As part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2020 coverage, VMblog visits with Alissa Lydon, Director of Product Marketing and Kunal Jain, Director of Product Development, at Sauce Labs, a leading provider of continuous testing solutions.
In this video, we discuss a number of items with Alissa Lydon, including where Kubernetes and Cloud technologies are headed into 2021, how 2020 affected the way the company and its clients operate, and we find out more about the company, its technologies, how they differentiate in the market, and also what's new with their latest solution. Watch and learn more as Kunal Jain walks us through a demo of their product.
Sauce Labs is a leading provider of continuous testing solutions that deliver digital confidence. The Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Cloud delivers a 360-degree view of a customer's application experience, ensuring that web and mobile applications look, function, and perform exactly as they should on every browser, OS, and device, every single time.
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There's something about testing that seems to attract analogies. Everywhere you go, every presentation you watch, someone is talking about how similar testing is to this, or how much testing reminds them of that. Now, if I say that with a twinge of negativity in my voice, it's because the most popular of those analogies also happens to be my least favorite: the mountain top.
It isn't even just testing; chances are you've seen or heard someone talk about how some task is analogous to climbing a mountain, with imagery of needing to cross a hazardous chasm and overcome obstacles before eventually reaching the mountain top and achieving victory.
Here's the problem with that analogy, though, and it's kind of a big problem: there's often no mountain top, especially not in testing. If you're doing it right, testing is a continuous activity. There's no end state; no ultimate achievement that renders your work complete. There's nothing you can do or accomplish today that can't conceivably be undone by something released tomorrow.
Remember, effective automated testing is essentially about avoiding the risky and the unpredictable. In that sense, the mountain top isn't just the wrong analogy for testing, it's the antithesis of what testers should strive to achieve. Let's agree to ditch the mountain once and for all, and instead, focus on finding what I call the Valley of Success. (Credit where credit is due: Rico Mariani first coined a similar term - The Pit of Success - when discussing the development of low-level software code in the early 2000s.)
The Valley of Success is about sustainability, flexibility, and repeatability. It's the place where testers have the reliability and equilibrium they need to make the best possible decisions in the name of making the most possible progress while incurring the least possible cost. The Valley of Success is where effective automated testing happens. Let's examine four key strategies testers can implement to help them get there.
Sauce Labs is the leading provider of continuous testing solutions that deliver digital confidence. More than 3 billion tests have been run on the Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Cloud, the most comprehensive and trusted testing platform in the world. Sauce Labs delivers a 360-degree view of a customer’s application experience, helping businesses improve the quality of their user experience by ensuring that web and mobile applications look, function, and perform exactly as they should on every browser, OS, and device, every single time. Sauce Labs enables organizations to increase revenue and grow their digital business by creating new routes to market, protecting their brand from the risks of a poor user experience, and delivering better products to market, faster. Co-founded by the original creator of Selenium, Sauce Labs remains deeply rooted in the open source community and provides a combination of expertise, data insight, and customer care that no other automated testing provider can match. For more information, please visit https://saucelabs.com.
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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2020 goes digital. Will you be in attendance? If the event were physical, we would have looked forward to visiting with Sauce Labs. So we reached out to them digitally instead.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Alissa Lydon, director of product marketing and technology evangelist at Sauce Labs to learn how the company known for continuous testing excellence is helping organizations grow digital confidence and deliver flawless and trusted digital experiences to their customers.
VMblog visits the Sauce Labs booth during KubeCon 2019 in San Diego. Sauce
Headless is all about facilitating shift-left motion. It enables development teams to get fast feedback on code and increase build efficiency by running atomic tests wherever they're needed, but especially early in the delivery pipeline. It works by leveraging headless Chrome and Firefox browsers on Linux in a Kubernetes, container-based environment. In other words, you can now put the theory behind shift-left testing into practice and test on every commit. Then you pair that with full cross-browser testing at the end of the development process, and you've got a truly holistic testing strategy.
KubeCon 2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic event! And the number of sponsoring vendors at this year's show is extremely impressive as the show continues to grow in scope and size! One of the companies that will be on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year at the event is Sauce Labs. Sauce Labs ensures the world’s leading apps and websites work flawlessly on every browser, OS and device. Its award-winning Continuous Testing Cloud provides development and quality teams with instant access to the test coverage, scalability, and analytics they need to rapidly deliver a flawless digital experience.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Joanna Schloss, vice president of product marketing and a subject matter expert in digital transformation and continuous testing at Sauce Labs to learn what the company has planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2019 event and why you need to visit their booth.