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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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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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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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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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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Can a receptionist do QA?

Recently I was at a company whose QA effort was done part time by a receptionist, typically just before the release went out. The senior project manager would get her to spend an hour clicking around a pre-production site to see if – in her estimation – it worked sufficiently well to go live to […]

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Web testing with Cucumber

Agile testing methods One of the keys to a successful agile software project is considering testing from the beginning. While in some projects, especially web projects, testing is sometimes an afterthought, one member of the team clicking away on the site for a while before deployment to production, which is not really a sustainable way […]

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Starting a new test project

Starting to test a project is always a challenge. You don’t necessarily know what to expect of the software. It is supposed to be almost ready, but the definition of ready varies a lot based on the individual developer. And not only of the developer. There are many external factors affecting the project and pushing […]

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