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Posted by The Sauce Labs Team in News & Product UpdatesSeleniumThe Story of Sauce

Today marks the 10th birthday of Sauce Labs! Looking back on #10YearsOfSauce makes us proud of the company and culture that we’ve built. We asked Saucers what their favorite memories are over the years and came up with a list: some funny, some serious, and some creative! Without further ado, please enjoy our top 10 great moments in Sauce Labs history, in honor of this milestone. 1. The [...]

3 Fun Facts About the New Sauce Labs Headquarters
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in The Story of Sauce

On Monday, March 26, the Sauce Labs team moved into a new headquarters at 116 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco--the Rialto Building. Our new HQ has a ton of interesting history, so read on for some fun facts about the building and how we’ll be using it! 1) It’s a historic landmark that survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire This building is one of the earliest [...]

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 [...]

The Sauce Journey - DevOps At Scale
Posted by Joe Alfaro in Best PracticesDevOpsThe Story of Sauce

In the life of every startup there comes a point, or at least you hope there comes a point, where you need to grow and scale your team. When Sauce Labs closed our last round of funding, we were able to bring on new team members to expand our skills base, increase our project capacity and velocity, and streamline our overall operations. Unfortunately, adding team members doesn't proceed in a [...]

The Sauce Journey - Build vs. Buy
Posted by Joe Alfaro in Best PracticesDevOpsThe Story of Sauce

No matter what software development process you follow, there always comes a point where you need tools to support that process. Most of the time, these tools serve the purpose of providing information inputs for your development teams, and these inputs are generally of two types: project tracking information, or operational information. In the former category you have tools like JIRA or Pivotal [...]

The Sauce Journey - Back to Pragmatism
Posted by Joe Alfaro in Best PracticesDevOpsThe Story of Sauce

One of the things I'm constantly preaching to our DevOps team is the need to approach Scrum pragmatically - as I pointed out in my post on Shu Ha Ri, the goal is to not have your team dogmatically follow a certain set of precepts or rules, but to learn how to use those as guidelines and improvise upon them to meet the requirements of your own particular situation. Recently, however, as we took a [...]

The Sauce Journey - When Will It Be Ready?
Posted by Joe Alfaro in AgileThe Story of Sauce

In the world of software development, one question rules everything: when will your project be ready for release? Unfortunately, this also turns out to be one of the most difficult questions to answer, and there are countless books on the topic of project management that attempt to lay out methods for estimating "how long it will take." Most methods, like classic waterfall, try to describe every [...]

The Sauce Journey - Global Scrum
Posted by Joe Alfaro in AgileBest PracticesScrumThe Story of Sauce

A long time ago (1963), in a technological world far, far away, JCR Licklider, the Director of the Advanced Research Projects Administration, had an idea for a a network that would allow teams at geographically dispersed research centers to engage in "cooperative programming" through networked "time share" computers. That idea was realized in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration [...]

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