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Some thoughts on Sauce

We’re started using this service a long time ago, and I can say they improved a lot in the recent years.
It became a reliable cloud system for running automated tests and for manual testing with a wast amount of virtual machine/browser combinations and what I love about them that almost everything is documented.


Tips for managing and taking care of your VMware machines

Last time we talked about how to best optimize your VM for a smooth work experience. This time we’ll talk about working with VM. These tips will help you avoid loss of time and grief in losing a virtual machine or critical data you have on your partitions. They will make your job easier in a day to day work.

Tip #1

Do not use fdisk or a similar utility to create partition tables, even if it is in the guest operating system on remote VMware ESX servers while you are in the virtual machine on the console. After you add a virtual machine disk by using one or more partitions on a physical disk, never modify the partition tables by running fdisk in the guest operating system.

Cross-browser compatibility test using virtual machines

In my previous post I described cross-browser compatibility testing using online services. This time I will focus on cross-browser testing using virtual machines.
To be sure that your application will work as expected, you will need to test it in every supported browser/operating system (this means different versions of different browsers and different versions of operating systems installed)
To install different versions of browsers on different versions of operating systems you will need many virtual machines.
The disadvantage of having virtual machines locally is that you should have an advanced configuration, where you can run these virtual machines.