What's New in Web Automation

The LambdaTest Web Automation platform has been upgraded with some new features and enhancements.👇 

📌 Generate Multiple Lighthouse Reports Using Lambda Hooks

LambdaTest enables Selenium automation with the added capability of generating multiple Lighthouse reports using Lambda Hooks. This includes the hook structure, expected behavior, and the specific conditions triggering report generation or error occurrences.

📌 Generate Lighthouse Reports With Playwright Lighthouse Library

With LambdaTest, you can seamlessly perform Playwright automation and effortlessly generate Lighthouse reports using the Playwright Lighthouse Library – all within a single test.

📌 Support for Selenium 4.14 - 4.17

You can now perform automation testing using Selenium 4.14 - 4.17. This enhancement is compatible with the newest Java features for improved performance and stability in your test automation. Also, you can experience faster test execution and reduced latency with optimized WebDriver calls and a more efficient Selenium Grid, all accessible through our cloud.

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New Features in Test Analytics and HyperExecute

TEST ANALYTICS

Real-Time Browser Concurrency Usage - Support for Sub-Organizations 

With the latest update, parent organization account users can now seamlessly monitor the real-time browser session usage of all their sub-organizations from a single, unified view. This feature grants the ability to observe which sub-organizations are utilizing more or fewer resources, thereby enabling a more strategic and informed approach to resource planning.

Key Benefits:

  • Centralized Monitoring: Administrators can now track browser concurrency from a central dashboard, providing a comprehensive overview of resource usage across all sub-organizations.
  • Resource Optimization: Real-time insights allow for immediate adjustments to resource allocation, ensuring optimal performance and cost-efficiency.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Detailed usage statistics empower parent organizations with the data required to make informed decisions about future resource provisioning and capacity planning.
  • Increased Control: This update offers a granular level of control, allowing for the identification of usage patterns and potential areas for improvement within sub-organizations.

For more information, refer to our documentation - Advanced Test Analytics.

HYPEREXECUTE

Support for Test Muting

With Test Muting functionality, you can temporarily disable the execution of a test case. This can helpful for skipping failing or irrelevant tests, enhancing the efficiency and efficacy of your test process and enabling you to concentrate on the most important results.

To get started, head to our documentation - Test Muting in HyperExecute.

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Presenting the All-New UnderPass Desktop Application

Presenting our all-new UnderPass desktop application, available now for both Windows and macOS!

Here's the scoop on what's fresh:

  • Redesigned User Interface: We revamped the UI for a more user-friendly experience. 💻
  • Diverse Login Options: Now, log in with your email and password or choose the ease of Google, GitHub, or SSO. 🔐
  • Multiple Tunnel Management: Our upgraded application lets you handle multiple tasks at once. Efficient, right? 🚇
  • Advanced Configuration: If you're into detailed setups, we've got advanced tunneling options for both basic and intricate needs. 🔧
  • Streamlined Log Sharing: Debugging is a breeze with our easy log copying feature. 🔍

To get started, refer to the documentation LambdaTest UnderPass.

New Features: Smart UI and Account Management

Smart UI

  • Perform Smart UI testing with Storybook 7 and get enhanced component visualization, testing, and collaboration capabilities.
  • Smart baseline strategy for SmartUI to streamline the process of updating baselines for approved screenshots, reducing manual intervention, and improving the overall efficiency of the testing workflow.
  • Now take multiple screenshots in a build and give them the same name. This is useful for comparing different stages or elements, as you're not limited to just one screenshot with the same name in a build. This overwrite screenshot feature in Smart UI will replace (overwrite) the latest screenshot with the previous ones in that build.

