Cross-Browser Testing Blog

Announcing Browserling's Live API

We've worked hard at Browserling and we're very proud to announce Browerling's Live API!

Browserling's Live API lets you embed real browsers in your applications on demand. Our API also lets you interact with the browsers through a very neat JavaScript programming interface.

Watch this 4 minute demo to see Live API in action:

Here are some real-world use cases from our early API customers:

  • Automating cross-browser tests - Embed a browser and point it at your test files. The browser will load and run your tests.
  • Automating interactions with browsers - Move mouse, click, drag, navigate links, type text and send send keys to your application through the JavaScript API.
  • Continuous integration - Load any browser at any time on every commit. Accept or reject commits based on what you see.
  • QA - Before releasing your application, preview it in all the browsers at once as part of quality assurance process.
  • Secure browsing - Provide a secure, virtualized browsing environment to your employees or product users.
  • Rebranding, white labeling and reselling - Use our API to create your own cross-browser testing product. We run the browsers and you make money!

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Fog Creek Software Interview with Browserling's Co-Founder and CEO

Today Browserling's co-founder and CEO Peteris Krumins was interviewed on one of the world's most popular programming blogs. He talked about how he got into software development, his future Browserling plans, his development environment and favorite software development books.

Read the full interview here on Fog Creek's blog.

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Firefox 37 Added to Browserling

A few hours ago today the new Firefox 37 was released and we've already added it to Browserling. You can already cross-browser test your site in Firefox 37.

Cross-browser testing in Firefox 37

The new Firefox 37 features include:

  • Yandex set as default search provider for the Turkish locale.
  • Bing search now uses HTTPS for secure searching.
  • Improved protection against site impersonation via OneCRL centralized certificate revocation.
  • Encrypt HTTP traffic where the server supports HTTP/2 AltSvc.

Firefox 37 biggest changes include:

  • Disabled insecure TLS version fallback for site security.
  • Improved performance of WebGL rendering on Windows.
  • Improved certificate and TLS communication security by removing support for DSA.
  • Extended SSL error reporting for reporting non-certificate errors.
  • TLS False Start optimization now requires a cipher suite using AEAD construction.

Firefox 37 HTML5 updates include:

  • Implemented a subset of the Media Source Extensions (MSE) API to allow native HTML5 playback on YouTube (Windows Vista or later only).
  • Added support for CSS display:contents.
  • IndexedDB now accessible from worker threads.
  • New SDP/JSEP implementation in WebRTC.

Firefox 37 developer tool updates include:

  • Debug tabs opened in Chrome Desktop, Chrome for Android, and Safari for iOS.
  • New Inspector animations panel to control element animations.
  • New Security Panel included in Network Panel.
  • Debugger panel support for chrome:// and about:// URIs.
  • Added logging of weak ciphers to the web console.

Happy cross-browser testing!

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New Feature - Basic Screenshots

We just released a new feature - basic screenshots.

Basic screenshots lets anyone capture, save and share screenshots of browsers. Saving and sharing is only available to our paying customers. Free plan users can still try it out they won't be able to save them to their accounts.

This new feature is located in Tools - Screenshots menu. Try it out!

We're soon adding a screenshot editor that will let users draw shapes and arrows on the screenshot to indicate problems. Later we're also adding Screenshots API. Follow us on Twitter @browserling for updates.

Happy cross-browser testing!

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