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PQA is enthusiastic about research and exploring the latest approaches, techniques and tools of testing. We are not afraid to challenge testing standards and explore new ideas. We want to find problems early in the process through the design and execution of smart testing solutions for our clients.


It’s Always Risky Business with Web Applications

By Don Spencer, President, IONA Software Solutions

May 30, 2014

There is a sign on the front door of our office building. It’s been there all winter. It says something like this: “Would the last person leaving the building please make sure the doors are locked? They sometimes stick”. Sometimes it seems like web application security is...

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Did Sesame Street Impact the Adoption of Agile Methodology?

By Ella Hoyt, Test Consultant

May 5, 2014

History of Sesame Street

The first episode of Sesame Street aired in November 1969. It was aimed at preschoolers and was based on any number of research studies. 'It wanted to be an educational program due to the common thought 'at the time' that television programs harmed...

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To Test or Not to Test?

By Brian Doyle, Delivery Manager

April 1, 2014

What is COTS?

Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software is pre-built software usually provided by a 3rd party vendor. COTS applications typically require configurations and / or customizations that are tailored to specific requirements of the customer for their software...

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Making Numbers Count - Metrics that Matter

By Mike Trites, Senior Test Consultant

March 4, 2014

As testers and test managers, we are frequently asked to report on the progress or results of testing to our stakeholders.  Questions like “How is testing going?” may seem simple enough at a glance, but there are actually a number of ways that one could respond when asked. ...

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