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Posted March 31, 2011

Sauce Labs Eliminates Barrier to Automated Cross-Browser Testing with Sauce Builder


SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Mar. 31, 2011) -- Sauce Labs, the web application testing company, today introduced Sauce Builder, a free testing tool that makes it easy for users to build Selenium tests without Selenium expertise and run them with the Sauce OnDemand service. Sauce Builder allows users to build automated Selenium tests simply by clicking through an application. By eliminating the complexity of hand-coding Selenium scripts, Sauce Builder accelerates the adoption of automated testing for QA and development teams that have been craving the development productivity Selenium offers. Sauce Builder is free and available for immediate download.

“Automated testing has historically been one of the most complicated, yet most valuable, technologies for companies that build software. Automated testing is doubly challenging because teams need to build and maintain a testing environment and on top of that, building tests can require significant technical skill,” said John Dunham, CEO of Sauce Labs. “We launched our Sauce OnDemand cloud service last year to eliminate the headache of maintaining a test infrastructure. Now with Builder, we’ve removed the next barrier to the adoption of automated testing and we’re very excited to see how this combination can help QA and development teams achieve their goals.”

With Sauce Builder, Sauce Labs continues to simplify and improve the cross-browser testing process for development and QA teams. Sauce Builder’s benefits include:

  • Build Selenium tests with zero programming - Simply click through your application and Sauce Builder writes a Selenium scripts that reflect your actions

  • Export results in the language of your choice - HTML, Java, Groovy, C#, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby so your tests speak the same language as your application and dev team

  • Eliminate bugs faster - Use immediate video playback of your tests in action, and share them with your teammates

  • Remove test infrastructure headaches - Sauce Builder makes it a snap to either run tests locally in Firefox or in the cloud with access to all the browser / operating system combinations supported in the super scalable Sauce OnDemand service

With over four million downloads in just four years, the Selenium project is the world's most popular functional testing framework for web applications. Designed to further expand Selenium adoption, Sauce Builder is the first web-based Selenium tool of its kind, including technology Sauce Labs acquired from Go Test It in 2010. After becoming more familiar with the technology post-acquisition, Sauce Labs elected to open source the code under the name “Se Builder” earlier this year because the technology held so much promise for the Selenium community.

Sauce Builder expands the capabilities of Se Builder by enabling users to directly access Sauce OnDemand, the cloud-based Selenium service, to run their tests. Sauce OnDemand is free to try for up to 200 testing minutes every month. Sauce Labs is also leading a collaborative effort with the Selenium community to deliver a new generalized plug-in architecture for Se Builder that among other things will support integrated plug-ins for testing services like Sauce OnDemand.

To learn more about how automated testing can accelerate your development velocity, please join Adam Christian,a Sauce Labs developer and project lead for Sauce Builder, on Tuesday, April 19th at 10AM Pacific for the webinar, “From zero to creating, storing and running automated tests in under 30 minutes”.

“Debugging takes up valuable time that developers could be using to focus on their applications,” said Sauce Labs’ Christian. “Now with Sauce Builder, developers can leverage this great development environment through our cloud testing infrastructure and not worry about dealing with building or maintaining their own costly testing infrastructure.”

About Sauce LabsSauce Labs, web application testing company, provides Sauce OnDemand, a cloud based service that allows users to run automated cross-browser functional tests faster and eliminating the need to maintain their own test infrastructure. To date, over four million Sauce OnDemand tests have been run in the Sauce cloud. The lead investor of Sauce Labs is the Contrarian Group, Peter Ueberroth's investment management firm. Sauce Labs is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit

Media Contact Chantal Yang LEWIS Pulse for Sauce Labs 415-875-7494

Mar 31, 2011
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