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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.


Three Tools to Support a New Tester

By Kevin Jerome, Quality Assurance Analyst

May 7, 2019

Hi my name is Kevin. I’ve been a tester with PLATO Testing for three years. In that time, I’ve found some tools that were very helpful to me starting out as a tester, that I wish I had known about sooner.

First, it is important to have music listening apps like Spotify to...

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Lessons in Testing I Learned Re-Watching ‘The Matrix’

By Danielle Gulliver, Software Tester

May 7, 2019

The last time I watched the 1999 film The Matrix was around 15 years ago and I was absolutely way too young. I finished the movie having no understanding of what had happened or what it had been about. So, when I saw that it was on Netflix, I decided to revisit the movie I had...

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Containers: Cleaning up and Simplifying the Work of a Tester

By Jim Peers, QA Practitioner

March 4, 2019

Containers are a specialized form of virtualization, but their increasing and varied usage make them a topic in themselves. Containers have been around since the early 1980s, but with the spreading adoption of DevOps methodologies, their popularity has taken off. Here we give...

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Three Key Types of Virtualization for a Software Tester

By Jim Peers, QA Practitioner

March 4, 2019

Virtualization is a broad area. Here we delve into three types of virtualization: platform virtualization, network virtualization, and service virtualization. All three types are of high interest in software development. A separate article in this newsletter will discuss...

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Diversity in the Workplace

By Carol Simpson, Founder and CEO of Focus PS Inc.

May 3, 2018

I’d like to start out by introducing you to Focus Professional Services Inc. [Focus]. Just like PQA, Focus offers software QA outsourcing services, and just like the PLATO initiative, Focus is a diverse employer. The difference is that our employees are on the autism spectrum....

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