Testing in a Scrum team which uses the Gitflow workflow

Workflow for Git Model

Over the last couple of years I have worked on many projects using the Gitflow workflow. This well established workflow works really well for teams working according to Scrum. For a detailed explanation of the Gitflow workflow I highly recommend reading Vincent Driessen’s blog. I would also recommend reading our post about how to setup […]

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The benefits of using an external test lab

Device lab: desktop, tablet, mobile

In a world of cloud-based tooling, sometimes what you really need is to see how your app might work on a real device. I have visited this topic in a previous post, when I discussed the factors you should take into account when conducting cross-browser testing. I’d like to zoom in closer on the last […]

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VR through ‘Charter-based’ exploratory testing

'Awesome Exploratory Testing Cycle' by Simon Tomes

Virtual Reality applications – both those that are built for VR and those that only have VR features enabled – are a type of software that can be characterized by a high degree of interactivity, with many components and systems. From the ‘simple’ type of VR experience – such as consuming various types of media […]

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spriteCloud selected as a member of the Fast Growth Icons Amsterdam Network 2017

spriteCloud has been selected as a member of the Fast Growth Icons Amsterdam network 2017

We have been selected as a member of the Fast Growth Icons Amsterdam Network, an invitation-only network for well-established, fast-growing businesses. The network brings together the founders and CEOs of later-stage startups to discuss the practical realities of building a $100m+ revenue business. Reflecting our success and rapid growth, we are immensely proud to be […]

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How to write Gherkin scripts – A straightforward example

A screenshot from a video explaining how to write Gherkin scripts.

Today I will take you through step-by-step how to successfully write and execute durable test scenarios using the Gherkin syntax, using the payment pathway of an e-commerce website as a straightforward example. Gherkin is a plain-text, business-readable language that is designed to be easily understandable by non-programmers. It is most commonly used to define regression […]

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Which Android versions should I test on?

Android versions to consider in 2017.

In the last Android statistics blog, I made the prediction that Android 7 would really take a larger market share. Obviously that was to be expected. We have seen Android 7 Nougat grow from 7.1% to 13.5% this month. It is not hard to predict that by November, Android Nougat will have reached a solid […]

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Getting started with test automation: Cucumber with Lapis Lazuli

This presentation will take you through the steps needed to set up a test automation project using Cucumber – a software tool that runs automated tests in the BBD style – in combination with Lapis Lazuli, a gem that provides Cucumber helper functions and scaffolding for easier web test automation suite development. To do this […]

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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)

Multiple Devices

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)

Multiple Devices

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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