How we run your Selenium RC tests on mobile devices

Some time ago we mentioned you can now run your Selenium RC tests on our mobile browsers. Selenium RC is an old protocol, which does not run on Safari/Android/iOS. The Selenium Webdriver protocol however, which is actively maintained, does run on everything, including mobile. The way we implemented this: we extended our TestLab where you can upload your Selenium RC/Selenium…

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New design for our Manual Testing Service

Today we’re introducing a new design for our Manual Testing Service. The new design offers a full page view of the browser you’re testing in. As you resize your browser window, the browser in our cloud will resize as well. Our previous design offered a fixed viewport and a menubar on top, which has now been replaced with a little…

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TestLab: customize e-mail alert & receive recover alerts

Today we’ve updated our TestLab, where you can upload your Selenium IDE tests and schedule test-runs, with 2 new features. The first new feature is an optional custom error message. Before, TestingBot sent the error message received from Selenium to your e-mail or phone (SMS text message). Now, you can specify a custom error message for your alerts and use…

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Run your Selenium IDE/RC tests on Android and iOS

We’ve upgraded our TestLab to enable running your Selenium IDE/RC tests on mobile emulators, including various flavors of Android and iPhone/iPad. Just like before, you upload a test or a suite created with Selenium IDE, select the browsers (or mobile devices) you want the test to run on, specify error/report settings and click run. TestingBot will convert the Selenium IDE/RC…

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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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