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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. [...]

Security and Cloud-Based Testing
Posted by Michael Churchman in Security Testing

What do you need to know about security and cloud-based testing? What (if anything) should you worry about, and what can you do about it? Here's a spoiler: There are reasons to be concerned when it comes to cloud-based testing and security, but there are also things that you can do to guarantee a high level of security in cloud-based testing. First, let's take a quick look at general cloud [...]

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 [...]

Getting Started With Visual Regression Testing Using Intern and Sauce Labs
Posted by Dylan Schiemann in Guest Blog Posts

Intern is a modern, flexible, open source JavaScript testing stack from SitePen and the JS Foundation for tests authored in JavaScript, ES6+, or TypeScript. Intern supports the following feature set: Full testing lifecycle support: Unit, functional, integration, and system testing Author: Modern JS (ES5, ES6+, TypeScript, etc.) with any toolkit or framework Multiple environments: Run tests in [...]

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