“BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs are the best-of-breed open source testing vendors,” said Alon Girmonsky, founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “JMeter and Selenium are the best open source functional and performance testing tools. The combination of the two companies and solutions will provide an industry standard testing stack based completely on open source.”

The first step of the partnership is allowing developers to run performance tests on BlazeMeter using Selenium scripts. The second phase will give BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs users access to an integrated testing solution, and will provide a single dashboard for both front-end and back-end testing and the ability to view actual user experience.

Microsoft and Samsung’s patent dispute
Microsoft released an update to its contract dispute with Samsung, stating that the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York has unsealed the legal complaint.

Microsoft is taking Samsung to court over a patent licensing agreement the company says Samsung has broken. Microsoft also states that Samsung has been using the purchase of the Nokia Devices and Services business as an excuse to breach the contract. Microsoft is asking for $6.9 million in damages.

“We are confident that our case is strong and that we will be successful. At the same time, Microsoft values and respects our long partnership with Samsung, is committed to it, and expects it to continue,” wrote David Howard, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel at Microsoft, on the company’s blog.