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Remote Working Strategy at spriteCloud

Remote Working Strategy

COVID-19 has brought drastic changes to the way people work almost overnight. The most visible change is the move away from offices to remote locations, which typically is a person’s own home. In fact, the WFH (Working From Home) update on a person’s online social spaces is the new normal. A person who is not WFH is …

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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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The new way of testing

This week, Hozan Said, our new Business Development Manager, talks about his impression of spriteCloud’s working culture. I joined spriteCloud at the beginning of June and my first impression was really positive. The team wanted to make me feel at home. During the day, the CEO and COO and my new colleagues asked me several …

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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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Why call it Calliope?

sC: Mike, you named our test automation product spriteCloud Calliope and you titled the introductory article “The Muse that Helps Your Test Suites Tell Their Stories”. What’s that all about? Mike Feord: Well, Calliope is the muse of epic poetry and story-telling. The Calliope is a steam-driven organ, and the first industrial machine to play …

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Agile Software Design

In Agile development, Big Design Up Front (BDUF) is considered an anti-pattern. As with any pattern and anti-pattern, people — engineers in particular — have a tendency to treat them as rules, as laws that Shall Not Be Broken (TM). The unfortunate side-effect can be that in teams where that mode of thinking prevails, any …

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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?

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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