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Adapt Process and Improve Your Codebase to Accelerate Releases in CI/CD

Summer is a time of relaxation for many, with folks traveling around the world on summer vacations, firing up the BBQ for neighborhood block parties, or simply spending some time relaxing poolside. However, this time of year can be one of the most stressful for engineering organizations. The holidays are just around the corner, and many companies are gearing up for the high volume of [...]

Introduction: 5 Steps to Jumpstart Test Automation

Getting started with test automation can seem daunting. How do you know where to start and what to focus on? In this series of blog posts, I’ll offer concrete advice to help you jumpstart your test automation efforts. Why me? I’m a Selenium enthusiast who is passionate about testing, especially UI testing. I currently work as a software engineer at Sauce Labs. I co-created Zalenium, [...]

Test on Real Devices Faster with Virtual USB
Posted by Kimberly Falk in Product UpdatesSoftware Development & Testing

We’re happy to introduce Virtual USB, or vUSB, the newest addition to the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud. Get rid of all those Android devices cluttering your desk (iOS coming later this year) and conduct manual or automated testing as if there is a real device connected to your computer via a USB cable. What makes Sauce Labs vUSB different from other vUSB offerings? There are two things in [...]

Four Reasons to Use Headless Testing
Posted by Michael Churchman in Quality AssuranceQuality EngineeringSoftware Development & Testing

Under the right conditions, headless browser testing is a great way to speed test results while also reducing the infrastructure required to run tests. In this article, we will take a look at four reasons why you might consider using headless testing. What Is Headless Testing? A headless browser is simply a web browser without a graphical user interface. Common browsers such as Firefox and Chrome [...]

What’s Next in Test Automation
Posted by Chris Riley in AutomationDevOpsSoftware Development & Testing

There is a tendency for techies to always be looking to the next new shiny object. I’m no different. But this time when looking into the future of modern software delivery, I’m not thinking of radical changes in how we develop, like we saw with the introduction of DevOps. Instead, I’m seeing a refinement of what we already know we are able to do - automate, and doing more [...]

The State of Test-Driven Development
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in DevOpsSoftware Development & Testing

While most developers have heard of test-driven development, some developers don’t understand how to implement this development methodology or what benefits it can provide. When employed properly, test-driven development can be a very effective strategy for developing high-quality code and ensuring good test coverage in an agile environment. Below, I will define test-driven development and [...]

Sauce Tech Talk - How Environment and Feature Management Can Help You Achieve CI/CD and Testing Excellence

As a member of the Sauce Labs team, I am lucky to work with our customers as they embark on their continuous testing journeys. Teams of all sizes have undergone massive shifts in their development practices, mainly through the rise of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) as ways to deliver features more quickly to their users. However, they quickly realize that in order to [...]

What’s the Next Big Thing in Software Testing? Test Generation!
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Software Development & Testing

How can you improve software quality while also increasing speed? Here’s one idea that I think will play an increasingly important role in the future of software testing: test generation.  What I mean is that in the future, software testing will include auto-generated tests that allow code to reach the testing stage faster while also improving coverage. Let me explain... Making [...]

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