Selenium Grid: Build vs Buy

Selenium Grid: Build vs Buy

Selenium Grid existed even before the term CI/CD was coined. It was one of the first software pieces that enabled developers and testers to get fast feedback by parallelizing their test runs. With Selenium Grid, there was no need to wait eternally for the whole test suite to run sequentially. It was one of the first enablers of the current Software Development Life Cycle.

Years ago, getting started with a small Selenium Grid was hard as it involved complicated setups for real or virtual machines. Nowadays, technology has advanced, and tools like Docker and Kubernetes, together with open source, are helping with most of the boilerplate for a Grid that supports browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and the new Edge. Nevertheless, it is still complex to deploy your own Selenium Grid when support for Windows and macOS is needed, and this complexity grows when support for mobile is needed as well.

Selenium 4 brings a new version of Selenium Grid, which takes advantage of new technologies and infrastructure available to us now. With a new Grid version coming soon, how does the build vs. buy opportunity look now? Join this webinar to learn about the new features in Selenium Grid, and how Sauce Labs can help you by combining your local Grid with the powerful Sauce Labs cloud through our new tool: Sauce To Go (

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about the new features in Selenium Grid 4
  • Deploy your own Selenium Grid 4
  • When to roll out your own build and when to use Sauce Labs
  • Combining the power of Sauce Labs with your local Grid