Interop 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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Manual vs. Automation Testing – What’s 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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Auto vs. Manual SaaS Product Testing

SaaS product testing – where defects impact every paying customer and changes are rapid-fire – poses unique and daunting challenges. The speed of automated testing 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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Adventures with Automation – Part 1 – 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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Is Test Automation the Right Choice for a Small Project?

When you’re faced with individual tasks of a few days to a week in duration – more like small independent projects – is test automation a reasonable option? It might seem counter-intuitive to automate small projects, but test automation can actually be a big time …

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Does Managing a QA Team Require Technical Expertise?

Quality Assurance management requires an understanding of the elements that go into the system under test and the QA tools/approaches that are useful to test them. That’s not the same as being able to sit down and write code to be used in the system …

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A Peek into 3D Printing

3D printing has exploded recently with introductions of many sub-$1000 3D printers targeting homes and schools. 3D printing has migrated from relatively high-cost machines that were geared towards manufacturing prototyping to very low-cost desktop printers that print virtually anything one can imagine – plastic toys, …

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Rise of the Mobile Platforms – Mobile Printing

With the popularity of mobile phones that allow immersive Internet-connected experiences, as well as the ability to view, edit, manage and print rich content, virtually every printer manufacturer now supports printing from mobile devices. The desktop-centric presentation of a custom printer driver has been replaced …

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PDF Standardization

The ISO PDF Standard is currently being updated to version 2 (ISO 32000-2). It’s hard to believe that PDF was first introduced by Adobe Systems back in 1993, and in 2007 became the official ISO standard 32000 specification. This new version of the PDF standard …

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