test automation

Calliope Pro: Manage Teams of Remote Working Developers and Testers

Remote Working Tool For Devs and Testers

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has the world in panic, economies crashing, and businesses struggling to adapt to a new way of working, working from home. spriteCloud is now providing assistance to businesses with its COVID-19 Business Aid Package. Learn more about how this could help your business. As businesses try to adapt to remote working …

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Testing Titans: Bas Dijkstra, test automation trainer and consultant

Testing Titans with Bas Dijkstra

Welcome to Testing Titans! Consider this the first in a series of many in-depth interviews with movers and shakers in the software testing and quality assurance industry. The goal behind these interviews and, the series as a whole, is to lift the veil on the software testing world and shine a light on the concepts, …

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Getting to know us: Marianne Uhl, our new Test Automation Engineer Intern

Marianne Uhl our new intern

It’s been about half a year since our last intern Robin left us and in that period we started to miss the youthful energy that comes with working with an impressionable student who is eager to learn. We were fortunate enough to be able to bring Marianne on board, who is not only a quick …

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Test Automation Tools: TestCafe

Test Automation Tools: TestCafe

For more reviews of Test Automation Tools and Frameworks, head to our main topic page. I recently wrote a blog post on Cypress.io as a non-Selenium-based automation tool using the JavaScript test framework running on and in the browser. Today, I will review another awesome non-Selenium JavaScript E2E (End-to-End) testing framework which is now one …

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Test automation: Benefits and Drawbacks

Test Automation: Benefits and Drawbacks

Like many processes, test automation is a coin with two sides to it. When done correctly, test automation can significantly increase your development team’s performance and test coverage. On the other hand, test automation can also be difficult to implement, maintain, and stay on budget. This is especially the case with an inexperienced team and …

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The difference between manual testing and test automation

Manual testing versus test automation

While the differences between these two forms of testing is pretty obvious by their names, manual and automated. While it seems clear, it is important to give a fuller explanation to these two different yet inexorably connected forms of tests. If you have spent as much time reading, working, and thinking about test automation as …

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Test automation in continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD)

Dilbert on Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Why continuous delivery? A key thing to be able to compete in the market is to be able to build new products and services faster than other companies. That’s why the usage of Agile and DevOps is increasing. Software products need to be released on the shortest cycles possible. This need for fast development cycles …

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Mobile Automation Testing Tools: Test Automation For Rapid App Development

Mobile Automation Testing Tool

As with most development, mobile application development uses an agile way of working. Mobile app testing manually can be repetitive and time-consuming which costs you more time and money at the same time by onboarding more people to do the manual test. In line with sprint-based development, mobile automation testing has increased in popularity among …

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Press Release: spriteCloud launches Calliope.pro for immediate use by worldwide test automation community

Calliope.pro

Calliope.pro imports JSON and XML test results from Cucumber, jUnit and other major software test automation tools and makes the data easily accessible in a central, shareable dashboard Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October 23, 2018 – spriteCloud B.V., a provider of software testing services, announces the worldwide availability of the unified test results dashboard Calliope.pro. …

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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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Complete Setup Guide for Ruby, Cucumber and Watir on Windows

Set up Cucumber, Ruby and Waitr on Windows

Aside from the tools explained in this post, we have recently launched a test results dashboard designed to help you maintain an overview of all your automated tests. It’s called Calliope Pro, and we have a completely free (no credit card required) starter account for you to try it out. Have a look at the …

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How to write Gherkin scripts – A straightforward example

A screenshot from a video explaining how to write Gherkin scripts.

Today we will take you through step-by-step how to successfully write and execute durable test scenarios using the Gherkin syntax, using the payment pathway of an eCommerce website as a straightforward example. If you have not set up your environment to allow you to use Cucumber and Gherkin for testing, be sure to follow our …

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Why maximising browser size ruins your (automated) regression tests

Maximize window

In the world of test automation, I often see people asking, “How do I maximise the browser window size?”. I actually used to do this myself in my early days of carrying out TA. Before that, when I worked as a functional tester, I never really thought about this being an issue. Most people have …

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Introducing spriteCloud’s Test Automation as a Service

Test Automation as a Service Process Infographic

Today spriteCloud officially launches our Test Automation as a Service (TAaaS) commercial offering. This is the culmination of many years of hard work and planning, and I am immensely proud to say we are finally here. We’ve also written many articles about software testing over the years and have recently brought them together in one …

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Successful test automation with Cucumber in the Cloud

How can you make Test Automation succeed? The biggest challenge to making a success out of test automation (TA) is maintainability. Maintainability of both your TA test suite as well as the TA infrastructure you are using is critical. I will explain both and describe how to get a successful TA setup on the API …

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Web testing with Cucumber for eCommerce applications

Since starting spriteCloud we have been setting up test automation suites for our clients using the frameworks Cucumber and Selenium webdriver. We notice that more and more eCommerce companies also show interest in test automation and particularly this test setup. Also, since the holiday season is typically the biggest revenue generating period, follow our 5 …

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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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