Lessons on Automated Browser Testing


Socket.io provides some thoughts around browser testing in this age of n browsers all with slightly different issues:

Every commit to the Socket.IO codebase now triggers a testing matrix totaling to 25 browsers, including Android and iOS.

We accomplish this by having make test seamlessly set up a reverse tunnel to ephemeral ports in your computer (thus making it accessible from the outside world), and have them execute on the Sauce Labs cloud, which is in charge of virtualizing and executing browsers on all the environments we care about.

~ by mdavey on June 2, 2014.

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