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 job it is to create — do not make for good testers — whose job it is to destroy.

Part of our job as a software testing organisation is to educate other organisation in the understanding that software testing is a value-adding activity, that it…

Written by: Travis Hatridge

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 took us through some of the basics of what contract testing is, what it does, and why it is useful.

A brief explanation of contract testing

Contract testing exists to help with integration testing, which in turn is a process for testing that the various integrated systems…

Written by: spriteCloud

Yesterday spriteCloud founders Andy and Mark were interviewed on the national New Business Radio programme “Let’s Talk New Business.”

During the nearly hour-long segment, the two talked about:

  • What spriteCloud does
  • How spriteCloud was founded
  • The industry of software testing and cybersecurity
  • SaaS products in general and Calliope Pro for test automation
  • Hiring highly technical people in a scarce environment
  • The impact COVID-19 had on spriteCloud
  • spriteCloud’s expansion into new countries

Listen to the recordings on Soundcloud or Spotify below.

Originally published at on April 22, 2021.

Written by: Travis Hatridge

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 lives but also our professional lives.

The most commonly associated IoT devices are things like smart refrigerators, homes assistants like Alex or Echo, and smart lighting like the Philips Hue lights. Outside of the consumer electronics side, IoT has the potential…

Written by: Max Kunkels

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 testing at a bank. In this article, we are going to hear from one of our test engineers, Max, and learn from his experiences of working and, specifically, testing for Digital Agencies.

Read more of our articles on our testing experience…

Written by: spriteCloud

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 as they perceived themselves to not being potential targets of cyberattacks. As the world becomes more digital, these organisations are coming under greater threat of cybercrime every day. …

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Mobile Test Automation using Xamarin.UITest

The mobile test automation scene is growing fast and when it comes to a single environment for mobile app development that also allows for easy test automation, Xamarin certainly is a solution worth your attention. Let’s take a moment to talk about Xamarin from a development perspective but before we get into using Xamarin for testing. Testing is our domain of expertise so we will focus on that part a little more than the development side of Xamarin

We asked our Test Engineer, Nafeez Virani…

Updated: October 14th, 2020

Here are our recommendations for platforms, operating systems and browsers to use when testing commercial web sites targeting consumers in Europe. Our recommendations are based on usage figures widely available on the Internet, our experience and our analysis of customer needs. Since versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations regularly.

List of latest stable releases

Operating systems

  • Android 11
  • iOS / iPadOS 14 — soon!
  • macOS 11 Big Sur — soon!
  • Microsoft Windows 10


  • Google Chrome 86
  • Microsoft Edge Chromium 86
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (MS-IE) 11
  • Mozilla Firefox (FF) 81
  • Safari 14 — soon!
  • Google Chrome 86
  • Microsoft Edge Chromium 86

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, integrated solution like a Salesforce, quality assurance and software testing is important. We will take a moment to explain how Salesforce testing works and five key best practices for successful Salesforce testing.

An Overview of Salesforce Testing

Quality assurance software testing, and particularly test automation, are our bread and butter here at spriteCloud. Sure, we also provide our clients with cybersecurity penetration testing, manual/functional testing and performance and load testing, but our core area of expertise remains helping clients achieve the benefits of automating their software tests.

To this end, we love open-source tools and we have a particularly strong romance with Cucumber and Gherkin. As testers, we look at the world through the lens of software testing. We often work with clients to help them achieve their business goals through high-quality testing, which involves helping to…


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