with the company, where I presented my vision for transforming the company into a DevOps organization based on pragmatic scrum. It was also where I came up with the idea to write these blog posts to chart [...]

Manual Testing on Mobile Devices
Posted by Brena Monteiro in MobileMobile Development & Testing

In the DevOps age, “manual” may sound like a bad word. But manual tests still have an important role to play, even for organizations that successfully automate most of their tasks. Nowhere is the importance of manual testing clearer than in the context of writing software for mobile devices. Below, I’ll discuss the importance of manual tests for mobile, and how to perform them. [...]

"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. [...]

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