What Functional Tests Overlook, See It with Visual Testing

Posted Feb 24, 2021

Webinar Date: Feb 24, 2021

In this webinar, Sauce Labs experts will discuss visual end-to-end testing and how it can help detect visual regressions. You will also learn how visual testing complements functional testing and how to set up your visual tests to run alongside your functional tests.

Organizations strive to deliver the best possible digital experience to their customers. One way to ensure this is by testing their applications, and many organizations perform functional testing to verify that the application behavior is working correctly. However, there are areas that functional testing cannot cover. This is where visual testing comes in. 

Visual end-to-end testing is a complementary solution to functional testing. When testing the UI of an application, a functional test doesn’t check for data, images, elements, layouts, or styles. While the application may be behaving correctly and your functional tests are passing with flying colors, you may be overlooking broken or missing visual components. Without the added visibility of visual testing you run the risk of releasing updates with missing images or flawed layouts that can frustrate users.

So how can you be sure that your applications function and display exactly as intended? By pairing functional and visual testing, missing or broken items are caught earlier, any visual regressions are detected and flagged for review, and you can rest easy knowing your apps are running smoothly and looking their best.  

In this webinar, Sauce Labs experts will discuss visual end-to-end testing and how it can help detect visual regressions. You will also learn how visual testing complements functional testing and how to set up your visual tests to run alongside your functional tests. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what visual testing is and how it can help detect visual regressions

  • Learn how to add visual testing to your existing functional tests

  • See how Sauce Visual works and how it can help your team move fast with confidence

About our speakers

Alex Griffen

Alex Griffen

Solution Engineer, Sauce Labs

Alex Griffen is a Solution Engineer at Sauce Labs, focusing on the technical enablement of Sauce’s strategic accounts.

Larry Ho

Larry Ho

Product Marketing Manager, Sauce Labs

Larry Ho is a Product Marketing Manager at Sauce Labs, where he supports the launch of new products and features, delivers enablement and training, and creates content. Prior to Sauce Labs, he spent his time optimizing and improving digital experiences at Advent Software.