Sauce Labs, Inc., the leading cloud-based web and mobile application testing platform, today announced a significant upgrade to its Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin. The new enhancements are designed to improve utilization of the Jenkins Continuous Integration (CI) system and provide support for more efficient application testing.
Because enterprises are under extreme pressure to deliver better software, faster, development teams are transitioning to new software delivery processes such as Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). Both practices have proven their value in accelerating software production beyond traditional approaches, yet effectively integrating automated testing into these processes is often the most difficult hurdle.
Sauce Labs offers a high-performance automated testing platform with more than 250 million test runs to date, and is optimized for CI/CD workflows. The Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin offers developers the combined power of the Sauce platform with Jenkins CI, the world’s leading CI tool, to further streamline and accelerate the development process.
“Today’s release demonstrates Sauce Labs’ commitment to driving fast and effective software development,” said Lubos Parobek, vice president of product, Sauce Labs. “This Jenkins Plugin brings enhanced features to make CI processes more effective and easier than ever. By combining the power of our Sauce Labs automated testing platform with Jenkins CI, our users are poised for DevOps success.”
“Continuous integration and continuous delivery play a strategic role in helping enterprise DevOps teams deliver more quality software, faster,” said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Jenkins founder and CTO at CloudBees. “It’s exciting that the ecosystem of Jenkins continues to expand and that the users get the best tools and integrations. Sauce is a popular service in this space. In fact, the community has used it to test Jenkins.”
Sauce Labs currently supports more than 500 browser, operating system and device platform combinations, and offers integrations with the most popular CI platforms including: Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis CI, Circle CI and TeamCity. Updates to the Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin includes the following:
Updated Browser Selection Tool
Teams will have faster testing speed through parallel processing. Sauce’s updated UI makes it simple to select multiple testing platforms and browsers to test simultaneously.
Users can access detailed test information within the Jenkins build page, rather than through an external link. A detailed list of Sauce jobs in Jenkins is available by name, OS, browser and version, pass/fail status and more.
Latest Version of Sauce Connect
Includes the latest version of the Sauce Connect v4.3.9 secure tunnel, providing the latest security enhancements for tests run on applications behind firewalls.
Automated Support Log Generation
Users can now create a zip file containing the Sauce Connect log and Jenkins build output — making support and debugging tests easier.
Updated Jenkins Build Messaging
Includes log information on job statuses, including test start, stop and processing details. Development teams can debug more effectively using this information.
“Companies are transitioning from traditional methods of software development to modern agile tools and have adopted CI and CD to deliver higher quality software faster, to match the needs of today’s ‘always on’ business,” said Terri Avnaim, VP of marketing, Sauce Labs. “Sauce Labs provides the most secure and reliable cloud-based testing platform in the market.”
The updated version of the Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin is free and available for immediate download via Sauce Labs and is accessible from the Jenkins Plugin Marketplace. For more information, visit the Sauce OnDemand Jenkins CI Plugin Wiki or register for a free Sauce Labs trial account at: www.saucelabs.com/signup/trial.
To learn more about using Sauce Labs and the Jenkins Plugin, sign up for our free “Simplify CI with the Updated Jenkins Plugin for Sauce Labs” webinar on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT. For details and registration, visit: http://info.saucelabs.com/JenkinsPlugin_LP.html