Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (April 2019)

Time for an update!

Introduction The following post updates our recommendations for platforms, operating systems and browsers to use when testing commercial web sites targeting consumers in Europe. Our recommendations are based on usage figures widely available on the Internet, our experience and our analysis of client needs. Since browser versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations […]

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The 3 most common mistakes writing Gherkin features

common gherkin mistakes

In the past, I’ve worked on many projects where they either used Gherkin to describe functionality or to be used for test automation. You can have a look at how to write Gherkin scripts with a straightforward example if you need a primer on the topic. The following recommendations are useful for both usages.

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5 best practices for ecommerce testing during the holiday season

eCommerce testing helps a lot during the holiday period

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have just passed for 2017, with online businesses continuing the annual trend of conquering more of the global market. This is a pretty predictable result, and highlights the need for retailers to make sure their ecommerce website is performing at optimal levels during the holiday season. We’ve tested A LOT […]

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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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Which Android versions should I test on?

Android versions to consider in 2017.

In the last Android statistics blog, I made the prediction that Android 7 would really take a larger market share. Obviously that was to be expected. We have seen Android 7 Nougat grow from 7.1% to 13.5% this month. It is not hard to predict that by November, Android Nougat will have reached a solid […]

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Do I really have to test on all those browser configurations? (Part 2)

This is part 2 of this article discussing the reasons why you should test your app or website on multiple browser configurations. Today we continue with browser functionality and the differences between devices. How your product functions on different browsers Ideally, the way your product functions would be the same on all browsers and operating […]

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Do I really have to test on all those browser configurations? (Part 1)

One of the most common questions that our clients ask us is whether it is necessary to test on a multitude of browser configurations during cross-browser testing. It’s easy to drown in the choices that are available, making cross-browser testing a difficult process to handle internally. Since the ultimate goal of test planning is to […]

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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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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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‘Our biggest competitor is the option to not test at all’

test automation graphic

This week, our Business Development Manager talks about the benefits of spriteCloud’s approach to software testing. 14 months ago, I joined spriteCloud as a ‘rookie’ in the software testing world. After being rapidly pumped full of information and presentations, the first customer visits presented themselves. After my first meetings with the responsible managers, it was […]

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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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Game testing – An Introduction

“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” – Shigeru Miyamoto Game testing is a specific type of software testing focused on video games, that can be extended and used in the ever growing market of entertainment and educational software (apps, simulators, video games, presentations etc.) As a part of […]

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Oedipus and the testing Sphinx

A long time ago, in ancient Greek, Oedipus was travelling to Thebe. On his way, he crossed the path of a Sphinx. The Sphinx stopped all travellers on the road to Thebe to ask them a riddle. If they were not able to answer the riddle correctly, they would be killed and eaten. If the […]

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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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Code Design: Introduction

Background A few years ago, after listening to a presentation I gave on software release managament, a member of the audience expressed with what appeared to be a mixture of amazement and bitterness that “this should be taught at university as part of every computer science course”. At the time, I took that as a […]

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Cross browser testing – The truth is in the numbers

Viral Wouldn’t this almost be a great viral campaign? This new campaign of one of the world’s leading companies only works properly in Internet Explorer 9.0. In other browsers this is what the Wallmart Video Download service looked like right after launch. Even though errors like this don’t occur that much anymore most Chrome and […]

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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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