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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Ben Automation Case Study

Ben x spriteClould case study

Implementing automated testing at a leading telecom provider Ben NL, or Ben, is a Dutch virtual mobile network operated by T-Mobile Netherlands with roughly 600,000 users. Its users are mainly students and people within the 30-40-year-old age group. Ben offers its voice, text, and data services at a highly discounted rate and this is achieved …

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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 happy customers

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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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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