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How E-commerce Brands Can Better Protect Customer Data

Data security: how ecommerce brands can better protect customer data

Around the time at which Amazon assumed its position at the top of the ecommerce mountain, the average online shopper had become extremely relaxed about distance selling. After all, it had evidently been turned into a reliable and hyper-efficient process, and there didn’t seem to be anything to worry about — but that naive optimism …

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Test Automation Tools: Cypress.io

Test Automation Tools: Cypress.io

For more reviews of Test Automation Tools and Frameworks (like Cypress.io), head to our main Automation topic page. For more reviews of Test Automation Tools, check out our other demos.  Detox review TestCafe review Xamarin review Testing is one of the most critical processes in modern application development, as the success or failure of the …

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Hiring contractors vs permanent employees in the tech industry

Hiring contractors vs permanent employees for tech.

The job market is much different from it was ten years ago. This is especially true in the tech industry (IT and software development). As work in general and work particularly in the tech industry continues to move to contract- and project-based ways of working, evaluating whether hiring a contractor or a permanent employee becomes …

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Test automation in continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD)

Dilbert on Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Why continuous delivery? A key thing to be able to compete in the market is to be able to build new products and services faster than other companies. That’s why the usage of Agile and DevOps is increasing. Software products need to be released on the shortest cycles possible. This need for fast development cycles …

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Mobile Automation Testing Tools: Test Automation For Rapid App Development

Mobile Automation Testing Tool

As with most development, mobile application development uses an agile way of working. Mobile app testing manually can be repetitive and time-consuming which costs you more time and money at the same time by onboarding more people to do the manual test. In line with sprint-based development, mobile automation testing has increased in popularity among …

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5 best practices for ecommerce testing during the holiday season

eCommerce testing helps a lot during the holiday period

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have just passed for 2017, with online businesses continuing the annual trend of conquering more of the global market. This is a pretty predictable result, and highlights the need for retailers to make sure their ecommerce website is performing at optimal levels during the holiday season. We’ve tested A LOT …

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Complete Setup Guide for Ruby, Cucumber and Watir on Windows

Set up Cucumber, Ruby and Waitr on Windows

Aside from the tools explained in this post, we have recently launched a test results dashboard designed to help you maintain an overview of all your automated tests. It’s called Calliope Pro, and we have a completely free (no credit card required) starter account for you to try it out. Have a look at the …

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VR Days Europe 2017: what’s happening in the VR industry?

spriteCloud at VR Days 2017

Viewing virtual reality from a developer’s perspective is one thing, but looking at it from a tester’s viewpoint is something else altogether. This is what we aimed to talk about at VR Days this year. Last year we proudly sponsored the event and members of our team went as visitors to enjoy the conference and …

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Europe’s first VR testers to exhibit at Europe’s biggest VR event

Sergiu, one of our VR testers, at work in our test lab

VR Days Europe, Europe’s biggest virtual reality event, takes place in Amsterdam at the end of October, and we are going to be there, just like last year when we were a Silver Sponsor! On October 26th and 27th, some of the greatest VR creators will be exhibiting their content at the Kromhouthal, and spriteCloud …

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Pioneering Appium with Ruby for Mobile Test Automation, Part 2: OSx software

Testing Mac OSx

It’s time for a follow-up to my previous post on pioneering with Appium a month ago. In this post I assembled the required software to do automated testing for Android on Windows. In this post I’ll describe the same process for Mac OSx. If you found this series helpful be sure to also read our …

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spriteCloud supporting charities: Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp

Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp 2017

Charity – “an organization set up to provide help for those in need.” It sounds simple, but spriteCloud is more than testing alone. Recently spriteCloud heard about an organisation where one of the Spritey’s does volunteer work: the Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp. In short, Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp is a camp for children in the Velsen area …

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Pioneering Appium with Ruby for Mobile Test Automation, Part 1: Required Software

Samsung Galaxy s5 used for mobile test automation

Appium is a single link in the chain called ‘mobile test automation’. Yet it has much attention focused on it. I’ve got it to work with my old Samsung Galaxy S4 phone (below). Interested? Learn more about mobile test automation and automation in general in our guide called “Test Automation: nearly everything you need to …

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Get to know Maurice Wijnia, our new Test Automation Engineer Intern

Help us welcome a new member of the spriteCloud team: Maurice Wijnia! Maurice joined us this week as our new Test Automation Engineer Intern. Our Marketing Intern, Beki, is particularly thrilled, as she is no longer the one who fetches the coffee for everyone, makes photocopies, or polishes our CEO Andy’s shoes. (Joke! We fetch …

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