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Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (December 17)

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Standard Platform, Operating System and Browser Recommendations


The following post updates our recommendations for platforms, operating systems and browsers to use when testing commercial web sites targeting consumers in Europe.

Our recommendations are based on usage figures widely available on the Internet, our experience, and our analysis of client needs. Since browser versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations regularly.

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5 best practices for ecommerce testing during the holiday season

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 of ecommerce webshops over the years, so our team knows what they are talking about it when it comes to best practice. Here are some recommendations I collected from them about how best to prepare for a holiday deployment.

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Set up and run your Cucumber and Selenium web tests on Gitlab-CI within minutes

Build great software faster! CI/CD is hot and is still gaining interest. Test Automation is obviously essential within any Continuous Integration setup in order to get test feedback often and fast. Within the test automation groups here at spriteCloud we have seen a lot of different setups. We have been integrating test automation into CI tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity, Travis, TFS, Circle CI, Bamboo and Gitlab. Out of all the solutions we are a big fan of Gitlab, especially since it is making the integration of test automation a breeze.

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Getting to know: Loes Besters, our newest Software Test Engineer

spriteCloud has welcomed many new people to the team these past few months, and Loes is our newest addition. She is joining us as a Junior Software Test Engineer after a career break, and is excited to get back into the world of testing. Read on to find about more about her.

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Complete Setup Guide for Ruby, Cucumber and Watir on Windows (2017)


Our last post on installing Ruby, Cucumber and Watir was written in 2015. But since then, things have changed and software has been updated, so it’s time for another update!

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

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 exhibition, but this year we jumped right in and rented a booth at the Exhibition. Located in a prime spot in De Kromhouthal in Amsterdam Noord, our VR testing team were active participants and had some informative, thought-provoking conversations with VR developers from all industries.

Our main aim? Talk about VR testing and make it available to as many people as possible. Here’s what we found.

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Pioneering Appium with Ruby for Mobile Test Automation, Part 3: Building the Environment

Huzza! More pioneering at hand. I’ll continue where we left off in my previous blog post.

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The impact of thermal throttling and low-quality texture on VR testing sessions

I have been involved with testing many VR and AR applications, and I can safely say that they all come with their own specific challenges when it comes to the implementation of software testing. To run a testing project in this field successfully and not interfere with development time, it is vital that technical issues that can arise with virtual reality applications are taken into account when planning test sessions. Today I will be discussing two challenges you’re quite likely to come across: thermal throttling and low-quality texture.

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Getting to know: Arthur Pawiroredjo, our new Test Engineer

It’s always lovely to get a new member of the team. This time we’d like to welcome Arthur, who joined us last month as a Test Engineer. Over to him!

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

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 will be among them.

We are the first European company in the domain of software testing VR experiences, so we invite visitors to experience the journey of the VR tester and find out how we developed our specialist VR testing methodology.

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Reputation. Meet spriteCloud

Find out today why startups, SMBs, enterprises, brands, digital agencies, e-commerce, and mobile clients turn to spriteCloud to help improve their customer experiences. And their reputation. With complete range of QA services, we provide a full service that includes test planning, functional testing, test automation, performance testing, consultancy, mobile testing, and security testing. We even have a test lab — open to all our clients to use — with a full range of devices and platforms.

Discover how our process can boost your reputation.