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Solano Labs Sponsors New Community: AutoTestCentral.com

We are extremely happy to announce the launching of an online community blog based on the interest we have received from our first three Automated Testing Meetup Groups.  The blog is called AutoTestCentral.com “Where people who write and test software come to talk about automation”  We are very excited to grow and support this community! […]

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Lumos Labs – Fast Tests with Solano CI Remove Testing Barriers

by Carl Furrow of Lumos Labs Making sure your test suite runs quickly ensures that it will be run often. We at Lumos Labs (lumosity.com) have been working on an in-house Jenkins CI setup to run our ~2500 tests across ~360 files in under 10 minutes. Our Jenkins setup consists of about 24 executor VMs. For […]

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Speeding Up our Test Suite: From 2.5 hours to 20 mins with Solano Labs

by Drew Blas, Software Engineer, Chargify.com At Chargify we rely heavily on automated testing to ensure that we always maintain a working app. With so many customers and a heavily utilized API, it’s critical that we maintain complete backwards compatibility and ensure we don’t impact existing customer operations. That’s why our test suite consists of […]

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CoachUp Now Coaching on CI Best Practices

by Arian Radmand CTO @ www.coachup.com The CoachUp engineering department is constantly refining its development process for the sake of efficiency. I wanted to spend some time talking about one change we’ve recently made that I really feel has maximized our development speed: setting up Tddium’s continuous integration environment (solanolabs.com). I should begin by talking […]

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Dr. Testlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Automated Testing* by Brent McNish

(A great post from one of our joint Sauce Labs / Solano Labs Customers at www.deliberator.com. Thanks Brent for sharing! Congrats guys on your Beta Launch!) with apologies to Stanley Kubrick I’m the co-founder and CTO of Deliberator, a new social network for ideas. Deliberator brings people together to create, debate and propagate solutions to the complex problems […]

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