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Special Sauce (Labs) For JavaScript Unit Testing

Sauce Labs cloud-based mobile and web application testing solutions now enjoy expanded platform support and new features for JavaScript (JS) Unit Testing on Sauce.

Developers are now able to automatically test whether the JavaScript in their web and mobile applications renders correctly using Sauce Labs' test infrastructure of more than 150 browser / OS platforms.

With JavaScript code playing an "increasingly critical" role in modern web apps, the company insists that JS unit testing is essential to ensure quality and keep up with the accelerating pace of web development.

Sauce Labs suggests that many developers are limited to testing against the browsers available on their own laptops or internal test infrastructure. By using the Sauce Labs platform for JS unit testing, developers can run tests across all their target browsers, increasing the coverage of their testing and the speed of their release cycles.

"Using Sauce for JS unit tests gives developers instant access to difficult-to-maintain OS/browser combinations, so they can get better test coverage and integrate tests with their Continuous Integration, or CI, systems," said John Dunham, CEO and cofounder of Sauce Labs. "Hundreds of users have already been using Sauce Labs to run their JavaScript unit tests in the cloud, but the new features make it even simpler."

Sauce's latest JS unit testing developments include a convenient REST API designed to make it easier for developers to run tests on the Sauce Lab cloud. To more quickly help frontend developers identify the browser-specific issues within their web and mobile applications, Sauce Labs says it has overhauled its test details page, creating a new reporting page that specifically details the results of JS unit tests.

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