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The Case for End-To-End Testing in the Age of DevOps
Posted by Mike Mackrory in Best PracticesDevOpsGuest Blog PostsSoftware Development & Testing

In the age of DevOps, virtual machines, continuous delivery, and microservices, is end-to-end testing necessary? Is it even viable? The short answers are "yes" and "yes". But don’t just take my quick word for it. Let me explain why end-to-end testing is crucial for effective DevOps. Defining End-to-End Testing Before we consider what value end-to-end testing brings to an organization, let [...]

Native, Web and Hybrid Apps – Building and Testing
Posted by Ely Hechtel in MobileMobile Development & Testing

There is a mobile app for everything nowadays, but how are those apps built? There is no universal rule to help you decide whether to build native, web, or hybrid apps, but there some factors to consider before deciding. Once the app is ready, the testing part starts. The approach you choose depends strongly on how the app is build. Let’s find out what could be the best choice for your app! [...]

SeConf UK 2016 - A Recap of What’s on the Horizon for Selenium
Posted by Dan Cuellar in Guest Blog PostsSeleniumSelenium Resources

So, I made it out to the London Selenium Conference last week and I thought I'd share with you a quick recap of some of the bits I found interesting, several of which reveal what may be coming next in the world of Selenium automation. Moving Beyond the Page Object Model Whenever I've used page objects in the past I've always felt that while they have many benefits, but also that they were only [...]

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 Labs HipChat Integration
Posted by Yaroslav Borets in News & Product UpdatesProduct UpdatesSauce Product Info

Many of our customers work in large organizations where most of the discussions around QA and testing are happening over chat. We noticed that Sauce test URLs are frequently used to provide the context of the conversation, and we decided make access to the data easier with our new HipChat plugin. Once installed, the new plugin will allow users to view test information without the need to leave [...]

Pounds (and Dollars) of Prevention ... Cross Browser & Load Testing Before The Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday season is approaching (hurray!) and that means that the online shopping season is also coming up. The peaks of this season are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to take place this year on November 25th and 28th, 2016, respectively. The trend to online sales is noticeable and here to stay, with almost 50% of holiday shopping done online, and mobile now plays a huge part of the mix. In [...]

Top 5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage a Successful Test Automation Project
Posted by Giovanni Rago in Mobile Development & Testing

In a previous article, we had a look at how to effectively manage Appium-based test automation projects. While sharing many common characteristics with software development projects in general, test automation presents some unique challenges. This time we will be looking at the common pitfalls that can prevent a test automation project from succeeding, and how to avoid them. 1. Underestimating [...]

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