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 people get mad or hurt.

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 happy customers

Best Practices for eCommerce Testing

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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Getting to know us: Inna, our new Test Engineer

Getting to know us: Inna, our new Test Engineer.

Further strengthening our complement of incredible testers originally from Ukraine, is Inna. I think what makes Inna such a strong test engineer is her interest in continually developing her skills and her love of trying new things. This combined with her strong work ethic means that her addition is going to make almost any team …

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Platform, operating system and browser recommendations for manual testing

An update to our Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations.

Updated: 5th March 2021 Here are 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 customer needs. Since versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations …

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Getting to know us: Sebastiaan, our new Software Engineer Intern

Getting to know us: Sebastiaan, Software Engineer Intern

We’ve been very fortunate at spriteCloud to hire a lot of great interns to assist in the development of our SaaS product Calliope Pro. We don’t know if it’s just Gijs’ management skills or if there is something in the water at these schools, but we suspect its Gijs and the raw talent of our …

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Getting to know us: Max, our new Test Engineer

Max, our new Test Engineer

A few months ago we were lucky enough to have Max join spriteCloud as a Test Engineer. It’s incredible how someone so young and fresh-faced comes with a ton of digital agency side functional testing experience. Aside from Max’s experience and high level of taking ownership of projects, he is also just a great person …

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Introducing Justin Leavenworth, Cybersecurity Managing Director

A few months ago we announced that Justin Leavenworth would be heading up the cybersecurity arm of spriteCloud. After some time to settle in, Justin is now actively working with clients to provide vulnerability scanning and penetration testing solutions to their organisation. Justin is also working with organisations that traditionally weren’t so concerned with cybersecurity …

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Five Best Practices for Successful Salesforce Testing

Five Berst Practices for Salesforce Testing

Salesforce is a popular customer relationship management (CRM) application and ecosystem that has grown rapidly in market share and maturity over the last ten years or so. Salesforce’s CRM offering and its accompanying customer service, marketing automation, and application development features have made it an incredibly popular choice for enterprise-level organisations. As with any complex, …

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spriteCloud nominated for Computable Award 2020

Noimated for the Computable Awards 2020

We are happy to announce that spriteCloud has been nominated for Computable.nl’s Service Award for 2020.  It is always an honour to be recognised for our contribution to the software development and quality assurance world, and to also be included with organistions of this calibre. Even if we don’t win the award, this nomination tells …

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spriteCloud on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

spriteCloud made it on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list

We recently learned that spriteCloud made it on Deloitte’s prestigious Fast 500 list! We are very happy about that fact. We ranked number 473 on the Technology Fast 500 list for EMEA with growth of 177%. This list is a ranking of the fasted growing technology companies in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. …

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