Updated Transactive Control Node on VOLTTRON

Based on and supported by the Pacific Northwest Regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project (PNW-SGDP), QualityLogic is developing a specification to update the Transactive Control (TC) technology that was developed and implemented in the demonstration project. This architecture and design enable Transactive Energy (TE) systems. We …

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Smart Grid Northwest Formed

QualityLogic’s GM for Smart Grid, James Mater, has announced that he is to serve as the first Chair of the newly-formed Smart Grid Northwest. SGNW was previously Smart Grid Oregon and has now expanded into the other Northwest states.
The organization is the host for …

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Test Automation: Challenges of Developing Automated Test Scripts

Test automation has become the holy grail of both mobile app/site and desktop web development. There is considerable justification for this. In the current market, mobile and desktop development efforts have to get it right the first time. The modern user community has very little …

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eCommerce QA Testing: Thinking Outside the (Sand)Box

Credit card purchases over web and mobile devices have become one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. This means that, as an eCommerce or service company, you have to diligently guard those transactions. That requires careful eCommerce QA testing with the array of …

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How’s the Quality of Your Software QA Program?

In the conversation about quality, one aspect that is too often overlooked is the quality of the quality effort itself. How does QA know that it is doing a good job of managing its own efforts?
Assessment of software quality commonly relies on quality assurance …

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Trends in Responsive Website Design

Since our original post on responsive website design, we’ve been following new trends in this rapidly evolving field closely. Here’s a brief synopsis of what we’ve seen.
Mobile responsive design sites are becoming more common. One factor driving the number of responsive design sites higher …

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Sanity and Smoke Testing: What’s the Difference?

Sanity Checks
QualityLogic approaches sanity checks as testing the elementary functionality of all the features in a system. Creating and implementing such a test suite allows a rapid check for code breakage in areas apparently unrelated to the most recent feature additions/bug fixes.
The idea …

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Top 5 Reasons Test Automation Fails

Over the last decade, test automation has gained significant traction in the software testing sphere. The adoption of Agile methodologies and DevOps principles has lead enterprises and test engineers to plunge headlong into automated testing. Unfortunately, not all automation projects have been successful in getting …

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How to Manage Your Mobile Test Device Inventory

One of the greatest challenges in mobile app testing and website testing is assembling the right device/OS mix to make sure that your verification effort matches the installed base of your audience. Testing against every possible combination is not practical as the vast majority represent …

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What Agile Methodology Has Done for Software QA

The waterfall software development process literally ran on product requirements because they were the foundation of everything that followed the project’s inception. The requirements were supposed to be sufficiently detailed that engineering development could write code module specs on a one-to-one basis with product feature …

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Get your iOS 7 Apple Devices While You Can!

With the planned release of iOS 8 this fall, it’s important to evaluate your testing strategy and ensure that you have sufficient devices on hand when planning for the new iOS introduction.
It’s no secret that Apple device users tend to update very quickly once …

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Managed QA Services vs. Staffing

QualityLogic provides managed QA Test and Engineering services, rather than just simple staffing. This means we guarantee the performance of our assigned resources on your program. All resources are employees of QualityLogic and go through extensive skills tests, as well as background and drug screening.

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