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.

 


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 has made it an incredibly popular choice for enterprise level organisations. As with any …

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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

Zoom-Featured-Image

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. 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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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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Hiring contractors vs permanent employees in the tech industry

Hiring contractors vs permanent employees for tech.

The job market is much different from it was ten years ago. This is especially true in the tech industry (IT and software development). As work in general and work particularly in the tech industry continues to move to contract- and project-based ways of working, evaluating whether hiring a contractor or a permanent employee becomes …

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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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Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Scanning: what’s the difference?

What is penetration testing?

There is a considerable amount of confusion in the security testing industry regarding penetration testing. This confusion mainly revolves around understanding the differences between what is penetration testing and vulnerability scanning. Despite the two services being quite different, they are equally vital for evaluating and maintaining an organisation’s security posture. This situation has come about …

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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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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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Pioneering Appium with Ruby for Mobile Test Automation, Part 2: OSx software

Testing Mac OSx

It’s time for a follow-up to my previous post on pioneering with Appium a month ago. In this post I assembled the required software to do automated testing for Android on Windows. In this post I’ll describe the same process for Mac OSx. If you found this series helpful be sure to also read our …

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