Automated multiple browser testing for Sauce Labs
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An easy way to run automated browser tests in Sauce Labs from a JSON object

What does 'qettlhup' mean?

qettlhup is Klingon for "Sauce".

Getting Started

This really isn't for the faint of heart, but if you're needing to test 20-30 browsers at a time and don't want to manually pass in each one indivdually, after a bit of setup, this will make those tests a breeze!

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-qettlhup --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "qettlhup" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named qettlhup to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

qettlhup: {
  dist: {
    test: {
      lang: '',
      path: ''
    json: ''

You can download the JSON template with all currently available Sauce Labs Browsers
qettlhup is expecting the JSON format to follow this nesting & naming



Type: String
Default value: ''

The processor for your Selenium tests


Type: String
Default value: ''

The path to your main test file

Usage Examples

Default Options

This will pass a codename of each browser to your test. In your test, you can grab that argument variable in order to link to the proper OS and browser. You can find an example of how I handled this in Ruby in the examples directory. I'm sure the same concept is repeatable in other languages using Selenium.

You can also pass multiple objects to qettlhup for different tests, different JSON files, whatever.

qettlhup: {
  modern: {
    test: {
      lang: 'ruby',
      path: 'examples/tests.rb'
    json: 'test/fixtures/browsers-modern.json'
  all: {
    test: {
      lang: 'ruby',
      path: 'examples/tests.rb'
    json: 'test/fixtures/browsers.json'


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.


  • Add proper tests

Release History

  • 2013/05/01 - 0.2.0 - Adding support for multiple JSON files, rebuilding code architecture, adding example test script
  • 2013/04/30 - 0.1.0 - Initial functional release

The Able Few - St. Louis NodeJS & Ruby on Rails development