Being a developer or a tester, we all know the importance of cross-browser testing. Cross-browser testing tools are used by many of us that aids by easing the time and complexity a tester may face while hundreds of browsers and operating system combinations are targeted. However, situations may arise when we need to perform the cross-browser test on our local workstations before a website is deployed into production.
Hence, we have to choose the perfect tool that allows cross-browser testing of websites that are hosted locally. Let’s take a look at the top 9 tools that provide that feature.
LambdaTest – With the ability to test your website on thousands of different browsers and their versions, Lambda Test provides you the feature to efficiently perform cross-browser testing of your locally hosted website on a cloud platform.
All you need to do is open your browser and log in to Lambda Test, download the Lambda Tunnel that creates a secure connection between your local workstation and the cloud platform. By entering a secure Access Key, you will be able to start testing on the configuration of your choice.
With support for firewalls and proxies, Browser Stack provides a quite useful platform for visual regression, responsive as well as cross-browser testing.
See Test enables continuous testing of the performance and functionality of your website on a variety of operating system and browser combinations. The tool ensures that real-time user scenarios are accurately tested by integrating with Opium and Selenium. It also reduces time complexity by paralleled executing hundreds of test cases in a callable cloud environment. Moreover, it also provides a bug reporting tool where you can post all the details of the bugs detected along with log files, videos, and screenshots.
Just like Browser shots, Browsera is another tool where you can compare your locally hosted website across different browsers and detect errors easily. The best feature is, you can test the contents of a website that comes with hyperlinks. You can even test the page on the back end without installing the tool. The tool does not only capture and compare screenshots but also tests your site to detect any inconsistency.
Cross Browser Testing
Supporting over thousands of browsers and their versions, along with multiple operating systems and device combinations, Cross Browser Testing is one of the most popular platforms available where you can test your locally hosted site. Apart from supporting localhost, it also has an automated screenshot capturing feature and provides the assurance that all testing is executed on real-time running devices and not on a simulated environment.
This is a desktop application designed to execute cross-browser testing of your website, right from your local workstation. The tool can capture screenshots, as well as record the entire testing session. It can also be integrated with Visual Studio for playing the recorded automated tests. The tool has gained wide popularity for automated functional cross-browser testing on all major browsers.
That’s all from our side. Before selecting any tool or platform ensures that it not only supports efficient cross-browser testing but also has a secured network for connecting your local machine to cloud servers, since the security of your code should be your topmost priority. Happy Bug hunting.