What Is Transactive Energy?

Over the past two years, the GridWise® Architecture Council has been developing a body of knowledge aimed at addressing one of the major challenges to the electrical system. Traditionally, power system operations have been centrally managed with a focus on maintaining adequate capacity, power and …

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Transactive Control and its Role in Optimizing Grid Performance

The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project (PNW-SGDP) is implementing a leading-edge technology it calls “transactive control” that is considered a specific instantiation of a GridWise Architecture Council Transactive Energy architecture. The intent of transactive control is to standardize a scalable, distributed mechanism for exchanging …

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SGIP Catalog of Standards

When Are Standards Ready to Deploy?
One of the most critical issues for utilities and vendors is understanding when the industry can expect the products based on a standard to be ready to deploy. When will products be certified? Are certified products really interoperable without …

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Welcome to the Fax/Telecom Testing Blog

Welcome to QualityLogic’s Fax/Telecom testing Blog, created and maintained by many of QualityLogic’s key engineers and managers. Our hope is to provide you with a dynamic stream of interesting content that will help you more effectively and efficiently test your communication networks and facsimile devices. …

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PDF Testing Strategies

QualityLogic’s PDF Functional Test Suite (FTS) is the printer industry’s first third-party conformance test for PDF consumers (i.e Direct to PDF printers, file format converters, etc.). This test complements QualityLogic’s PDF Application Test Suite and PDF InteropAnalyzer.
Beyond Common Myths
Perhaps it would be useful …

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ABC’s of ISO Toner and Ink Yield Standards

Most printer companies in the world are now beginning to report the yield of their ink and toner cartridges using recently released ISO standard methods. In the past, each company used their own internal methods for testing and reporting yields and while each method on …

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More ABC’s – ISO vs. ASTM Yield Claims

There are two organizations developing methodologies now in the public domain that printer and cartridge manufacturers are using to make their yield claims – ISO and ASTM. QualityLogic has thoroughly studied the methodologies published by each group and concluded that the ISO methodologies are far …

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Mindtouch Open Source Wiki

When I am not toiling away on QualityLogic’s testing projects, my passion is hiking in the outdoors. As part of that passion, about 5 years ago I developed a classic ASP website that became one of the most visited outdoors sites on the Internet.
The …

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Web APIs – Growth, Management, Protocols, Testing Tools

Over the past month, I have had the opportunity to look at a number of web services testing tools, the structure of various publicly facing Web Service APIs, and a number of companies who are offering web services API management.
Why Should I Implement a …

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Web Services API Testing Books

Here are some books that you might find useful when developing your web services API testing strategy…
The Art of Application Performance Testing
by Ian Molyneaux – This book was just released and I found it an outstanding conceptual overview of performance testing a web …

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Load Testing Flash Remoting Applications in SoapUI

Recently, QualityLogic performed a load test on a Flash remoting application using SoapUI. Currently, SoapUI doesn’t have support for the AMF format used to communicate with the gateway. The first step is to add AMF related classes to SoapUI. I downloaded BlaseDS, Adobe’s Flash remoting …

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