Getting to know us: Justin Kruisdijk, our new Business Development Manager

Getting to know us: Justin Kruisdijk, our new Business Development Manager

He’s tall, he’s friendly, he’s Dutch, and he’s a Feyenoord fan. We won’t hold it against you, Justin.  All jokes aside though, we’re happy to welcome Justin as the newest member of the spriteCloud family and the newest addition to our Business Development team.  Tell us about yourself. Hi! My name is Justin Kruisdijk. I …

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Dutch site’s zero-day hack: a lesson in vulnerability scanning

The hack of the Dutch site, hookers.nl, provides a valuable lesson on cybersecurity.

Last month (at the time of writing this post), a Dutch website was hacked. This was not just any website. It was a forum used by, among others, employees of Dutch governmental institutions like law enforcement, foreign affairs and the ministry of defence. Normally such a breach would simply mean that users of the affected …

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FD Gazellen 2019, another award on the shelf!

FD Gazellen 2019 has been awarded

Great news! For the fifth time, spriteCloud joins roughly 700 other businesses in the Netherlands in being awarded the FD Gazellen by Het Financieele Dagblad (The Financial Daily Paper). The FD Gazellen is an award given to the fastest-growing companies of the year. Not only is revenue an assessment criteria but also growth in full-time …

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Getting to know us: Marianne Uhl, our new Test Automation Engineer Intern

Marianne Uhl our new intern

It’s been about half a year since our last intern Robin left us and in that period we started to miss the youthful energy that comes with working with an impressionable student who is eager to learn. We were fortunate enough to be able to bring Marianne on board, who is not only a quick …

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LambdaTest cross-browser testing results in Calliope.pro

LambdaTest and Calliope.pro team up

spriteCloud’s Calliope.pro and LambdaTest team up to deliver functional testing results. What this means is that we have identified LambdaTest as an excellent solution for cross-browser functional testing in the cloud and recommend it to clients as our preferred Functional Testing Partner. This also means that LambdaTest has also seen great potential in Calliope.pro as …

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DevOps Security: Secrets from the Trenches

Like a castle, DevOps security is meant to secure your development.

Image source: Pexels Software development is occurring faster and deployment is becoming more complex every day, and security vulnerabilities and threats are mirroring this process. This means that security can no longer be treated as an add-on if you want to ensure that your applications are reliable and that you and your customers’ data is …

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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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