Getting to know us: Three years at spriteCloud with Travis

Getting to know us: travis

In this latest post in our “Getting to know us” series we got the opportunity to talk with Travis Hatridge, the marketing manager here at spriteCloud. As spriteCloud’s service and product offerings are focused on software testing, DevOps, and test automation, we typically shine a light on our technical staff.  This time, however, we are …

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Accessibility Testing with Martin and Roel – IWOMM S01E01

Approximately 1 billion people or roughly 20% of the global population have a disability. Is your application excluding this large segment of people? Learn why and how Accessibility Testing is important for your customer's user experience in our latest podcast episode. Be sure to follow our podcast "It works on my machine" for more conversations with spriteClouds software testing experts on the topics and trends influencing QA. Listen to the episode at➡️https://bit.ly/3ngz2pf

In this first pilot episode of the podcast, we talk with spriteCloud’s Chief Operations Officer, Martin Cunnington, and Quality Assurance Engineer, Roel Wijker, about Accessibility Testing.  It might surprise you to know that between 15-20% of people (approximately 1 billion people) have a disability of some form. Accessibility Testing helps developers ensure that their application …

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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, although the sales took a dip for the first time,  online sales remain high as shoppers made their purchases earlier. This 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 …

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Nine years at spriteCloud with Martin

The spriteCloud adventure started in 2009 and a few years later Martin joined the (small) team. Back then, the company consisted of six people based in one and the same country. As we celebrate Martin’s ninth work anniversary, and with the spriteCloud team growing internationally, we wanted to know how he saw the company evolve …

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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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An introduction to Mutation testing

With the rising awareness of the importance of QA for software development, traditional methodologies are being challenged and new testing methods are being adopted by teams all around the world. We are shifting left, automating, using functional and non-functional testing more often, even adopting continuous testing.  Today, I’m going to introduce you to mutation testing. …

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Turn your DevOps into DevSecOps

DevOps vs. DevSecOps

DevOps! Great! Push it live, quick and fast! DevOps, which officially was born in 2008 [1], is getting more and more popular in software development companies. DevOps software tools alone are already generating an estimated worldwide revenue of $11.9 billion in 2020, only to grow in strong double-digit figures for future years to come [2]. …

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A year at spriteCloud with Jellert and Nafeez

A year at spriteCloud: an interview with Jellert and Nafeez

One year ago, spriteCloud had the great fortune to hire two amazing test engineers, Jellert Wijnands and Nafeez Virani. They joined spriteCloud during a very chaotic time as the coronavirus pandemic raged around the world and created a lot of uncertainty for our industry.  Today, we are happy to celebrate Jellert Wijnands and Nafeez Virani’s …

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Lapis Lazuli 3.0.0: Watir, Selenium and Cucumber on steroids

Lapis Lazuli

What does Lapis Lazuli add to Watir, Selenium and Cucumber? Hello, I am Gijs, one of the developers of Lapis Lazuli. I often get the question why we use Lapis Lazuli in addition to Watir. In this post I will explain each of the systems unique abilities and then I will list the advantages of …

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6 reasons why external software testers are essential for development teams

6 reasons why external software testers are essential

We of all people understand the incredible value that thorough testing has when it comes to building quality software. Bugs get identified and reported quicker, backlogs are prioritised better, and solutions to business-critical issues are resolved.  In our experience, an external software testing partner working alongside an in-house team not only improves a product’s quality …

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When Software Fails, part 1

When Software Fails, part 1

As quality assurance and software testing experts, often our biggest competitor is the choice for organisations to not test. More accurately, some organisations believe their team of developers is adequate to test the latest features rather than hiring test engineers. As software test engineers we believe that this thought process is misguided. Developers – whose …

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spriteTalk #87: Automated Contract Testing

Automated Contract Testing presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqStyQkgfvE Our Senior Test Automation Engineer, Murilo is a wizard when it comes to automation. Fortunately for spriteCloud, he is also very good at training people on automation.  During our weekly Friday afternoon drinks and technical talks, what we call our spriteTalks, Murilo introduced automated contract testing to the spriteCloud team. During the presentation, he …

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Baruch Annink promoted to Director of Consulting Services

Baruch Annink, Director of Consulting Service

Our long-time business development manager Baruch has recently been promoted to our Director of Consulting Services. After joining five years ago and learning a lot in quality assurance and project sales, this promotion suits his projected career path. This change of role means more responsibility regarding service delivery, quality of work and identifying new service …

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“Testing, Testing and Testing,” an interview with spriteCloud founders on New Business Radio

spritespriteCloud founders on Let's Talk Business on New Business Radio

Yesterday spriteCloud founders Andy and Mark were interviewed on the national New Business Radio programme “Let’s Talk New Business.”  During the nearly hour-long segment, the two talked about:  What spriteCloud does How spriteCloud was founded The industry of software testing and cybersecurity SaaS products in general and Calliope Pro for test automation Hiring highly technical …

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Internet of Things Security with Arrows Group

Internet of Things Security webinar

https://vimeo.com/536360634 At the end of March, our managing director of cybersecurity services, Justin Leavenworth, took part in a webinar discussing the rise of IoT and how to combat cyber risks. For those not so familiar with the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT), these networked devices are predicted to change not only our personal …

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eCommerce Testing: best practices for higher conversions

Best practices for testing ecommerce platforms.

Table of Contents For most retail businesses, the holiday shopping season is typically the most important period of the year to earn revenue. In some cases this is also when they get the most of their yearly revenue.  To do this though, a seamless user experience is key. When a small inconvenience in the order …

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Software Testing at a Digital Agency

You know software testing and what is required to thoroughly test an application, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. However, the factors that contribute to successful testing are dependent on many things, such as the work environment. No two businesses are the same and software testing in a Digital Agency is quite a bit different than …

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