Selenium Web App Testing Goes Commercial
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With Sauce Labs as its commercial sponsor, the popular open source Web app testing software Selenium is poised for a boost thanks to its connection with Sauce Labs' IDE and On Demand offerings, which aim to make the technology more useful to a broader audience. Developer.com takes a look.
As increasing numbers of applications move online, the need for functional cross-browser testing continues to grow, which is good news for the open source Selenium project -- a popular automated application testing tool with nearly 3 million downloads to date.
The project now has a commercial backer courtesy of Sauce Labs, which is fresh off a $3.1 million Series A financing round, and which is led by Selenium creator Jason Huggins, who serves as the company's Executive Software Chef (essentially the CTO).
Now, Selenium's backers see the software -- coupled with the Sauce Labs IDE and On Demand services -- positioned to capitalize even more effectively on its core offering.