Blog from September, 2018

RDC Support for Appium 1.9.1

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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud support for Appium latest version - 1.9.1

As iOS 9 with XCUITest doesn't work with Appium 1.9.1 the default version remains 1.8.1, customers interested in using 1.9.1 should specify this value for the appiumVersion capability.

Happy Testing,
Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management

 

Please note that the new Sauce Connect backend was GA-ed on December 4th, 2018.


We are very excited to announce beta support for a new Sauce Connect backend. The new backend provides better support for testing iOS applications that access servers with self-signed certificates. The new backend contains significant changes that effect all platforms - desktop browsers, virtual and real devices. Users are strongly encouraged to beta test it. Beta testing will ensure that your build and test pipelines are not impacted when we cut over to the new backend on November 15th.  

Primary benefit of the new Sauce Connect backend

App Transport Security (ATS) or Apple’s best practices for network security are enabled by default in all iOS applications built for iOS 9.0 and above. However, currently it is not possible to test these apps on Sauce when they access servers with self-signed certificates. You either need to install a publicly trusted certificate on the servers or add ATS exceptions for the domains in your app. The new backend allows you to test iOS apps as is with servers using self-signed certificates.

How to beta test the new backend?

Simply add --vm-version beta to your Sauce Connect command line. Any Sauce Connect client version can be used.

Please email chandra.yalangi@saucelabs.com for assistance with technical issues during the beta. 

Happy Testing,
Chandra Yalangi
Product Manager - Sauce Connect, Emulators and Simulators


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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud support for the brand-new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.

Same-day availability means you can test on the latest and greatest real devices without the long wait!

 

The public real device cloud is already updated with the new devices while private cloud customers can add these devices per request.
Happy testing,
Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management

 


We are very happy to announce the following updates to Sauce Labs emulators:

  • Chrome 67 now available on Android emulators 6.0 and above.
  • WebView 67 now available on Android emulators 7.0 and above. 

ChromeDriver 2.41 is used for mobile web tests using Chrome 67 and hybrid app tests using WebView 67.

Happy Testing,
Sauce Emulators and Simulators Team

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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud same day support for iOS 12 GA.

The RDC Public cloud is already updated with a few iOS 12 supported devices, while private cloud customers can contact support or customer success and ask for upgrade to the latest iOS version.
Happy testing!
Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management
RDC Support for iOS 12 Beta

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As Apple announces iOS 12 support, it is a great opportunity to remind our real device cloud customer our support for iOS 12 beta.

Private Cloud customers interested in upgrading one or more of their iOS 12 supported private devices should contact their CSM or the support team and request the upgrade immediately.
iOS 12 beta on RDC is supported for both XCUITest, Appium and Live Testing.

 

Happy Testing.

Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management

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As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports Chrome 69 and Firefox 62 on Mac and Windows. 

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Chrome 69 capabilities in java: 

DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.chrome();
caps.setCapability("platform", "Windows 10");
caps.setCapability("version", "69.0");

Firefox 62 capabilities in java: 

DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.firefox();
caps.setCapability("platform", "Windows 10");
caps.setCapability("version", "62.0");

 

Happy Testing!
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager 

We are very excited to announce general availability of Espresso on Android emulators. Espresso is a gray box testing framework from Google used by developers for testing Android mobile applications. Running Espresso on emulators provides a variety of benefits:

  • Run a test suite in parallel on multiple devices to accelerate testing
  • Quickly verify a fix by executing a subset of tests.
  • Complement Appium E2E tests with Espresso UI unit tests.

Best of all it is FREE with all VM plans so why wait? Get started today: download Sauce Runner, put your emulators to work and hunt those bugs down! Here is a sample command you can use to run a test on Galaxy S9 and Pixel emulators.

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Our product just keeps getting Saucier! We are very excited to announce beta support for IPSec VPN - an industry standard solution for connecting private clouds. IPSec VPN is an alternative to Sauce Connect and is the most secure solution to test internal applications using Sauce virtual desktops and devices. Below are a few differences between IPSec VPN and Sauce Connect.

  • IPSec VPN is mostly for enterprises and not for individual users.
  • IPSec VPN installation requires close coordination between Sauce and customer's IT team and can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days.
  • IPSec VPN is highly scalable and each customer site only needs one or two long-lived IPSec VPN tunnels.

Please reach out to cy@saucelabs.com if you are interested in learning more about the product or participating in the closed beta. Selection process for the closed beta will end on September 28th.

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