QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: November 2014

QASource | December 18, 2014

QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: November 2014

Our advanced technology group tests the latest QA testing tools, and passes on their findings to you in the QALounge monthly update. This month, we take a look at new support features for TestComplete, Jenkins, JMeter, and SauceLabs. We also provide an overview for two testing tools and a testing framework designed for flexible unit tests. As always, we hope that you leverage our team’s findings to achieve your goal of increased speed and efficiency.

Latest Support Updates:

  • A new version of Python, 3.4.2 has been released.
  • TestComplete’s new version, 10.5, has added support for Selenium tests.
  • Jenkins new release, 1.588 features decreased startup time as well as other bug fixes.To avoid unexpected setup issues, place the “jenkins.war” file in Tomcat server.
  • Java 8 is now supported by JMeter’s new version, 2.12.
  • SauceLabs supports Android 5 and iOS 8.

Tool & Technology Overview:

BrowserStack is built on a cloud infrastructure of desktop and mobile browsers. Its primary use is the testing of public websites and protected servers, and it provides 700+ real browsers to use as execution environments. In comparison to SauceLabs, BrowserStack provides more browser/OS combinations, Visual logs, and mobile test executions. But unlike SauceLabs, it does not support the execution of Appium tests or test execution on Linux environments.

TestingBot is another cloud execution environment, much like BrowserStack and SauceLabs. This environment offers cross-browser testing using Selenium in the cloud on both desktop and mobile OS. Additional features include testing on mobile browser and integration with Travis. Like BrowserStack, it does not support the execution of Appium tests, and it supports fewer browser/OS combinations. However, TestingBot’s service cost is more affordable than SauceLabs. Learn more about our expertise with automation testing.

XUnit a new .Net unit testing framework that provides a modern, flexible approach. Developers have removed unwanted annotations, which are covered with .Net’s inbuilt features [TestFixture], [SetUp], [TearDown], and [ExpectedException], among others. The XUnit framework also supports BDD development, and is the only .Net framework that supports Generics.

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