Testing in a Scrum team which uses the Gitflow workflow

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. In my blog, I am going to assume that the reader […]

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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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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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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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Software Lifecycle Consultancy

It feels like ages that I blogged about the place of QA in software development. Granted, in internet years, it has been a while. But the topic never seems to quite go away. Since I wrote that other blog post, a lot of things have happened here at spriteCloud. In the meantime, we’ve been involved […]

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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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