Cross Browser Testing - It is a kind of technique to assess web applications through all kinds of browsers. Cross browser testing simply means testing the compatibility of our web application with different web browsers, geo locations, and ensuring that our web application works correctly across various types of web browsers running on different devices and platforms/operating systems.
Websites vary from various geo-locations, and this can be of the utmost concern if we run other ads on your website or if our website displays different features for different users, or if we have an internationalized website with several language web pages, depending on our user status.
If we are searching for any queries, we will find visible variations in two different locations.
The browser, OS or device they use is the main element that gains the attention of users. Via the effect of position on browser-based app selection, we can change our priority browsers according to locations.
Browsers, operating systems, and computers are used differently by users in various places, so if we are checking Germany's location, we might want to prioritize the use of our browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and if we are testing Japan, we will need to go to Chrome, Safari, and IE. That is the catch. Checking cross-browsers from various geo-location locations.
By conducting cross-browser tests for different locations, By configuring the device locale and conducting the testing on different browsers for different locations, we can conduct cross-browser testing for different locations.
Steps for configuring the locale of the device
- Click the [Start] button, then the [Control Panel] button.
- The [Clock, Language, and Region] icon is clicked.
- Tap on the icon for [Regional and Language]. The dialogue [Regional and Language] appears.
- Select [Japanese(Japan)] from the "Format:" pull-down menu on the [Formats] page.
- On the [Management] tab, press the [Modify device locale] button.
- As the user account control prompt appears, click on the [Continue] button. The dialogue [Region and Language Settings] appears.
- Pick Any Language from the "Current system locale:" drop-down menu.
- Click the [OK] button.
We can also search the different locations by attaching a VPN to our local network and accessing our website from our local browser. But, if we are using a different cross-browser test spot, we need to connect to a tunnel and then do software testing using the VPN app.
VPN, Virtual Private Network: A VPN is a popular approach to internet shielding that is effectively used by adding a security layer to both public and private networks to shield the activity of the ISP (Internet service provider). By allocating a separate IP to you, a VPN allows us to send and receive data while maintaining network security, so that even our ISP does not control our service.
Localhost Tunnel: By connecting a tunnel, we can allow local data to be accessed by a specific machine. An SSH tunnel, where we can connect our local files to the cloud, is one such process.
Web Application Testing from Different Locations Using a VPN
Now all we need to do is install a VPN solution, change our location in the VPN solution to the desired location, and start searching whether we want to search our pages at different locations on our browser. All traffic will be redirected via VPN and our system browser's apparent feeling will be as though it were in a different world. The problem occurs when it is important to verify the geolocation features of the cross-browser web pages.
Lambda Tunnel + VPN = Cross-Browser Software Testing solutions from a Different Location
A secure connecting tunnel-based shell protocol is provided between our computer and the LambdaTest servers by Lambda Tunnel. The Lambda Tunnel, in other words, allows us to connect our local computer to the LambdaTest cloud network and test the LambdaTest browsers. This functionality is often used to search locally or privately hosted web pages and mobile apps. The key thing to note here is that all pages we open in the LambdaTest framework will be redirected to our local network through the internet once we have connected to the Lambda Tunnel. So if we set up our location via VPN in California, the pages we open on the LambdaTest platform would appear as if they were opened from a California location.
Steps for using the Lambda Evaluation Tool for cross-browser testing:
- Create an account on LambdaTest.
- Install a VPN on our local machine. If we are using Chrome, we can add any chrome extension, such as SetUpVPN, DotVPN, Colorful Galaxy or another VPN service.
- Create an account and start the VPN.
- Once we start the VPN, type "what is my IP location" in the new tab. We will get to know the IP location along with our IP address.
- Next, log into our LambdaTest account and connect the SSH tunnel to a localhost tunnel.
- After connecting the localhost tunnel, just launch our desired browser.
- To make sure of this, we can also check the IP address and the IP location inside the VM using the same text.