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Chrome and Firefox beta/dev cross browser testing

This week we've been adding many more browser versions to our list of browsers you can pick from. You can now instantly launch a Chrome browser as old as version 35 on our website and use it with your mouse and keyboard. Or use it in your Selenium IDE/Selenium Builder/Webdriver test to automatically test your website. We've added Chrome versions 35 - 45 for all Mac (Yosemite/Mavericks), Linux and Windows (XP, 7, 8, 10) platforms.

Chrome and Firefox beta/dev versions

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Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge Cross browser testing

Microsoft-Edge-Windows10-Browser Windows 10 is now available on TestingBot to use during both manual and automated testing (Selenium webdriver). This is the latest OS version available from Microsoft, with all installed updates, running the most recent version of Microsoft Edge.
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Speeding up our TestingBot Tunnel to browser test your internal websites

With our TestingBot Tunnel you can easily and securely test your websites running on your local computer or internal network. When you download and start the tunnel, the java process makes a call to TestingBot to create a new pristine VM which will act as a proxy between your network and our browser grid. As you start a test, the browser in our grid will connect to the VM, which in turn will forward the proxy request to your machine via SSH. The proxy VM runs the latest version of Squid to cache static files, speeding up the transfer between your network and our browser grid.
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How we run your Selenium RC tests on mobile devices

Some time ago we mentioned you can now run your Selenium RC tests on our mobile browsers. Selenium RC is an old protocol, which does not run on Safari/Android/iOS. The Selenium Webdriver protocol however, which is actively maintained, does run on everything, including mobile.
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New design for our Manual Testing Service

Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 5.04.12 PM Today we're introducing a new design for our Manual Testing Service. The new design offers a full page view of the browser you're testing in.
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TestLab: customize e-mail alert & receive recover alerts

Today we've updated our TestLab, where you can upload your Selenium IDE tests and schedule test-runs, with 2 new features. The first new feature is an optional custom error message. Before, TestingBot sent the error message received from Selenium to your e-mail or phone (SMS text message). Now, you can specify a custom error message for your alerts and use variables like %test_name% or %browser%, which will then be sent to your e-mail or phone. The second new feature is an optional recover notification. When enabling this, you'll get notified through e-mail or SMS that a previous failed test is now successful.
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Run your Selenium IDE/RC tests on Android and iOS

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 12.01.58 We've upgraded our TestLab to enable running your Selenium IDE/RC tests on mobile emulators, including various flavors of Android and iPhone/iPad. Just like before, you upload a test or a suite created with Selenium IDE, select the browsers (or mobile devices) you want the test to run on, specify error/report settings and click run.
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Using git to automate your browser testing

post-commit If you're looking for a way to run tests after each git commit push, you can use the 'post-commit' hook supplied by git. In your repository, create a post-commit file:
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Keeping our Selenium VMs up to date

At TestingBot we make sure that all VMs running in our network are patched with the latest updates. We make sure to update our Windows Virtual Machines as soon as possible after Patch Tuesday, when Microsoft releases new Windows updates. This means our Windows VMs always have the latest security updates from Microsoft.
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How we make our interactive testing super fast

At TestingBot, we like our users to profit from fast access to our VMs. In our manual testing area, we provide a way to pick an Operating System, Browser and browser version. As soon as you picked a combination you'd like to use, we spin up a Virtual Machine, which is a virtual computer in our cloud system. This computer is fresh, not used by anyone before you and will not be used by anyone after you. As soon as you close the manual test session, the computer and all its data is destroyed.
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