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Slack and CBT: Sharing Test Results the Easy Way

We here at CrossBrowserTesting love Slack. It has streamlined our team communication and has made working remotely easy and fun.

Some critics/schoolyard bullies have asked us, "If you love Slack so much, why don't you marry it?" And now, in a way, we have!
We are proud to introduce our very own Slack integration. We think it's pretty great, but you don't have to take our word for it: try it out yourself!

Comparing Your Website Across Browsers, Side by Side

One of the challenging parts of designing a responsive site is truly visualizing what your website will look like across platforms. Most of us develop or design on only one or two machines. If you’re like me, a new machine as a daily driver is a pretty big interruption in life and I try to minimize that as much as possible. That’s why our Screenshot Comparison tool is so powerful. Your users are on their main computers too, and their experience is actually more important that yours!

How To Use Google Analytics To Find Out What Devices Your Customers Use

Diving into what browsers and devices your website is accessed from can help you concentrate your testing on the devices and browsers that your customers are actually using. Testing on every single device can be a challenge, given the fact Android alone has over 25,000 different device combinations across 10 operating systems... a number that continues to grow. Displaying a consistent experience across platforms and devices is integral to web and software development in today's market.

XPath and CSS Translation

XPath and CSS can both be used to denote locations in an XML document. These 2 syntaxes help guide your Selenium tests and allow automation to follow your well thought out test strategy. CSS is native to all browsers and specifically built for rendering in browsers, while XPath can give your Selenium test an exactness that is sometimes lacking in CSS. We put together a few tables to help translate XPath to CSS and vice versa. For browser testing, this translation can be especially effective for designers, developers and testers working together during the development and testing phase.

How To Start a Browser Test In One Click

Wouldn’t it be nice to be browsing a particular page on your website and start testing it across multiple browsers and devices with just a few clicks of the mouse? Well, did you know we have a bookmarklet?

Sorry About Our Downtime

Dear CBT Users,

You may be aware that yesterday morning, CrossBrowserTesting’s service was briefly interrupted by a DDOS attack. Starting Tuesday morning, we were alerted to a failing test in our system. We quickly came to the conclusion that we were under a DDOS attack. With only minimal downtime, we were able to bring our services online at around 8am. However, the attack intensified and service speed and reliability degraded again even further. We deemed the problem was easier to fix by taking our services off-line and did so around 3:00 p.m. eastern.

Joining SmartBear Family


We are happy to announce we are now part of the SmartBear Software family.


Who is SmartBear Software?

Glad you asked. SmartBear builds software quality tools used by more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries. They are the folks behind the popular testing tools TestComplete and SoapUI, as well as the killer open source API definition platform Swagger. Impressive, right?

What’s going to happen to CrossBrowserTesting?

#tags and notes for all

We've just added the ability to add #tags to your notes. In addition , users can add notes at the top test level! Prior to this change notes could only be added to individual test results, like a Live Test Video or Screenshot Result. Now, the whole test can have a description.

Notes example image

When entering notes, users can use hashtags (#) to label or flag issues on tests and their results. These notes can be seen on the test history lists for quick reference.

Git Commit & Git Push & Run a Screenshot

We have added a new feature for all of you GitHub.com users. You can now run a screenshot using a GitHub Webhook. GitHub Webhooks are POWERFUL and now in combination with CrossBrowserTesting.com you have the ability to run a Screenshot Test for your awesome website on every push to GitHub.

1. From your repository "Settings" page, select "Webhooks and services".
2. Select "Add Webhook"
3. Set the "Payload URL" to "http://crossbrowsertesting.com/api/v3/screenshots/"
4. Set the "Content type" to "application/json"
5. Select which event that you want to trigger the Screenshot Webhook.

Happy New Year from CrossBrowserTesting!

Happy New Year from CrossBrowserTesting. We had a great year and hopefully you did too!

We took some time today to gather up the session data and make some info graphics based on frequency of the requested operating systems.

Then for browsers.

Happy Testing!

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