TestingBot translated in German, Spanish and French

TestingBot is located and operated from the heart of Europe: Belgium. In Europe, we have a great mix of different languages that people speak and understand. In an effort to cater to as many people possible, whose mother language is different from English, we have been working on translating the entire TestingBot website to 3 new languages: French, German and…

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High availability Selenium Grid

To keep our Selenium grid with over 500+ real browsers healthy, we use various tools and techniques to monitor and troubleshoot potential problems. Since we’re booting thousands of pristine VMs per day for you to run tests on, and since computers and networks sometimes act weird, this monitoring is essential for us to quickly fix issues and keep our grid…

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Marionette, the next generation of FirefoxDriver

Marionette – Information and example Starting with Firefox 46, it will no longer be possible to install unsigned extensions with Firefox. Since Selenium currently uses a Firefox extension to run WebDriver tests on Firefox, this will no longer work once Firefox 46 is released to the public. Fortunately, there is a new way to ensure everyone can still run WebDriver…

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Setting up and maintaining your own Selenium Grid

Intro In this article we’ll focus on setting up your own Selenium grid from scratch. A Selenium grid is a collection of browser nodes that are available for automated testing. We’ll show you how to set up a Selenium Grid Master (or Hub, or Selenium Server, whichever you want to call it) and how to connect various Selenium Nodes to…

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Working on a real mobile device farm

We are working hard on providing a real mobile-device test lab to our customers. On May 1, 2016 we will make our device farm accessible for anyone using TestingBot. With our device lab, you will be able to both manually and automatically run tests on physical smartphones and tablets; iPhone/iPad and Android devices like Samsung Galaxy and Nexus Run Appium…

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Cloud testing with Sikuli and Selenium WebDriver

Sikuli is able to automate anything you see on your computer screen by using image recognition to identify components you want to interact with. This is very useful if you want to test things that are not easy to automate, for example native OS GUI components. Since Sikuli runs on Windows, Mac and Linux – it is extremely useful to…

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Uploading files with Selenium for testing

Since a lot of websites have upload functionality, it’s important to know that this can be tested via Selenium. Uploading a file during a test With Selenium WebDriver it’s possible to upload a file from your own computer. In your test, you indicate which file you would like to upload, after which WebDriver will send the file from your computer,…

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TestingBot updates in Oktober/November

To keep up with the ever-changing world of software/development and testing, we keep on working to improve TestingBot and add new features. These last 2 months we’ve accomplished quite a few things: add iOS 9.2 (currently beta) to our Selenium grid for automated/manual/screenshot testing drastically sped up the creation of pristine tunnel VMs released TestingBot tunnel v2 (java 8 only),…

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PhantomJS Selenium testing in the cloud

Next to the +300 browser combinations we support we’ve now added support for PhantomJS. PhantomJS allows for headless testing of your websites. It is very fast compared to normal browsers, because it doesn’t draw anything to the screen, does not require a desktop environment or any other slow components. Since it’s so fast, it’s perfect to use as a first…

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TestingBot Breakpoints to debug your flakey Selenium tests

Today TestingBot has added a new feature that should help you debug issues you encounter when running automated tests. Suppose you’re running a test and you notice something isn’t quite working well (ajax request is failing, javascript errors, …). When this happens, it’d be easy to┬ásimply pause the test, log in on the pristine virtual machine and start debugging with…

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