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

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

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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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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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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Web testing with Cucumber for ecommerce applications

Since starting spriteCloud we have been setting up test automation suites for our clients using the frameworks Cucumber and Selenium webdriver. We notice that more and more ecommerce companies also show interest in test automation and particularly this test setup. When we look at the functionality of ecommerce sites in general, we see that every […]

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Agile Testing @Munich Meetup

Last night, the Agile Testing @Munich meetup group gathered in rooms graciously provided by ConSol* Consulting & Solutions GmbH to hear about test automation frameworks. Yours truly contributed with a high level introduction to Cucumber, with some reference to our Lapis Lazuli extensions and spriteCloud Calliope.

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Cucumber Basics: Gherkin and Files

Introduction In last week’s post, we provided a complete setup guide for cucumber and related packages on Windows. This week, we’re going to cover the basics of cucumber. You’ll learn about what each file in a test suite means, and you will write test scenarios in Gherkin structured English.

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Announcing spriteCloud Calliope

We’re excited to announce the release of our test automation product spriteCloud Calliope! spriteCloud Calliope is the culmination of our years of experience with helping our customers integrate test automation into their development process. When we provide automated testing services, we typically use cucumber with our own LapisLazuli extensions. Between them, these tools tackle the […]

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Announcing LapisLazuli

We’re thrilled to announce the public release of LapisLazuli. The Open Source project is the fruit of our years of experience with automated testing of web applications and APIs. When we provide automated testing, we use other Open Source tools like cucumber, Watir and Selenium. LapisLazuli adds functionality on top of those projects for test […]

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Cucumber Testing in Cross-Functional Teams

Here at spriteCloud we love cucumber. It’s a test framework for behaviour driven development (BDD), that is a development practice that includes testing during development. BDD is slightly different from other test methodologies in that it’s designed to be used in cross-functional teams. In this post I will briefly touch on these differences, and then […]

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