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.

Start Testing 🚀 

HyperExecute's Latest Updates: Ruby Runtime Support, Latest Chrome Support, and more

About:
Hyperexecute is excited to announce this week’s feature updates that will transform your testing experience. Let’s get into a deep dive for each.

Highlights:
  • Ruby Runtime Support: We now offer Ruby runtime support, for seamless testing across Windows, Linux and Mac environments.
  • Chrome 116.0 Support: HyperExecute now supports Chrome 116.0 under the 'latest' keyword for browser versions.
  • TestNG for Mobile Testing: Hyperexecute now provides TestNG support for app testing with Appium, simplifying the testing experience.

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

Start Testing

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Gеt ready to gеar up for TеstμConf 2023! 📺 

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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.

  Start Free Testing

Smart Crop for Visual Regression Testing using Appium

With SmartUI's new real-device mobile notification status bar crop feature, you can take your Appium visual regression testing workflows to the next level. 

By using Smart Crop, you can crop out the status bar from screenshots and focus solely on the core UI elements during visual comparisons.

SmartUI leverages machine learning algorithms to detect and crop the status bar from screenshots accurately. This allows you to concentrate solely on the important UI elements by excluding them from visual comparisons. 

Original Screenshot:

Cropped Screenshot:

 📕 Read our blog to know more about the Smart Crop feature.

Start Testing

Introducing the LambdaTest New Application Life Cycle Policy

Hey folks 👋 

In our ongoing effort to provide a seamless and efficient testing environment, we at LambdaTest are implementing a new Application Life Cycle Policy. 

As of 25th June 2023, any application uploaded to our platform will remain available for a duration of 90 days from the upload date. After this period, the application will be automatically deleted from our cloud.

This policy change aims to manage system resources more effectively, ensuring high performance for all end-users and customers. We recognize the importance of your applications in your testing processes. Therefore, we highly recommend maintaining local backups of your applications to prevent any disruptions to your workflows.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new policy, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated support team.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continue to improve our services to suit your needs better.

Coding Jag Weekly: 143rd Issue is out

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From intelligent test automation to advanced analytics and predictive insights, AI brings forth a myriad of opportunities to enhance the QA process. It also challenges the role of QA professionals in this AI-driven world.

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In this issue of Coding Jag, we'll explore how embracing failure in testing can foster a culture of continuous improvement, encourage experimentation, and ultimately lead to more robust and innovative solutions.

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