CrossBrowserTesting Valuable Features

Maggie Jones
QA Automation Engineer and Web Developer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
What sets CrossBrowserTesting apart from the rest is their ability to quickly respond to the needs of their customers. Every time I contacted support with a feature that I really needed, they were able to enhance their offerings to accommodate me. For example, I needed the ability to initiate a session with updated TLS settings (regardless of the browser/OS default settings) so I could run automated tests in legacy browsers. In less than two weeks, the team had added this enhancement for me. Another great thing about CrossBrowserTesting is I can quickly access sessions and interact with the browser with virtually no lag time. CrossBrowserTesting recently introduced a WebRTC option which speeds up the experience even further. With other cloud testing tools, I have experienced lag times and inconsistencies (in regard to spinning up a new session). I have very rarely had issues with CrossBrowserTesting in this regard. If there are any issues, the support team responds immediately. There are always honest and forthcoming about what caused the problem and how they are fixing it. View full review »
Michael Hutchison
Web Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Static screenshots are the feature most often used, because they are a simple method of detecting problems. I can run a page through the screenshot tool, then send a URL with the results to my team. Though it is probably a minor part of what CBT does, I find it the most useful. View full review »
President at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
* Live browser testing: Testing customer issues. * Selenium access: Automated testing of the administrative interface, as well as automatic testing for new JavaScript releases of our tracking snippet. * The screen shot portal is essential for an easy way to run tests across hundreds of browsers and retrieve screenshots which then indicate success or failure. View full review »
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Manager, Web Development at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Being able to test across actual devices is key. Without seeing how your site really works against an older device and/or browser, you can't truly know if your customers will have a good, poor, or bad experience. Device emulators within a browser can only do so much and at the end of the day, they really are rendering with their engine, not the actual engine the customer is using. CrossBrowserTesting allows us to test our site with real-world devices in real-world scenarios and find what we're missing. Better you find out the issues before your customer does. View full review »
The most valuable feature is that it gives us "real" OS devices that are available to test. On top of that, we don't have to ensure that all of the devices are up to date. View full review »
Dylan Goldade
QA Analyst / Software QC at Quartzy, Inc
I use the screenshot functionality most frequently and live testing on occasion. I have also used the record and replay functionality once or twice. With screenshots, I can quickly verify a page looks good universally in minutes. It is also shareable to all my coworkers, so reporting issues to engineering are simple. View full review »
Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Record and Replay is the most used functionality for us, as we can record the test cases and play them on multiple combinations of platforms. Live testing with the previous history of test cases is a useful feature. Screenshot testing is a useful feature for applying the same test case on multiple browsers. View full review »
We have saved the cost to buy in house devices. Real device sessions instead of simulators Screenshot test across the web and mobile devices at once which returns images Shareable reports Selection of the required device, Platform, and browsers. View full review »
Shatskiy Kirill
Javascript Developer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
At the moment, all our deploys depend on results of automation. If the tests are failing, then we know that something is wrong at the early stages of development. Live testing helps us to debug problems across all browsers. View full review »
Ezz El Din El Defrawi
Test Automation Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am a big fan of the clean, uncluttered layout of the site on landing as well as the aids given to you when testing mobile products, especially the keyboard posting tools which negate tapping out my individual data entries. The extensive range of products available to simulate is also something I have come to appreciate as it has resulted in an ability to broaden the scope of our tests (something no FT tester should sneer at). View full review »
I am frequently using live testing to verify the UI in different devices and IE browser. Also, I've started using a screenshot, but it is not very useful for me, since the page does not load properly without loading another CSS file. View full review »
Founder - Creative Director at a media company with 1-10 employees
The possibility of having a real-time web service with a large number of real devices with different operating systems and browser versions is a great advantage for us. Other features from CrossBrowserTesting, like screenshots or screen recordings, are a nice plus in the service. View full review »
User at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to choose from many devices is the best feature. It also supports browsers and offers version selection to cover what we need. View full review »
The local connection is pretty awesome at the moment of testing the developments created at home, and the tool getting the proof of your testing is awesome (videos and screenshots). View full review »
Patrick Rittenhouse
Senior Front-End Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The features that I find most useful and the ones that I use the most are local site testing, device and browser testing, and screenshots. View full review »
Matt Juszczak
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company
* Selenium Grid allows testing multiple platforms to insure functionality for most users. * The ability to replay sessions is valuable for tracking down issues. View full review »
Kiran Gurunath
Software QA Tester at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
* Cross browser testing * Live test * Video recording of the script running in a cloud server. View full review »
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