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.

 


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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Testing in a Scrum team which uses the Gitflow workflow

Workflow for Git Model

Over the last couple of years I have worked on many projects using the Gitflow workflow. This well established workflow works really well for teams working according to Scrum. For a detailed explanation of the Gitflow workflow I highly recommend reading Vincent Driessen’s blog. I would also recommend reading our post about how to setup …

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VR through ‘Charter-based’ exploratory testing

'Awesome Exploratory Testing Cycle' by Simon Tomes

Virtual Reality applications – both those that are built for VR and those that only have VR features enabled – are a type of software that can be characterized by a high degree of interactivity, with many components and systems. From the ‘simple’ type of VR experience – such as consuming various types of media …

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Pioneering Appium with Ruby for Mobile Test Automation, Part 1: Required Software

Samsung Galaxy s5 used for mobile test automation

Appium is a single link in the chain called ‘mobile test automation’. Yet it has much attention focused on it. I’ve got it to work with my old Samsung Galaxy S4 phone (below). Interested? Learn more about mobile test automation and automation in general in our guide called “Test Automation: nearly everything you need to …

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6 reasons why external software testers are essential to development [Infographic]

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. We’re testers – it’s what we are all about! In our experience, an external software testing partner working alongside an in-house team not only improves a product’s quality, but optimises the development process for greater efficiency. …

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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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‘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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Yahoo no longer does software testing; continuous integration and what it means to software testing

Recently I saw on one of Linkedin’s software testing groups a post that said Yahoo no longer does software testing. The headline was meant to grab the attention of the group in a controversial way so as to guarantee a lot of discussion. And, it did. So what do they do? I asked as I …

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Why game testing is important

During the first part of my discussion I covered part of the history and current market value of game and mobile game testing, as well as the simple differences it holds compared to application and web testing. In this second part I would like to outline in more detail how game testing is executed.

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