- Why use Sauce Labs?
- Exploring the Sauce Labs platforms
- Manual testing options on Sauce Labs
- Creating and running a simple Sauce Labs script
- Searching and filtering Sauce Labs test results
- Triggering from a batch file
- Running your scripts over Sauce Connect
Skill Level Intermediate
- Robot framework is one of the easiest to learn and use open source test automation tools available. It's amazing how quickly you can create a script to test a web application, then run it on different browsers with just a few keystrokes. A problem arises however when you have lots of tests to run on several OS and browser combinations. You end up spending a lot of time setting up and patching multiple test machines installing Selenium Servers, configuring your test machines as hubs, and so on.
If for any reason you need to test on multiple versions of any given browser, you either need to set up more test machines or uninstall and reinstall the browser version you'd like to test. This is where the Sauce Labs Browser Cloud provides huge value and time savings to you. Instead of wrangling with your test machines and browser configurations, you simply make a small change to your Robot Framework pi block command to run your tests in parallel against many of the several-dozen OS browser configurations Sauce Labs affords.
Sauce Labs offers a free trial, and I have provided working code samples inside this course, so you're literally minutes away from expanding your test automation power and efficiency.