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

  • New security features in the LambdaTest Tunnel to configure security options for the tunnel to restrict tunnel creation to specific users, turn tunnel sharing on or off, and control which local domains are accessible (or inaccessible) through the tunnel. 
  • Audit logs in LambdaTest Tunnel for user and organization-level activities to monitor account activity, detect unauthorized access, investigate security incidents, track user-level and organization-level activity history, and audit compliance with security policies.
  • Password and access key expiry policy to let organization administrators set the duration of password and access key expiry. After that, users can create a new password and/or use the regenerated access key. Admins will also be able to exempt certain users from the application of this policy. 
  • LambdaTest integration with Zenkit for tracking and managing bugs and issues. With this integration, you can effortlessly log bugs directly from the LambdaTest platform to your Zenkit instance, eliminating the need to maintain tasks and issues manually. 

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App Automation on Emulators and Simulators, Flaky Test Detection With Test Intelligence, Latest iPhone 15 Simulators, and More

APP AUTOMATION

App Automation on Emulators and Simulators 

LambdaTest now supports App Automation on Emulators and Simulators. With this feature, you can automate mobile apps on a virtual device cloud of Emulators and Simulators. Currently, this feature is available in the Beta phase, with support for the Appium framework.

Head over to our documentation to get started - App Automation Using Emulators and Simulators on LambdaTest.

SmartUI

DOM Comparison for Playwright and Puppeteer

While performing visual regression testing, if you have any dynamic elements that are not in the same position across test runs, you can now ignore/select a specific area to be removed from the comparison using the Playwright and Puppeteer framework. 

Refer to the documentation to get started - Handle Dynamic Elements in SmartUI.

TEST INTELLIGENCE 

AI-Powered Flaky Test Detection 

LambdaTest Test Intelligence platform is now live with flaky test detection to help you identify the flaky tests in your test suite. It provides you with a list of tests that are flaky and the reason behind the flakiness of the test. 

You can also view the history of the flaky tests and the number of times the test has failed in the past. This helps you to identify the flaky tests and fix them to improve the quality of your test suite.

Check the documentation - Flaky Test Detection with Test Intelligence.

LAMBDATEST TUNNEL

New Tunnel Flags for NTLM Authentication

LambdaTest Tunnel now offers support for NTLM authentication, a Microsoft-specific authentication mechanism used on IIS Servers. To use this feature, we've introduced two new flags: --ntlm-username and --ntlm-password.

REAL TIME TESTING

Test on the Latest iPhone 15 Simulators with iOS 17

You can now test your web and native mobile apps on the latest iPhone 15 Series running iOS 17. The available iPhone 15 Simulators include the following models: 

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Pro, Pro Max
  • iPhone 15 Plus 

INTEGRATIONS

LambdaTest Integration With Axosoft

LambdaTest now offers integration with Axosoft to enable the creation and management of bugs or issues directly from the LambdaTest platform.

To use this integration, visit the documentation - LambdaTest Integration With Axosoft.

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Live With SmartUI CLI, Test Case Insights, iOS Biometric Authentication & New Browsers

SmartUI

SmartUI CLI for Visual Regression Testing

We've just introduced a SmartUI CLI to make visual regression testing easier and more convenient for you. With this, you can now perform visual regression testing effortlessly right from your command line terminal.

It's easy to get started with SmartUI CLI -

  1. Install the necessary dependencies.
  2. Create a URL file.
  3. Configure your project token.
  4. Create and configure SmartUI config.
  5. Execute the tests on the SmartUI cloud using CLI.

For more details, check the documentation SmartUI CLI.

Test Analytics

Get Test Case Insights in Test Analytics for HyperExecute

We have now added two new widgets in LambdaTest Analytics: the Test Cases Health Snapshot and the Test Cases View for HyperExecute. These widgets are designed to make it easier for you to dive into the details of your test execution at the individual test case level. 

With these features, you can now access in-depth information about the number and types of test cases. The best part is that you can customize these widgets and apply advanced filters to tailor your analysis according to your specific needs. It's all about giving you the tools to gain a deeper understanding of your test cases and their performance.  

APP Automation  REAL TIME APP TESTING

Biometric Authentication for iOS

LambdaTest now supports biometric authentication on real devices for iOS 13 and above versions. With this new feature, you can test the biometric authentication functionality in your iOS apps to ensure that the app provides an optimal user experience on various iOS devices and platforms.

