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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Now Test on Latest Samsung Galaxy S24 Series

Are your mobile apps ready for the latest Samsung Galaxy S24 series? 

Test them now on LambdaTest real device cloud and ensure your web and native mobile apps are compatible with the latest Samsung Galaxy S24 series. 📱 🌐 

Get ahead of the game by testing on these Galaxy S24 models:

  • Galaxy S24
  • Galaxy S24+
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to LambdaTest real device cloud and ensure your apps shine on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. 📱 

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New in App Automation: Network Throttling, and Locale/Language Support for Espresso and XCUITest

Network Throttling Support for Web and App Automation on Real Devices 📶 

 Now streamline your Appium testing and validate your app performance on varied network conditions such as 2G, 3G, LTE, and offline scenarios. It offers the capability to simulate diverse network profiles, replicating real-world scenarios and ensuring a reliable testing experience for both web and app automation on real devices. 

Refer to the documentation to get started: Network Throttling for Appium Automation.

Locale/Language Support for Espresso and XCUITest Automation 🌏 

While executing tests with Espresso and XCUITest, you now have the ability to effortlessly set up both locale and language preferences. This functionality ensures detailed testing of your mobile native and web applications with respect to various linguistic and regional scenarios.

To get started, check the following documentation:


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Now Test Your Mobile Apps on iOS 17.2

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LambdaTest now supports real-time browser and app testing on iOS 17.2 simulators. You can now thoroughly test your web and native mobile applications across various simulators running iOS version 17.2 📱

INTEGRATIONS

We constantly update our integration bucket to ensure compatibility with your preferred tools. Here are the latest LambdaTest integrations:

  • Gradle Plugin: LambdaTest has integrated with Gradle that lets you Espresso test automation at scale. By managing the entire development life cycle, from compilation to testing and deployment, the LambdaTest Gradle Plugin enables efficient parallel testing on real devices.
  • New Relic: LambdaTest integration with New Relic allows you to access LambdaTest test results within a customized New Relic Dashboard that provides a comprehensive overview of system performance and potential issues. This integration allows you to accelerate product delivery without compromising quality and speed.

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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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Introducing New App Automation Features – Available Now

LambdaTest App Automation has just shipped new features that make it easier than ever to build, test, and deploy quality mobile apps. 🚀 

Take a look 👇 

📌 New Lambda Hook to help you differentiate between multiple test cases within a single Appium session. This feature aims to improve debugging capabilities, making it easier to identify which test cases may be causing errors or taking longer to execute.

📌 See highlighted elements in both live and saved videos when using the findElement method for Appium testing. This can help you to easily identify which elements your script is interacting with during test execution and to review saved videos to understand how your tests performed and interacted with the elements.

To use this feature, your organization must have instrumentation enabled. You also need to add the instrumented: true capability to your test script.

📌 Live video support for web automation on real devices that provides real-time video feedback as your web automation scripts execute on real Android and iOS devices. This can help you to identify issues more easily, improve the quality of your testing, and validate the user experience directly.

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Now Test Your Mobile Apps on Android 14

Are your web and mobile apps ready for Android 14? 

Test them now on LambdaTest virtual device cloud running the latest Android 14 Emulators and ensure your web and native mobile apps are compatible with the latest Android 14. 📱 🌐 

Here are the following Emulators supporting Android 14:

  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Google Pixel 7
  • OnePlus 11 5G
  • realme GT2 Pro 

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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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Sharding for Espresso, Background Services in HyperExecute, and SmartUI Testing for PDFs

APP Automation

Sharding for Espresso Testing

LambdaTest App Automation now supports running Espresso tests via HyperExecute on real devices. Using this feature, you can speed up your testing cycles by splitting the Espresso test cases into shards and running them in parallel to save time while running other Espresso tests.  

For more details, please refer to our support document - Sharding for Espresso.

HyperExecute

Background Services in HyperExecute

Background Services in HyperExecute serve as a functionality primarily employed for running extended-duration Application Servers. Triggering these background services can be achieved through background or backgroundDirectives attributе within thе HyperExecute YAML configuration filе.

Refer to our getting started guide - Background Services in HyperExecute.

SmartUI Testing 

SmartUI Testing for PDF Files

We now support visual regression testing of PDF files that intelligently analyzes the visual content and structure of a PDF document and perform tests to ensure its correctness, readability, and layout consistency.

To begin PDF testing, check out the documentation - SmartUI Testing for PDF Files.

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