Sauce Labs released Sauce Builder, a Web-application-testing tool based on Selenium.
provider of the Web-application-testing software, has released Sauce Builder, a
free testing tool based on the open-source Selenium testing framework.
31, Sauce Builder makes it easy for users to build Selenium tests without
Selenium expertise and run them with the Sauce OnDemand
service. Sauce Builder allows
users to build automated Selenium tests simply by clicking through an
application. By eliminating the complexity of hand-coding Selenium scripts,
Sauce Builder accelerates the adoption of automated testing for QA and
development teams. Sauce Builder is free and available for immediate download
testing has historically been one of the most complicated, yet most valuable,
technologies for companies that build software said John Dunham, CEO of Sauce
testing is doubly challenging because teams need to build and maintain a
testing environment and on top of that, building tests can require significant
technical skill. We launched our Sauce OnDemand cloud service last year to
eliminate the headache of maintaining a test infrastructure. Now, with Builder,
we've removed the next barrier to the adoption of automated testing, and we're
very excited to see how this combination can help QA and development teams
achieve their goals."
Builder, Sauce Labs continues to simplify and improve the cross-browser testing
process for development and QA teams, the company said. Sauce Builder's
benefits include the following.
Selenium tests with zero programming: Simply click through your application
and Sauce Builder writes a Selenium scripts that reflect your actions.
results in the language of your choice: This includes HTML, Java, Groovy, C#, Perl, PHP,
Python and Ruby. Your tests will speak the same language as your application
and development team.
bugs faster: Use immediate video-playback of your tests in action, and
share them with your teammates.
test-infrastructure headaches: Sauce
Builder makes it a snap to either run tests locally in Firefox or in the
cloud with access to all the browser/operating system combinations
supported in the super scalable Sauce OnDemand service.
The Selenium project
has seen more than 4 million downloads in four years, placing it among the most
popular functional testing frameworks for Web applications. Designed to further
expand Selenium adoption, Sauce Builder includes technology Sauce Labs acquired
from Go Test It in 2010. After becoming more familiar with the technology
post-acquisition, Sauce Labs elected to open source the code under the name "Se
Builder" earlier this year because the technology held so much promise for the
Selenium community, company officials said.
Builder expands the capabilities of Se Builder by enabling users to directly
access Sauce OnDemand, the cloud-based Selenium service, to run their tests.
Sauce Labs is leading a collaborative effort with the Selenium community to
deliver a new plug-in architecture for Se Builder that among other things will
support integrated plug-ins for testing services like Sauce OnDemand.
Christian, a Sauce Labs developer and project lead for Sauce Builder, said,
"Debugging takes up valuable time that developers could be using to focus on
their applications. Now with Sauce Builder, developers can leverage this great
development environment through our cloud-testing infrastructure and not worry
about dealing with building or maintaining their own costly testing