Using QualityLogic Ad Hoc Testers as a Simulated IEEE 2030.5 Head-End

QualityLogic recently completed work with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) on the California Solar Initiative Solicitation #4 project. The project was designed to demonstrate a number of new technologies including the use of standard communications interfaces to smart inverters. The standard interfaces were both …

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QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 V2 Test Tools Due Year End

We started work at the beginning of July on a new version of the QualityLogic IEEE 2030.5 Test Tools and are making good progress. We are calling the effort the “Accelerator 2016 Program” and are grateful to our partners who have pre-ordered the new version.

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VTN Payload Logging

One of the challenges with the VTN in the Cloud is isolating problems with OpenADR XML payload exchanges. The open source EPRI VTN, the basis for QualityLogic’s cloud offering, provides no support in the administrative interface for viewing payload exchanges. This limitation is particularly serious …

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OpenADR and the Internet of Things

The classic Demand Response (DR) program has the utility, facilitator, or aggregator providing or partially funding the infrastructure required to shed load at a commercial, industrial, or residential site. This infrastructure may include communication equipment needed to receive DR event signals, telemetry usage measurement equipment, …

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Interoperability Testing with the OpenADR Cloud VEN Tester

QualityLogic is in the midst of releasing an update to both the A and B profile OpenADR test harness. As with any release of an OpenADR implementation, a variety of conformance and interoperability testing is required.
After our developers completed code modifications, we ran a …

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Automated Testing vs. Manual Testing – Getting the Right Mix

Automation is ideal for continuously running sanity checks to verify that the development crew didn’t unintentionally break something. The problem with automation is one of resource availability. Placing heavy emphasis on test automation means allocating highly skilled resources to it and, even if they are …

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Automated Testing or Manual Testing for SaaS based Products?

SaaS product testing – where defects impact every paying customer and changes are rapid-fire – poses unique and daunting challenges. The speed of test automation is appealing, but what specific challenges does automating testing bring?
Sanity/smoke tests (testing to make sure there is no collateral …

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QualityLogic Leads Development of OpenADR Program Guide

QualityLogic’s Jim Zuber, noted expert and trainer on OpenADR technology, has been working with the OpenADR Alliance Technical Committee to develop and write an OpenADR Program Guide. The guide was introduced in a webinar July 28, and comments will be accepted up to four weeks …

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6 API Testing Best Practices

Want to build a better API? Just follow these 6 API testing best practices and you’ll be in great shape.

Start with a thorough examination and review of the API specifications, their definition of each resource parameter, call use, business process use and error trapping.

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Test Automation Adventures – Part 1 – Reviewing Appium

Mobile App Test Automation Made Awesome.
That is the Appium tagline, and after a recent dance with this application I’ve concluded that there is certainly some truth to the claim. If the tag line contained “made simple” we might have more to quibble about.
In …

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