Blog from February, 2019

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 Android 8.1 on emulators. Please set platformVersion desired capability to "8.1" to test on Android 8.1.

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

Happy Testing,
Chandra Yalangi
Product Manager - Emulators and Simulators


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We are very excited to announce support for Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands on emulators through Appium tests. ADB commands provide deeper access to the emulator and support new automated test scenarios. For example you can now inject images into the emulator photo library or initialize contacts using ADB commands in automated tests. Please refer to the following Appium documentation for more information and sample code.

This feature is only supported on Appium versions 1.7.2 and above. This feature is implemented by adding --relaxed-security flag to Appium sessions. However, note that there are no security concerns due this feature, each emulator test session is isolated and independent and emulators are destroyed after each test session.


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New Test Details Page

We're excited to offer a new version of test details page to all our customers!

This page offers improved responsiveness, being based on the latest technology.

In addition, a couple new features were added:

  • Flexible layout: Ability to resize the various panels

  • Clear command text: we're working the commands clearer. 

    • For example, the command itself would show as "Find Element", or "Load URL"

    • The object locator would show by name, where possible

    • The HTML response was added to the command details

  • Commands highlight in sync with video playback

  • Keyboard support for command navigation

    • Enable keyboard function to move to the next/previous command

    • Pause/play the video using space bar



Just in case you weren't aware, there's support for a couple features that already existed:
  • Change test visibility

  • Delete a test

  • Show HAR file

  • Search commands

  • Ability to share test URL, and share a URL to a specific command

  • Report issues (to Sauce)

  • See the number of commands in the execution

  • Filter the commands to include only the ones that have screenshots

  • Showing a nice panel for performance and network logs

Over the coming month, note the button on the top-right "Switch to OLD UI", which will lead you to the previous version of this page. If you do switch back, we will probably contact you to ask some questions (wink). If everything goes well, this button will go away in about a month.
Happy Testing!


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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 72 and Firefox 65 on Mac and Windows. 

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

Happy Testing!
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager