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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The 3 most common mistakes writing Gherkin features

common gherkin mistakes

In the past, I’ve worked on many projects where they either used Gherkin to describe functionality or to be used for test automation. However, my time in working on projects were we used Gherkin, I’ve notice three common Gherkin mistakes I see over and over again.  You can have a look at how to write …

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5 best practices for ecommerce testing during the holiday season

eCommerce testing helps a lot during the holiday period

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have just passed for 2017, with online businesses continuing the annual trend of conquering more of the global market. This is a pretty predictable result, and highlights the need for retailers to make sure their ecommerce website is performing at optimal levels during the holiday season. We’ve tested A LOT …

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Set up and run your Cucumber and Selenium web tests on Gitlab-CI within minutes

(CI-CD) continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline

Build great software faster! CI/CD is hot and is still gaining interest. Test Automation is obviously essential within any Continuous Integration setup in order to get test feedback often and fast.  Within the test automation groups here at spriteCloud we have seen a lot of different setups. We have been integrating test automation into CI …

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Complete Setup Guide for Ruby, Cucumber and Watir on Windows

Set up Cucumber, Ruby and Waitr on Windows

Aside from the tools explained in this post, we have recently launched a test results dashboard designed to help you maintain an overview of all your automated tests. It’s called Calliope Pro, and we have a completely free (no credit card required) starter account for you to try it out. Have a look at the …

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VR Days Europe 2017: what’s happening in the VR industry?

spriteCloud at VR Days 2017

Viewing virtual reality from a developer’s perspective is one thing, but looking at it from a tester’s viewpoint is something else altogether. This is what we aimed to talk about at VR Days this year. Last year we proudly sponsored the event and members of our team went as visitors to enjoy the conference and …

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The impact of thermal throttling and low-quality texture on VR testing sessions

VR testing session

I have been involved with testing many VR and AR applications, and I can safely say that they all come with their own specific challenges when it comes to the implementation of software testing. To run a testing project in this field successfully and not interfere with development time, it is vital that technical issues …

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Europe’s first VR testers to exhibit at Europe’s biggest VR event

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

VR Days Europe, Europe’s biggest virtual reality event, takes place in Amsterdam at the end of October, and we are going to be there, just like last year when we were a Silver Sponsor! On October 26th and 27th, some of the greatest VR creators will be exhibiting their content at the Kromhouthal, and spriteCloud …

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Pioneering Appium with Ruby for Mobile Test Automation, Part 2: OSx software

Testing Mac OSx

It’s time for a follow-up to my previous post on pioneering with Appium a month ago. In this post I assembled the required software to do automated testing for Android on Windows. In this post I’ll describe the same process for Mac OSx. If you found this series helpful be sure to also read our …

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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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spriteCloud supporting charities: Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp

Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp 2017

Charity – “an organization set up to provide help for those in need.” It sounds simple, but spriteCloud is more than testing alone. Recently spriteCloud heard about an organisation where one of the Spritey’s does volunteer work: the Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp. In short, Wopsie Topsie Kinderkamp is a camp for children in the Velsen area …

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