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Sauce Labs Unveils First-of-its-Kind Headless Testing Solution to Accelerate Software Development

Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world's largest continuous testing cloud for web and mobile applications, today announced Sauce Headless, a new, industry-first offering that provides cloud-based headless browser testing on containers. Designed with development teams in mind, Sauce Headless will give developers instant access to fast and reliable test results at a cost effective price point.

According to Stack Overflow's latest Developer Survey, 85% of respondents are now using agile software development practices. This change in software development gave rise to continuous testing, a best practice of applying automated testing throughout the software development process instead of just at the end. But testing in the early stages of the software development process is different than testing before deployment. With Sauce Headless, developers will have access to a lightweight cloud-based infrastructure they need to run a high volume of tests early in the development cycle and receive instant feedback on the quality of their code.   

"The testing landscape has changed dramatically in the last year, thanks in large part to the movement to shift testing to earlier in the development pipeline," said Lubos Parobek, VP of Product at Sauce Labs. "Catching bugs earlier reduces costs, improves quality and increases developer productivity. Sauce Headless is an exciting new offering that will allow developers to test on every commit. Combining this industry-first headless solution with our industry-leading cross browser and mobile app testing makes Sauce Labs the most comprehensive continuous testing cloud available."

Sauce Headless offers headless Chrome and Firefox browsers on Linux in a container-based infrastructure to test web applications. The speed and affordability of Sauce Headless makes it possible for organizations to test on every commit and catch regressions earlier. This lightweight early testing combined with Sauce Labs full cross browser testing later in the pipeline provides a comprehensive approach that ensures bugs are caught early, and that applications are compatible across all relevant platforms. Just as with virtual machines, development teams don't have the time and resources to build, troubleshoot, and manage a container-based testing grid on their own. Sauce Labs is first-to-market with a cloud-based headless testing grid that allows developers to achieve instant feedback and massive scale, without the pain of managing any internal infrastructure.

"The Sauce Labs Continuous Testing Cloud has allowed us to delight consumers as they use our network of sites to find and enjoy their ideal home," said Abdur Jubair, Automation Engineer of leading digital marketing solutions company RentPath. "The introduction of Sauce Headless allows us to get  test results more quickly and ensure stable code earlier in the development process as we focus on creating innovative features for our customers."

Sauce Headless will launch in public beta for enterprise customers in January 2019. Customers interested in participating can sign up for the Sauce Headless beta here.
Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018 1:53 PM by David Marshall
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