BrowserStack Enhances Open Source
June 13, 2018
has enhanced its open source program, offering free testing of open
source software on the BrowserStack Real Device Cloud. BrowserStack is
doubling down on its support for open source projects with full and
unlimited access to the BrowserStack platform and its capabilities. The
goal is to empower open source developers with the tools and
infrastructure necessary to test with speed, accuracy and scale.
“BrowserStack is committed to strengthening our ties with the open
source community and is dedicated to giving back to the developers that
rely on open source projects,” said Ritesh Arora, co-founder and CEO of
BrowserStack. “The open source community remains an important wellspring
of some of the most innovative ideas impacting software development. We
believe that, through access to powerful tools like BrowserStack, more
open source projects come to fruition and succeed.”
BrowserStack has supported thousands of open source projects, sponsors
groundbreaking projects like Selenium (through Software Freedom
Conservatory) and jQuery (through the JS Foundation), and is relied upon
by top technology companies such as Mozilla and Google for in-house open
source projects. All types of open source projects—including web
frameworks, web libraries, web applications, mobile apps and more—
leverage BrowserStack for their testing needs every day.
BrowserStack envisions a world in which all software is thoroughly
tested and every developer can deliver amazing user experiences. The
launch of an enhanced program for open source developers is a strategic
step towards fulfilling that vision and advancing BrowserStack’s
position as the world’s most trusted testing infrastructure.
Through BrowserStack’s enhanced open source program, developers can test
and debug code earlier in the development cycle and ship releases faster
with the confidence that their websites and apps will work seamlessly
across every user interface. Results include bug-free releases and
higher quality software, leading to higher rates of adoption and
ultimately a better customer experience. Using BrowserStack, developers
can focus on innovation and building better software, rather than
maintaining cumbersome and costly in-house device labs.
New features of BrowserStack’s open source program include:
to All Products. Get free, unlimited access to all BrowserStack products
by default: Live, Automate, App Live, Screenshots and App Automate, a
newly launched solution for automated testing of mobile apps.
More Users and Parallels. Speed up testing by inviting more project
contributors and running more concurrent manual and automated tests.
User and parallel limits are increased to five.
Real Device Testing. Leverage the
full scale of BrowserStack’s cloud of more than 1,200 real iOS and
Android devices, and achieve more accurate testing results by testing on
real devices instead of emulators.
Lifetime Access. Test continuously for the duration of your project.
BrowserStack Open Source Program
Zurb Foundation (27,036 GitHub
Zurb Foundation is the most
advanced responsive front-end framework in the world, providing
complete, customizable components to developers. The Zurb Foundation
uses BrowserStack across 18 browser versions to support both manual and
automated testing to ensure quality before every release. BrowserStack
helps Zurb Foundation run continuous testing across all of its supported
Discourse (25,030 GitHub Stars)
Discourse is an open source forum
and community discussion platform that has been used to create more than
3.3 million posts and serve 245 million page views over the last 30
days. Discourse is a fully remote team, with hundreds of contributors,
and uses BrowserStack to track down hard-to-find issues that apply only
to certain OS and browser combinations. With BrowserStack, it is able to
quickly test without the need for VMs or outside devices, without ever
leaving the browser.
Video.js (21,177 GitHub Stars)
Video.js is an extensible
on HTML5 video. The Video.js project uses BrowserStack for manual
testing with Travis Continuous Integration for running tests via the
Karma test runner. Tests run over a wide variety of browsers
(particularly older browsers) and BrowserStack has helped with bug
prevention prior to release.