Make software testing fun again

Trump-style red hat that says 'Mak

This week, I came across a TED talk from TEDxDelft 2015 by Andy Zaidman, a software engineer, who posed an interesting concept: “Making testing fun.” In his talk, he acknowledged something that those in software testing will know too well: generally, testing is an undervalued yet incredibly important part of development. I’ve been working at […]

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6 reasons why external software testers are essential to development [Infographic]

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. We’re testers – it’s what we are all about! In our experience, an external software testing partner working alongside an in-house team not only improves a product’s quality, but optimises the development process for greater efficiency. […]

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Do I really have to test on all those browser configurations? (Part 2)

This is part 2 of this article discussing the reasons why you should test your app or website on multiple browser configurations. Today we continue with browser functionality and the differences between devices. How your product functions on different browsers Ideally, the way your product functions would be the same on all browsers and operating […]

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Do I really have to test on all those browser configurations? (Part 1)

One of the most common questions that our clients ask us is whether it is necessary to test on a multitude of browser configurations during cross-browser testing. It’s easy to drown in the choices that are available, making cross-browser testing a difficult process to handle internally. Since the ultimate goal of test planning is to […]

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Thoughts on testing VR

Sergiu, one of our VR testers, at work in our test lab

Virtual Reality is a new technology that is slowly changing the way we use, interact with and perceive digital. Virtual spaces and experiences are bringing the dreams of Star Trek’s holodeck closer to reality. All VR systems share the same characteristic of allowing the user to see life-size 3D computer-generated images. As such, testing a […]

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Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (June 2017)

Time for an update!

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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An internship at spriteCloud

We’re hearing from spriteCloud’s Commercial team again this week. Our new Marketing Intern, Rebecca Hogg, talks about what she has learned in her first month. Learning the value of software testing When I joined spriteCloud a little under one month ago, I was a total beginner when it came to software testing. The concept is […]

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‘Our biggest competitor is the option to not test at all’

test automation graphic

This week, our Business Development Manager talks about the benefits of spriteCloud’s approach to software testing. 14 months ago, I joined spriteCloud as a ‘rookie’ in the software testing world. After being rapidly pumped full of information and presentations, the first customer visits presented themselves. After my first meetings with the responsible managers, it was […]

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Testnet Spring Event 2017

Testnet – the largest professional organization for testers in the Netherlands – hosts yearly a large number of events. This year, the Testnet Spring Event 2017 was organized on 15th May. The theme was ‘Widen your base: new skills for testers’, with a variety of workshops and presentations. One of these workshops was ‘Storytelling for […]

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Game testing – An Introduction

“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” – Shigeru Miyamoto Game testing is a specific type of software testing focused on video games, that can be extended and used in the ever growing market of entertainment and educational software (apps, simulators, video games, presentations etc.) As a part of […]

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Which Android versions should I test on?

It has been an interesting couple of months for Android enthusiasts. The highlight probably has been the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Next to releases of new devices, Android Nougat is being released by manufacturers to more devices. We can see this in the Android statistics for the last three months. […]

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Successful test automation with Cucumber in the Cloud

How can you make Test Automation succeed? The biggest challenge to making a success out of test automation (TA) is maintainability. Maintainability of both your TA test suite as well as the TA infrastructure you are using is critical. I will explain both and describe how to get a successful TA setup on the API […]

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The testing recruitment Challenge

Monday, starting the week with another day in recruitment, where you hope that your inbox will be filled with good CV’s of software testers. Not only non-EU candidates but also Dutch speaking testers with test automation skills. Unfortunately for me, the market has flipped totally from a client driven market to a candidate driven market. […]

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Oedipus and the testing Sphinx

A long time ago, in ancient Greek, Oedipus was travelling to Thebe. On his way, he crossed the path of a Sphinx. The Sphinx stopped all travellers on the road to Thebe to ask them a riddle. If they were not able to answer the riddle correctly, they would be killed and eaten. If the […]

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