Test Automation Tools: TestCafe

Test Automation Tools: TestCafe

For more reviews of Test Automation Tools and Frameworks, head to our main topic page. I recently wrote a blog post on Cypress.io as a non-Selenium-based automation tool using the JavaScript test framework running on and in the browser. Today, I will review another awesome non-Selenium JavaScript E2E (End-to-End) testing framework which is now one …

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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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Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (August 2019)

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

Introduction 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 …

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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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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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Hiring contractors vs permanent employees in the tech industry

Hiring contractors vs permanent employees for tech.

The job market is much different from it was ten years ago. This is especially true in the tech industry (IT and software development). As work in general and work particularly in the tech industry continues to move to contract- and project-based ways of working, evaluating whether hiring a contractor or a permanent employee becomes …

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Test automation in continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD)

Dilbert on Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Why continuous delivery? A key thing to be able to compete in the market is to be able to build new products and services faster than other companies. That’s why the usage of Agile and DevOps is increasing. Software products need to be released on the shortest cycles possible. This need for fast development cycles …

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Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (April 2019)

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

Introduction 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 …

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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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Mobile Automation Testing Tools: Test Automation For Rapid App Development

Mobile Automation Testing Tool

As with most development, mobile application development uses an agile way of working. Mobile app testing manually can be repetitive and time-consuming which costs you more time and money at the same time by onboarding more people to do the manual test. In line with sprint-based development, mobile automation testing has increased in popularity among …

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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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Press Release: spriteCloud launches Calliope.pro for immediate use by worldwide test automation community

Calliope.pro

Calliope.pro imports JSON and XML test results from Cucumber, jUnit and other major software test automation tools and makes the data easily accessible in a central, shareable dashboard Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October 23, 2018 – spriteCloud B.V., a provider of software testing services, announces the worldwide availability of the unified test results dashboard Calliope.pro. …

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