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Jan 13, 2022   |  By Marcus Merrell
My grandmother used to say, ‘There’s more than one way to bake a cake.’ It’s a softer version of the more famous idiom involving feline taxidermy, but for our purposes, it’s a better metaphor. You can bake a cake without some of the key ingredients like sugar or eggs and it is still technically a cake. It just won’t taste as good as my grandmother’s cake did.
Jan 11, 2022   |  By Michelle Chen, Abigail Kurtzman
We are excited to announce that Windows 11 is now available on Sauce Labs to run tests using Firefox, Chrome, and Chromium Edge. As your team looks to accelerate automated testing by running tests in parallel, Sauce Labs gives you the ability to test against the most recent version of every operating system, ensuring that you're maximizing your OS and browser coverage.
Jan 4, 2022   |  By Marcus Merrell
Your mileage may vary on Ryan Gosling films. I happen to be a fan, and I always chuckle during the climactic scene in The Notebook. Drenched in rain, Gosling says to Rachel McAdams’ character, “It wasn’t over. It still isn’t over.” He of course is talking about their relationship, but I could easily draw a parallel here with testing. While in the past it may have seemed that a tester’s job was done once code was pushed into production, that is no longer the case.
Dec 21, 2021   |  By Marcus Merrell
If you have ever seen the 1976 movie ‘All the President’s Men’ you may remember the phrase “follow the money.” The idea behind this is that political corruption could be exposed merely by looking at financial transfers between parties. In testing, I like to give a slight tweak on this phrase and say, ‘follow the revenue.’ What does this mean? Plainly, we should focus most of our testing efforts in the ways that we will see the most positive return.
Dec 20, 2021   |  By Ashwini Sathe, Marcus Merrell
It’s that time of year when we turn our attention to what lies ahead in the new year and beyond. For software development teams, it helps to understand the latest trends in technology, user behavior, and the broader market, as well as how to incorporate them into your mobile app development and testing strategies. This blog post discusses the mobile application testing trends for 2022 that software development teams need to know.
Dec 14, 2021   |  By Marcus Merrell
As a pragmatist, one thing that bothers me in movies is when characters withhold critical information from each other. Don’t get me started on all the secret plans that did and didn’t work in The Last Jedi. On the other hand, I realize that this is done by the writer to build drama and add tension to the story. It’s often a necessary evil to advance the plot. Well, friends, life is not a movie.
Dec 9, 2021   |  By Sauce Labs
We as a society have always been intrigued by the concept of testing. In fact readers of a certain age may even remember when we all became briefly obsessed with anthropomorphic crash test dummies in the late 80s and early 90s. What started out as an ad campaign about vehicle safety transformed into a line of toys, a television show and even video games.
Dec 7, 2021   |  By Marcus Merrell
“Why do we fall?” This is a question directed at a young Bruce Wayne by the lovable butler Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins. The answer? “So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” It’s a wise and heartwarming approach to failure, a quote that teaches us to learn from our mistakes.
Nov 30, 2021   |  By Marcus Merrell
What I see too often though is folks running multiple UI tests in an attempt to validate specific output values or logic. A much easier way to accomplish this task is to run specific API tests on the business logic of the software. Why should we do this? It’s much faster and easier to write these tests. We can have our developers supporting this process and not just Selenium or automation experts. 'Work smarter, not harder' is a theory we should all be familiar with.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Marcus Merrell
Here at Sauce Labs, we love Selenium. It was created by our co-founder Jason Huggins, so it will always have a soft spot in our hearts. But the truth is, if we are being technical, Selenium is more of a robotic browser control mechanism than a true test automation framework. While Selenium can definitely be part of your test automation strategy, the use of it in itself would not qualify as a proper testing strategy.
Jan 13, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
In Part 5 of the Automation Best Practices with Java workshop, learn how to use parallelization to create incredibly fast test suites.
Jan 13, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
In this new series from Sauce Labs, Marcus Merrell addresses ten things he wishes CIOs and CTOs understood about testing. In episode ten, Marcus wraps up the series by reiterating why we test in the first place, to instill digital confidence...and who is responsible for delivering that quality user experience? Everyone. Come along on this ten-episode journey to learn some best practices while Marcus dispels some myths about the testing space.
Jan 12, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
In Part 4 of the Automation Best Practices with Java workshop, learn what visual end-to-end (E2E) testing is and how to implement it for a web app.
Jan 12, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
In Part 1 of the Automation Best Practices with Java workshop, Nikolay introduces the workshop content, reviews setup instructions, and discusses testing strategy for a web application.
Jan 12, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
In Part 2 of the Automation Best Practices with Java workshop, practice writing end-to-end browser tests using testing best practices.
Jan 12, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
In Part 3 of the Automation Best Practices with Java workshop, learn about automated atomic tests and their benefits, and the steps to creating atomic tests.
Jan 7, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
Lessons in Leadership with Aled Miles - multiple interviewee
Jan 4, 2022   |  By Sauce Labs
In this new series from Sauce Labs, Marcus Merrell addresses ten things he wishes CIOs and CTOs understood about testing. In episode nine, Marcus discusses testing after code is shipped to production. Come along on this ten-episode journey to learn some best practices while Marcus dispels some myths about the testing space.
Aug 11, 2020   |  By Sauce Labs
Let Sauce Labs teach you the basics of the two main testing approaches--manual and automated testing. You'll learn the pros and cons of each one, and how you can best integrate the best of both worlds to increase the quality of your websites and apps.
Jul 8, 2020   |  By Sauce Labs
No matter the industry, every company is now in the business of developing applications and online experiences. To keep up with the competition, you need to stand out in all of the digital noise. For your app to succeed, it is critical that it delight your customers with a flawless experience, regardless of what device they use to access it. New features and updates need to be delivered quickly and frequently, but without compromising quality.
Jul 8, 2020   |  By Sauce Labs
Continuous testing is the key to unlocking digital confidence. How does your organization stack up? Now in its second iteration, the Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Benchmark Report details the best practices critical to successful continuous testing, and track organizations' collective performance against those metrics. Based on real-customer data from the more than 3 billion tests run on the Sauce Labs platform, the 2020 Continuous Testing Benchmark is a community resource unlike any other.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Sauce Labs
See why Sauce Labs "makes automated testing the glue that holds DevOps together." In this independent report from one of the technology industry's leading research firms, distinguished Ovum analyst Roy Illsley explains how Sauce Labs can help organizations extend DevOps to include software testing and deliver a practical CI/CD process. In this report, you'll learn: Here is the resource you requested.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Sauce Labs
In this white paper, we will explore how analytics and insights can bring a level of control and visibility by presenting test data in a meaningful and actionable way. We are in the age of continuous testing. Using automation at scale, teams are testing more often throughout the software development lifecycle. But as testing volume grows, how do you know its impact on your ability to deliver quality software faster? Do you know where automation adds value, and where it might be creating risk? How do you best optimize your testing efforts to ensure the maximum return on investment?
Jun 1, 2020   |  By Sauce Labs
This white paper presents a primer on headless browser testing - what it is, how it works, and where it fits within a quality strategy that includes other types of testing (such as cross browser, front-end performance, and more). It is a must-read for any team that is considering shifting testing left, and provides insight into how you can get started with headless testing.

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  • Single platform for 360° UX: Go beyond UI testing by using your existing test scripts to gain a full view of functionality, front-end performance, and visual regressions, all on one unified platform.
  • Increased efficiency: With debugging tools like videos, screenshots and log files, comprehensive analytics, live testing environments, and Sauce Headless, Sauce Labs maximizes developer productivity.
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