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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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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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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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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My year in review

Wait … what do you mean we need to get a Christmas tree? It seems that 2016 flew by and 2017 is already knocking on the door. As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to take a look back to see what happened and what we can expect for the year ahead. As […]

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What is the benefit of Scrum Master certification to a Software Tester?

Recently, I passed the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification on Scrum.org. Reading the Scrum guide made me wonder: What is the benefit of doing the PSM I certification to a tester? Testers do not have a specified role in a Scrum team, they are just one of the guys/girls developing. But most functional […]

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Gonzo QA: Fear and Loathing at Scrum Day Europe 2014 (part 2)

A savage journey to the heart of evidence-based management for software organizations in 1,000 words or less Dateline: 3 July 2014, Amsterdam (Read part 1.) Lunch-time sandwiches behind me, Forrester’s Diego lo Giudice’s Keynote: The State of Scaling Agile In The Age of The Customer roared into life in the ‘Grote zaal’. Sporting a sharp […]

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Cognitive Biases in Quality Assurance

I came across this excellent article on cognitive biases in software engineering, which you should read. Go on, I’ll wait. I think it’s worth considering how those cognitive biases listed affect the relationship between developers and test engineers in software projects. Now you really should read the linked article, if you haven’t already.

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Gonzo QA: Fear and Loathing at Scrum Day Europe 2014 (part 1)

A savage journey to the heart of evidence-based management for software organizations in 1,000 words or less Dateline: 3 July 2014, Amsterdam I approached Scrum Day Europe with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Ken Schwaber was giving the opening and closing keynote speeches. Ken Schwaber! Ken co-developed the Scrum process and signed the Agile […]

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QA vs. QC in Software

A discussion in the Software Testing & Quality Assurance group on LinkedIn concerned itself with the distinction of the terms quality assurance and quality control as they apply to software. Some points raised in that discussion seem worth mentioning. To quote from Wikipedia: Quality Assurance refers to administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality […]

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The Rising Recognition of Software QA

Tech blogger Kris Köhntopp was interviewed by the German language PHP magazin on his Google+ post on the Heartbleed bug. I’m not going to comment on the interview much, except to mention it’s title: Qualitätssicherung bei Software ist alles andere als ein gelöstes Problem Or, in English: Quality Assurance in software is anything but a […]

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Is SCRUM Agile?

Most people would agree that the answer to this question is “yes”. And I’d count myself amongst one of those people. However, I’ve witnessed and participated in a lot of projects that use SCRUM, but failed with exactly the issues that Agile wants to avoid. How is that possible?

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spriteCloud @ gamescom 2011

More or less by chance I had an opportunity to attend the first day of gamescom this year, Europe’s biggest video game related trade show. The entertainment area where consumers get a glimpse of new games was a blast, as expected. But the business area open only to trade visitors was particularly interesting to me, […]

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Welcome to the Real World, Microsoft

Alright, that’s a provocative title right there, I admit it. I couldn’t resist. A short while ago, I was perusing the July 2011 issue of the Communications of the ACM, when I came across an interview article with some of the people behind a massive retro-documentation project at Microsoft. Microsoft had to document much of […]

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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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