Introducing the New LambdaTest UI Across All Products

Hey folks 👋 

Today, we announce a brand new user interface (UI) coming to all LambdaTest products! This update marks a significant step forward in our mission to deliver an exceptional testing experience and elevate your efficiency.

We understand the importance of a smooth transition, so we'll be rolling out the new UI in phases. This allows us to ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption to your workflow. We'll also be gathering your valuable feedback throughout the process to continuously refine and optimize the experience.

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SmartUI SDK: Handle Dynamic Data and New Frameworks Support

Handling Dynamic Data in SmartUI SDK 

When conducting visual tests, you may encounter scenarios where certain elements within your software application change between test runs. These changes might introduce inconsistencies in your test results. 

You can now ignore/select specific element(s) to be removed from the comparison by parsing the options in the smartuiSnapshot function.

Check the documentation: Handling Dynamic Data in SmartUI SDK.

Support for New Frameworks in SmartUI SDK 

Apart from Selenium, SmartUI SDK now has support for Playwright, Puppeteer, and TestCafe. 

Refer to the following documentation to get started:

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[New] Handle Dynamic Data in Selenium Using Ignore/Select by XPath

The Ignore/Select functionality for DOM elements in Selenium has been improved with extended support for XPath. With this, you can now ignore or select DOM elements not only in viewport screenshots but also in full-page screenshots.

Additionally, this release enhances the handling of Ignore/Select and full-page arguments in the Smart UI hook, offering a more refined and efficient approach.

📕 To get started, refer to the documentation - Handling Dynamic Data in Selenium Using Ignore/Select by XPath.

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HyperExecute: Enhance Your Development Efficiency with our Latest Releases

Release Announcement HyperExecute 

Streamline Maven Runtime Support in your Projects 🧑‍💻

Enhance your development process with Maven runtime support in HyperExecute. Enjoy seamless integration and optimized performance for Maven-based projects, making your execution process even more efficient.

📕 Check the documentation to setup Maven support

Detailed Control with Regex Retry Option ⚙️

Regular expressions offer precise control, allowing you to fine-tune when test retries are triggered. Specify the exact situations where you want tests to run again, ensuring optimal resource utilization and laser-focused testing execution

📗 Read the documentation

Streamline Naming with Artifact-Matrix Parameter Value 📝

Simplify artifact management by replacing artifact names with browser-parameter values. This enhancement ensures consistency and clarity in your project, making it easier to manage and track artifacts associated with different parameters.

📘 Read the documentation

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Run Visual Regression Tests With Smart UI SDK

Now perform visual regression testing with Smart UI SDK.

Our new Smart UI SDK captures the DOM of your website/URL and renders it across multiple browsers and resolutions in a single call, enabling seamless testing of websites in multiple environments and ensuring UI consistency across builds. 

You can also integrate it easily with your functional tests or use it for batch-testing multiple static URLs. 

Smart UI SDK is currently supported for Selenium with Java, Node.js, and Python. 

Support with more frameworks is on the way!

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Beta Browser Support in HyperExecute

HyperExecute 

HyperExecute now supports beta browsers for the Windows Platform! 🎉

This means you can now test your web applications on the latest beta versions of popular browsers for the Windows platform, ensuring compatibility and catching potential issues early on.

Here's what's new:

  • Beta Browser Deployment: Easily deploy beta browsers on HyperExecute, just as you would stable browsers.
  • Expanded Testing Coverage: Expand your testing coverage to include beta browser versions, identifying potential compatibility issues before they impact your users.
  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Get ahead of the game by testing on beta browsers and ensuring your web applications are ready for the latest browser features.

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Smart UI: New API to Fetch Build Status and Ability to Capture Screenshot of Specific Element

New API to Fetch Build Status for Smart UI 🔼 

With the new API for Smart UI testing, you can now get all the build statuses by making an API call for fetching the status of the builds that are run in your project. 

To get started, check the documentation - APIs for Smart UI Automation

Capture Screenshots of Specific Elements with Selenium 📷 

You can now capture screenshots of specific elements by leveraging various locator mechanisms such as XPath, CSS ID, class, and selectors. This precision-driven approach ensures accurate Selenium visual regression testing for your web application. 

Refer to our guide - Capture Screenshot of Specific Element with Selenium.

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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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New in Smart UI: Custom Viewport Configuration for Storybook

To provide the visualization of your UI components on various device screens, you can now set up custom viewport configurations. 

This feature is an extension of Storybook's existing Viewport toolbar item, enabling you to capture and view stories in different dimensions, such as mobile or tablet, with specific orientations like portrait or landscape.

📒 To get started, refer to our guide: Custom Viewport Configuration for Storybook.

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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