Using git to automate your browser testing

post-commit If you’re looking for a way to run tests after each git commit push, you can use the ‘post-commit’ hook supplied by git. In your repository, create a post-commit file: In this file you can for example add a cURL call which will start all your browser tests at TestingBot via API. Optionally, you can specify an API callback…

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Keeping our Selenium VMs up to date

At TestingBot we make sure that all VMs running in our network are patched with the latest updates. We make sure to update our Windows Virtual Machines as soon as possible after Patch Tuesday, when Microsoft releases new Windows updates. This means our Windows VMs always have the latest security updates from Microsoft. Flash player and Microsoft Silverlight are updated…

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How we make our interactive testing super fast

At TestingBot, we like our users to profit from fast access to our VMs. In our manual testing area, we provide a way to pick an Operating System, Browser and browser version. As soon as you picked a combination you’d like to use, we spin up a Virtual Machine, which is a virtual computer in our cloud system. This computer…

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2014 for TestingBot

As we’re approaching the end of 2014, we like to list a few goals TestingBot achieved this year: The number of paying customers increased by 43% in 2014. We improved our manual testing software: less latencies, higher responsiveness and better quality when controlling one of our browsers with your mouse. Big speedup in running Android tests, together with a bunch…

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Run tests against any Selenium version

Our Selenium grid now supports running your Selenium tests with an older version of Selenium. By default, we always run your tests on the most recent version of Selenium, to ensure maximum performance and stability. Some customers however like to run their tests on an older version of Selenium, this is now possible by specifying the desired Selenium version in…

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TestingBot has moved to its own cloud!

Ever since we started TestingBot (almost 2 years ago!) we’ve been running TestingBot on Amazon AWS (EC2 + S3 + other services). These last few months however, we’ve been moving everything from Amazon to our own private cloud. Originally Amazon AWS seemed like a good fit for us: easy to setup, manage and maintain. We’d scale up and down, depending…

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Manual Cross Browser Testing

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of a new feature: live manual testing. With this new feature you can interact with any browser in our cloud, straight from inside your own browser. Once you click a browser and operating system in our new Manual Testing Member Area, we’ll spin up a new Virtual Machine and launch the browser you…

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TestingBot extends its cloud to Europe

We’re excited to announce that starting from today, our customers can choose to either run their tests on our existing US cloud or on our new European based cloud! With this new datacenter in Europe (Ireland), we’ll provide faster test times for our customers residing in Europe. A quick comparison on the difference in latency when residing in Europe: Location…

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Screen resolution option now available for all Selenium tests

You can now specify a custom screen resolution when running any Selenium test on our grid. TestingBot can now modify the screen-resolution on Windows, Linux and Mac! These are the available screen resolutions: 800×600 1024×768 1280×960 1280×1024 1600×1200 1920×1200 2560×1440 You can find info and more test options on our support options page. The same screen resolution settings are available…

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