Testing JS Units in the Cloud

JavaScript plays a central role in today's modern applications (both Web and mobile), but to ensure that everything is running smoothly, it's essential that developers run tests across target browsers.

Cloud-based app testing solution Sauce Labs is providing a platform that does just that, giving developers the ability to automatically test whether the JavaScript used in their Web and mobile applications renders correctly using its test infrastructure of more than 150 browser and operating system platforms.

"Using Sauce for JS unit tests gives developers instant access to difficult to maintain browser/OS combinations, so they can get better test coverage, and allows them integrate tests with their Continuous Integration, or CI, systems," said John Dunham, CEO and co-founder 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."

Those new features include a REST API that gives frontend developers insights into browser-specific issues within their apps. Sauce Labs also retooled their test details page to highlight the results of JS unit tests.