"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.
"he 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).
"And having the backer had led to some big changes: Sauce Labs
today unveiled the Sauce IDE, a commercial version of the Selenium
IDE with expanded testing capabilities."