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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Move Your Selenium Testing to the Cloud

What is the most challenging aspect of running automation tests? Anshul Sharma believes it is covering multiple browsers and cross-device testing combined with faster execution of tests. One way to do this is parallel execution of tests concurrently over a Selenium Grid, but that comes with a substantial burden of managing and maintaining the platforms and browsers. Now that cloud-computing resources are available and affordable, an alternative is leveraging the cloud. Moving to the cloud makes tests easier and faster to run for several reasons. First, no installing/upgrading the browser versions, Selenium version, or antivirus on the servers. Second, the low cost of adding more servers to provide test support as new products are launched into the market. Third, easier debugging, including identifying the tests that failed due to actual faults or to a browser problem. Learn how to set up and run the automated test on multiple browsers and platform using Java, Selenium with Sauce Labs, and how to run the application behind a firewall.

Anshul Sharma
Emmi Solutions

Anshul Sharma is the lead QA automation engineer at Emmi, whose goal is to educate patients about their health through interactive multimedia programs. During her more than nine-year software testing and development career, Anshul has worn multiple hats in technology as a developer, business analyst, tester, and team lead. She has worked with top players in finance and healthcare. Anshul is passionate about technology, using code to test code and blurring the lines between dev and QA.