Testing Methods and Experience

On this page are our various articles and posts that relate to the various software testing methods and our experiences with testing over the years. Our testers are deeply knowledgeable on a wide variety of testing topics which has allowed spriteCloud to create a fairly extensive blog on software testing, quality assurance, DevOps, cybersecurity, and test automation.

 

Here you can find articles ranging from things like managing remote working testers and developers, an explanation of the benefits and drawbacks of test automation, test automation in CI/CD, and an article describing the differences between penetration testing and vulnerability scanning.

 

Scroll through this page to see many interesting articles about software testing or click on the individual sub-categories for more specific topics. These are sub-categories that coincide with the software testing services and areas of expertise we maintain at spriteCloud. These sub-categories cover the topics of test automation, performance and load testing, mobile app testing, agile and DevOps, and cybersecurity testing.

 


6 reasons why external software testers are essential for development teams

6 reasons why external software testers are essential

We of all people understand the incredible value that thorough testing has when it comes to building quality software. Bugs get identified and reported quicker, backlogs are prioritised better, and solutions to business-critical issues are resolved.  In our experience, an external software testing partner working alongside an in-house team not only improves a product’s quality …

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When Software Fails, part 1

When software fails people get mad or hurt.

As quality assurance and software testing experts, often our biggest competitor is the choice for organisations to not test. More accurately, some organisations believe their team of developers is adequate to test the latest features rather than hiring test engineers. As software test engineers we believe that this thought process is misguided. Developers – whose …

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spriteTalk #87: Automated Contract Testing

Automated Contract Testing presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqStyQkgfvE Our Senior Test Automation Engineer, Murilo is a wizard when it comes to automation. Fortunately for spriteCloud, he is also very good at training people on automation.  During our weekly Friday afternoon drinks and technical talks, what we call our spriteTalks, Murilo introduced automated contract testing to the spriteCloud team. During the presentation, he …

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Internet of Things Security with Arrows Group

Internet of Things Security webinar

https://vimeo.com/536360634 At the end of March, our managing director of cybersecurity services, Justin Leavenworth, took part in a webinar discussing the rise of IoT and how to combat cyber risks. For those not so familiar with the subject of the Internet of Things (IoT), these networked devices are predicted to change not only our personal …

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eCommerce Testing: best practices for happy customers

Best Practices for eCommerce Testing

Table of Contents For most retail businesses, the holiday shopping season is typically the most important period of the year to earn revenue. In some cases this is also when they get the most of their yearly revenue.  To do this though, a seamless user experience is key. When a small inconvenience in the order …

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Software Testing at a Digital Agency

You know software testing and what is required to thoroughly test an application, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. However, the factors that contribute to successful testing are dependent on many things, such as the work environment. No two businesses are the same and software testing in a Digital Agency is quite a bit different than …

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Introducing Justin Leavenworth, Cybersecurity Managing Director

A few months ago we announced that Justin Leavenworth would be heading up the cybersecurity arm of spriteCloud. After some time to settle in, Justin is now actively working with clients to provide vulnerability scanning and penetration testing solutions to their organisation. Justin is also working with organisations that traditionally weren’t so concerned with cybersecurity …

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Five Best Practices for Successful Salesforce Testing

Five Berst Practices for Salesforce Testing

Salesforce is a popular customer relationship management (CRM) application and ecosystem that has grown rapidly in market share and maturity over the last ten years or so. Salesforce’s CRM offering and its accompanying customer service, marketing automation, and application development features have made it an incredibly popular choice for enterprise-level organisations. As with any complex, …

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Mobile Website Test Automation with Cucumber but without the hassle

Mobile Website Test Automation with Cucumber

Introduction In the test automation world, the client often requests to run the tests on mobile devices, next to doing the testing on regular desktop. When running your automation in Cucumber, you have multiple possibilities to solve this. In this article I will talk about these possibilities and a new (simple) way to do it …

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Zoom’s Cyber Security Issues: Lessons to Take Away

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Due to the unprecedented spread of the novel coronavirus across the globe, many organisations were forced to adopt remote working and virtual conferencing solutions to stop their activities from grinding to a complete halt. The most widely known of these tools, due to its most recent media coverage, is Zoom.  At the time of publishing …

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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. As businesses try to adapt to remote working practices and trying as much as possible to continue working, many new tools and products are being adopted to bridge the gap …

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Test Automation Tools and Frameworks

Test Automation Tools and Frameworks

Test automation is a double-edged sword. Master Sword – Cross @seekpng.com Tools Cypress.io Detox TestCafe Xamarin On one side, test automation is a powerful process that can significantly increase your development team’s performance and test coverage.  On the other side, test automation can be difficult to implement, maintain, and stay within budget, especially with inexperienced …

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Dutch site’s zero-day hack: a lesson in vulnerability scanning

The hack of the Dutch site, hookers.nl, provides a valuable lesson on cybersecurity.

Last month (at the time of writing this post), a Dutch website was hacked. This was not just any website. It was a forum used by, among others, employees of Dutch governmental institutions like law enforcement, foreign affairs and the ministry of defence. Normally such a breach would simply mean that users of the affected …

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DevOps Security: Secrets from the Trenches

Like a castle, DevOps security is meant to secure your development.

Image source: Pexels Software development is occurring faster and deployment is becoming more complex every day, and security vulnerabilities and threats are mirroring this process. This means that security can no longer be treated as an add-on if you want to ensure that your applications are reliable and that you and your customers’ data is …

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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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How E-commerce Brands Can Better Protect Customer Data

Data security: how ecommerce brands can better protect customer data

Around the time at which Amazon assumed its position at the top of the ecommerce mountain, the average online shopper had become extremely relaxed about distance selling. After all, it had evidently been turned into a reliable and hyper-efficient process, and there didn’t seem to be anything to worry about — but that naive optimism …

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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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