Mark Barzilay

Graduated with honors from TU Delft in 2007 studying Electrical Engineering and Media & Knowledge Engineering. Founded spriteCloud in 2009 and worked on test automation ever since, helping out small and large companies with their test automation strategy and infrastructure. Mark is also leading the development on Calliope.pro, an online platform for all your automated test results.

‘Het Financiële Dagblad Young Entrepeneur Pitch’

Our pitch about our Website Quality Assurance Services and Solutions in Dutch. Upon request we have translated the pitch: Goodday! Of no web-application it is known if all the functionally is always working for a 100%. Especially not, if the complexity increases, or when the application is in constant development. Let alone, when you have …

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SpriteCloud pitching at the finals of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Award 2010

On the 12th of January 2011 were the finals of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Award 2010 at the Shell headquarters in the Hague. This award is an initiative of Shell and Syntens. As one of the top 20 most innovative starters picked out of a group of >300 innovative young businesses, spriteCloud was able …

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SpriteCloud nominated for the LiveWIRE Young Business Award 2010

After participating in the LEF contest, spriteCloud is nominated for the Shell LiveWIRE Award. Here follows the dutch press release: Validatie van website-functionaliteit Zouden Bol.com of Vliegwinkel.nl ooit zo succesvol zijn geworden wanneer er in de website functionele fouten zouden zitten? Complexe websites met bestelstructuren, aanmeldschermen of andere functies met een hoge interactiegraad dienen zeer …

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Cucumber Testing in Cross-Functional Teams

Here at spriteCloud we love cucumber. It’s a test framework for behaviour driven development (BDD), that is a development practice that includes testing during development. We love it so much we’ve created a Cucumber and Gherkin Guide to combine our experience into on resource. BDD is slightly different from other test methodologies in that it’s …

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Put Software Quality Assurance in it’s Place!

Here at spriteCloud HQ, we all share the same background story. Details vary wildly, of course, but some or all of the following holds true for each one of us: We’ve all worked at companies where software quality assurance didn’t exist. We’ve worked at companies where it didn’t exist, yet some people maintained it did. …

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Managing EC2 instances

Overview This post covers the basics of managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) instances. Amazon EC2 service is the most well known cloud service operator providing computing instances and cloud storage in both Europe and the US. The service is charged by the hour of usage for the computing resources and by …

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Ruby in Web test automation – The Questions

How come Ruby ?   There are several important Ruby projects, which are also increasing the popularity of the Ruby language in general: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/libraries/ The most interesting projects from my (and this blog posts) point of view are Watir and Ruby on Rails, the former from a testers point of view, the latter from web …

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