Travis Hatridge

Travis is the Digital Marketing Specialist at spriteCloud. He has an MSc in Marketing and a background in content marketing. He enjoys writing articles about cybersecurity the most. He also enjoys cooking and travelling.

Testing Titans: Saskia Coplans, Data Protection Officer and Privacy & Security Specialist

Testing Titans: Saskia Coplans

Welcome to our Testing Titans interview series! Our interviews are meant to bring attention to the unsung heroes of the software development world, Software Testers. Our goal is to raise awareness of software testing by conducting in-depth interviews with thought leaders and conference speakers working in QA, test automation, and cybersecurity. Check-in regularly with this …

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Calliope Pro: Manage Teams of Remote Working Developers and Testers

Remote Working Tool For Devs and Testers

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has the world in panic, economies crashing, and businesses struggling to adapt to a new way of working, working from home. spriteCloud is now providing assistance to businesses with its COVID-19 Business Aid Package. Learn more about how this could help your business. As businesses try to adapt to remote working …

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Testing Titans: Alex Schladebeck, Managing Director and Head of Quality

Testing Titans with Alex Schladebeck

Welcome to the second instalment in the Testing Titans series! The goal behind these interviews is to lift the veil on the software testing world and shine a light on the concepts, tools, and people that are shaping the industry. Keep an eye out for this series of in-depth interviews with these thought leaders and …

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Press Release: spriteCloud Launches Subscription-Based Software Testing Services

Software Testing Subscription simplifies testing.

New monthly subscription service aims to make software quality assurance more consistent and affordable in the face of ever quicker software release cycles. Amsterdam, The Netherlands – January 2nd, 2020 – spriteCloud B.V., an Amsterdam based software testing and cybersecurity services provider, announces the launch of a Software Testing Subscription service. The new subscription model …

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Testing Titans: Bas Dijkstra, test automation trainer and consultant

Testing Titans with Bas Dijkstra

Welcome to Testing Titans! Consider this the first in a series of many in-depth interviews with movers and shakers in the software testing and quality assurance industry. The goal behind these interviews and, the series as a whole, is to lift the veil on the software testing world and shine a light on the concepts, …

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Getting to know us: Justin Kruisdijk, our new Business Development Manager

Getting to know us: Justin Kruisdijk, our new Business Development Manager

He’s tall, he’s friendly, he’s Dutch, and he’s a Feyenoord fan. We won’t hold it against you, Justin.  All jokes aside though, we’re happy to welcome Justin as the newest member of the spriteCloud family and the newest addition to our Business Development team.  Tell us about yourself. Hi! My name is Justin Kruisdijk. I …

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Dutch site’s zero-day hack: a lesson in vulnerability scanning

The hack of the Dutch site, hookers.nl, provides a valuable lesson on cybersecurity.

Last month (at the time of writing this post), a Dutch website was hacked. This was not just any website. It was a forum used by, among others, employees of Dutch governmental institutions like law enforcement, foreign affairs and the ministry of defence. Normally such a breach would simply mean that users of the affected …

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FD Gazellen 2019, another award on the shelf!

FD Gazellen 2019 has been awarded

Great news! For the fifth time, spriteCloud joins roughly 700 other businesses in the Netherlands in being awarded the FD Gazellen by Het Financieele Dagblad (The Financial Daily Paper). The FD Gazellen is an award given to the fastest-growing companies of the year. Not only is revenue an assessment criteria but also growth in full-time …

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Getting to know us: Marianne Uhl, our new Test Automation Engineer Intern

Marianne Uhl our new intern

It’s been about half a year since our last intern Robin left us and in that period we started to miss the youthful energy that comes with working with an impressionable student who is eager to learn. We were fortunate enough to be able to bring Marianne on board, who is not only a quick …

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LambdaTest cross-browser testing results in Calliope.pro

LambdaTest and Calliope.pro team up

spriteCloud’s Calliope.pro and LambdaTest team up to deliver functional testing results. What this means is that we have identified LambdaTest as an excellent solution for cross-browser functional testing in the cloud and recommend it to clients as our preferred Functional Testing Partner. This also means that LambdaTest has also seen great potential in Calliope.pro as …

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Test automation: Benefits and Drawbacks

Test Automation: Benefits and Drawbacks

Like many processes, test automation is a coin with two sides to it. When done correctly, test automation can significantly increase your development team’s performance and test coverage. On the other hand, test automation can also be difficult to implement, maintain, and stay on budget. This is especially the case with an inexperienced team and …

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The difference between manual testing and test automation

Manual testing versus test automation

While the differences between these two forms of testing is pretty obvious by their names, manual and automated. While it seems clear, it is important to give a fuller explanation to these two different yet inexorably connected forms of tests. If you have spent as much time reading, working, and thinking about test automation as …

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Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Scanning: what’s the difference?

What is penetration testing?

There is a considerable amount of confusion in the security testing industry regarding penetration testing. This confusion mainly revolves around understanding the differences between what is penetration testing and vulnerability scanning. Despite the two services being quite different, they are equally vital for evaluating and maintaining an organisation’s security posture. This situation has come about …

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spriteCloud adds new tests to its security and penetration testing services

spritecloud expands its security testing and penetration testing services.

Back in January spriteCloud began offering security testing services to current and prospective clients. Specifically, those testing services were penetration testing for web applications, infrastructure, and mobile applications. As mentioned in our press release from January 24th, 2019, our decision to begin offering security and penetration testing services grew out of the recent notable increases …

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Getting to know us: John Lock, our new Test Engineer

John Lock, Test Engineer

This week we get to welcome a new addition to our Technical Testing team, John Lock. John has lived all around the world understands the more important aspects of life, like becoming a great foosball player. Jokes aside, get to know this great tester and citizen of the world, John Lock. Hello John, welcome to …

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Getting to know us: Neethu Kiran, our new Frontend Developer

Neethu our new frontend developer

One of our newest additions to the team is the wonderful, and as you will notice later, the fairly quiet Neethu. Coming from the exotic sub-continent of India, she joins us as a frontend developer working on our SaaS solution for test results visualisation, Calliope.pro Hello Neethu Kiran, welcome to spriteCloud! Glad to have you …

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Getting to know us: Shivendra Pratap Singh, our new Test Engineer

Shivendra Singh

Not only is Shivendra a great guy, he is a great tester! We are glad to have him join our little family and are using this opportunity to learn a little more about him. Hello Shivendra, welcome to spriteCloud! Glad to have you join the family. Tell us about yourself! Hello everyone. My name is …

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Press Release: Amsterdam-based software testing services provider, spriteCloud, launches ‘ethical hacking’ penetration testing services

Penetration Testing at spriteCloud

Ethical hackers are certified security experts attempting to gain entry into your website, application or network using methods and knowledge available to malicious hackers. The goal is to discover vulnerabilities for you before real hackers do. Amsterdam, NL: January 24th, 2019 – spriteCloud B.V., a provider of software testing services, announces the introduction of security …

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