Head over to our documentation to get started with Biometric Authentication.

REAL TIME  BROWSER TESTING

The latest browser versions to enhance your cross browser testing capabilities are now live.

  • Chrome 117 Beta, 116, 115
  • Firefox 118 Beta, 117, 116
  • Edge 117 Beta, 116, 115 
  • Opera 102, 101, 100
  • Brave 1.57, 1.56, 1.53

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New Features: Web Automation and HyperExecute

WEB AUTOMATION

Auto Healing to Overcome Test Flakiness 🩹 

Test flakiness and unexpected failures can be really frustrating. But worry not! With our AI-powered Auto Healing feature, you can now automatically recover from certain test failures, reduce flakiness and proactively handle unexpected errors, improving the overall reliability of your test suites. 


📕 Check the documentation - Auto Healing for Selenium Web Automation.

Geolocation Testing for Cities 🌎 

LambdaTеst now offеrs еxclusivе support for Gеolocation tеsting for citiеs. Through this functionality, you can now gain thе еffortlеss ability to mimic gеolocation coordinatеs for various cities while performing automated browser testing. This feature is supported for framеworks such as Sеlеnium, Cyprеss, Playwright, Puppеtееr, and k6. 


HYPEREXECUTE

Download Consolidated HTML Reports for Playwright Tests 📜 

Our latest updatе in HyperExecute еnablеs you to download consolidatеd HTML rеports for your Playwright tеsts. This translatеs to comprеhеnsivе and mеticulously organizеd rеports that еncompass all vital tеst run dеtails in a singlе location. Through thе downloadablе consolidatеd HTML rеports, you can quickly rеtriеvе and sеamlеssly sharе tеst rеsults with your tеam and stakеholdеrs. 

📕 For morе information, rеfеr to thе documеntation - Consolidatеd Playwright HTML Rеport on HypеrExеcutе.

Run Tests With Quiet Mode Functionality 🔇 

With еvеry job еxеcution in HypеrExеcutе, significant numbеr of logs arе gеnеratеd. Whilе thеsе logs arе valuablе for in-dеpth dеbugging and analysis, wе also undеrstand that thеy can somеtimеs ovеrwhеlm Continuous Intеgration (CI) systеms, particularly during еxtеnsivе tеst еxеcutions.

To address this concern and provide you with morе control over logging output, we have introduced thе all-nеw Quiеt Modе in HypеrExеcutе. This fеaturе allows you to strеamlinе your tеst runs by displaying only thе most rеlеvant updatеs during thе tеst еxеcution. By doing so, you can now run your tеsts with significantly fеwеr logs without compromising on thе quality of dеbugging and analysis.

📕 Refer to the documentation to learn more - Quiet Mode in HyperExecute.

Schedule Test Execution With HyperExecute Workflow 🕝 

With HyperExecute Workflow, you can now easily schеdulе tеst runs and makе your tеsting procеss smoothеr than еvеr. Whеthеr you nееd tеsts to run rеgularly or at spеcific intеrvals, HypеrExеcutе Workflow has you covеrеd. By automating tеst schеduling, you can usе rеsourcеs bеttеr, and еnsurе tеsts run at thе right timеs without manual еffort. 

📕 Head over to the documentation - HyperExecute Workflow.

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New Features in Web and App Automation

Web Automation

Google Lighthouse Report for Playwright Testing 💈 

You can now view the Lighthouse Performance Metrics while running Playwright tests on the LambdaTest cloud. By generating the Lighthouse report, you can view the following performance metrics: 

  • Performance 
  • Accessibility 
  • Best Practices 
  • SEO 
  • Progressive Web App

Currently, LambdaTest supports Lighthouse Audits on Chrome, Edge, and Chromium browsers. 

Refer to documentation:  View Lighthouse Performance Metrics for Playwright. 

