News and PR

This category page contains blog posts, interviews, and press release that speak about recent news in the software testing world and news from spriteCloud as well. If we are attending a particular event, celebrating a milestone, or have important news about a new service offering, this is the place you will find it.

 

For example, we’ve recently launched a cybersecurity and penetration testing arm, which is doing quite well. The press release announcing the addition of penetration testing series can be found here.

 

You are here because you are interested in software testing, which means you might find like our interview series called ‘Testing Titans,’ where we talk with knowledgeable or influential software testing and quality assurance practitioners. Read the first of the interview series with Bas Dijkstra, a test automation consultant and trainer.

 

In July of 2019, spriteCloud celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The accompanying blog post is a fun way to see spriteCloud’s growth from 2009 to 2019. It’s also great looking at pictures of spriteys, past and present.

 


Testnet Spring Event 2017

Testnet – the largest professional organization for testers in the Netherlands – hosts yearly a large number of events. This year, the Testnet Spring Event 2017 was organized on 15th May. The theme was ‘Widen your base: new skills for testers’, with a variety of workshops and presentations. One of these workshops was ‘Storytelling for …

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spriteCloud placed 41 in the NRC Carrière monitor research for best employers

spriteCloud participated in the “NRC Carièrre monitor 2016/2017” survey and placed 41. On 23 January 2017 the NRC Carrière Monitor published the results of their research at an event in Amsterdam. The evening included an inspiring presentation about Talent Management from industry-expert Prof. Lidewey van der Sluis. Consultancy.nl plublished the post top 50 employers of …

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My visit to VR days Europe

At spriteCloud, we love technology. We are one of Europe’s first Virtual Reality testing companies and we are proud of it. So, when VR days Europe was held on our doorstep, we did not hesitate to dive in! We were proud sponsors of the event and our testers were active participants. I went there on …

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spriteCloud in the top half of the EMEA Deloitte FAST 500

spriteCloud ranked in the top half of the EMEA Deloitte FAST 500. A ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over four years. spriteCloud grew 456 percent during this period and reached place 222. spriteCloud’s CEO, Andy McDowell, credits this revenue …

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spriteCloud in the Deloitte Technology FAST50 of 2015

We are proud to announce that spriteCloud made it to the Deloitte Technology FAST50 list of 2015 in The Netherlands. On Friday 9th of October the Deloitte Technology Fast50 event will take place where the ranking of this top 50 will be published. Companies in the Fast50 list are judged based on their revenue growth …

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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.

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 (Read part 1 of this Gonzo QA series.) 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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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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Office Warming Party!!

As many of you no doubt know, we’ve moved offices recently, and now occupy an awesome domed lab in Amsterdam. Now that we’ve settled in a little, and the weather is better, it’s high time to kick off the new place with some merriment and dancing!

Leiden 071-ICT Foundation is a fact!

The already many years active network 071-ICT received an official status. On 11 January 2013, the 071-ICT foundation was created. The official launch was settled under the leadership of notary Janbert Heemstra at the office of De Clercq Lawyers Notaries. 071-ICT is the platform for the Leiden ICT sector and ICT professionals. 071-IT organizes free …

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spriteCloud UK is born

I’m incredibly chuffed to announce that as of today, we’ve opened a subsidiary company Cambridge, UK. This has been a while in the making, and is a huge step for us. We consider this step to be the optimal solution to the growing and changing demands on our business: Our customer base in the UK …

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FOSDEM 2012 Contest

Some of us will be at this year’s FOSDEM conference, and we figured that’d be a great moment to run a witch hunt^W^Wcontest. The rules are simple: Spot any of us at FOSDEM, and take a picture as proof. For the purposes of this competition, the whole of Brussels counts as “at FOSDEM”, at least …

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‘Het Financiële Dagblad Young Entrepeneur Pitch’

Our pitch about our Website Quality Assurance Services and Solutions in Dutch. Upon request we have translated the pitch: Goodday! Of no web-application it is known if all the functionally is always working for a 100%. Especially not, if the complexity increases, or when the application is in constant development. Let alone, when you have …

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SpriteCloud pitching at the finals of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Award 2010

On the 12th of January 2011 were the finals of the Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Award 2010 at the Shell headquarters in the Hague. This award is an initiative of Shell and Syntens. As one of the top 20 most innovative starters picked out of a group of >300 innovative young businesses, spriteCloud was able …

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