Identify and Highlight CDP Errors in Command Logs  

Now you can identify failed command logs at a glance on the LambdaTest Automation Dashboard, allowing you to highlight error command logs instantly. For Playwright, Puppeteer, Taiko, and K6 tests, you can view both the passed and failed status of command logs. This feature makes troubleshooting and debugging easier, as you are able to pinpoint the specific command that caused the error.

Introducing Max Duration for Test Session Timeout 🔴 

For Cypress tests, you can specify a maximum time limit for the test to execute before it is automatically stopped, thus freeing up resources for other tests to execute. Please refer to the documentation Max Duration for Test Session Timeout.

APP AUTOMATION
 

Support for Regular Expression in Playwright Android Testing 🎭 

There may be instances in which the selected device is unavailable when conducting tests on LambdaTest. As a result, Regular Expression (REGEX) comes in handy by expanding the search criteria in order to find alternative devices for testing. 

We have now enabled the support for Regular Expression to fetch device names that are available for Playwright testing on Android devices.

For more details, check the documentation Capabilities for Playwright Android Testing.

Disable Screenshot Block for Android Testing 📱 

LambdaTеst now provides Disable Screenshot Block feature (in Beta) for real Android devices, providing a valuablе solution for mobile app tеsting when dealing with applications that imposе rеstrictions on taking scrееnshots. 

With this feature, you can disablе thе scrееnshot block for Android dеvicеs and perform tеsting without еncountеring any disruptions likе black scrееns or missеd scrееnshots duе to thе app's inhеrеnt propеrtiеs.  

Disable Screenshot Block is supported in Real Time App Testing and App Automation. 

Refer to the documentation Disable Screenshot Block for Android.

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SmartUI & Analytics: Latest Features and Enhancements

Our team is excited to announce the new features and enhancements to LambdaTest's SmartUI and Analytics Platform. Let's take a look at them.

SmartUI

Test on Edge Browser 🌐 

SmartUI now supports Edge browser in addition to other supported browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and more. Using Storybook, you can test your software application's UI components on the Edge browser to ensure they function and render perfectly.

Capture Full Page Screenshots with Auto-Height Detection 📷 

Earlier A/B testing of images with SmartUI requires you to take full-page screenshots to make more informed decisions. In addition, capturing full-page screenshots in Storybook also requires manual configuration of the page height.

With the Auto Height Detection feature, now you can capture full-page screenshots by automatically detecting and adjusting the page height and avoid the hassle of manually specifying the height parameter in the configuration file.

Integration of GitHub App with Playwright 🔁 

SmartUI now integrates the GitHub App with Playwright, allowing you to link your GitHub repositories directly to your LambdaTest's SmartUI accounts. 

With SmartUI, you and your teams can easily share test scripts, review changes, and provide feedback within their GitHub repositories. With any CI tool on GitHub, you can get information about the status of visual regression builds and pull and push requests.

Analytics

LambdaTest Test Analytics Templates 📰 

With the new Test Analytics Templates, you can now access pre-built templates that provide comprehensive insight into your test results, making it easier to analyze and interpret the information. 

These templates provide a structured framework for the presentation of test analytics, allowing you to customize and visualize their data in a visual and meaningful manner. You and your teams can save time and effort by leveraging these templates instead of creating test reports from scratch.

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Run your Selenium tests using SmartWait Functionality

Hey folks 👋 

LambdaTest Automation now supports the SmartWait feature to increase the efficiency and accuracy of your automated test execution. 🕛 

With SmartWait, you can reduce the amount of code dedicated to explicit/implicit waits in your Selenium test suite, making it easier to read and maintain.

SmartWait runs a series of actionability checks on a webpage element before any action is executed on it. It uses an intelligent algorithm that holds off on performing an action until all relevant checks have been successfully passed. SmartWait returns the relevant Selenium error message if the checks are not passed within a stipulated timeframe.

📕 To get started with SmartWait on LambdaTest, check out our documentation SmartWait functionality for Selenium testing.

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