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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.


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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Try People-First and Diversity Will Follow

By Mike Hrycyk, VP of Service Delivery, Pacific

May 3, 2018

At PQA Testing, we believe in a people-first mentality when it comes to career path and growth trajectory. By investing the time to have a solid and, most importantly, fair approach to titles and roles, we have found that a progressive approach for the protection of diversity...

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Automation Script Maintenance

By Jim Peers, QA Practitioner

March 28, 2018

We think of spring as a time of renewal and cleaning up our homes after getting through the winter. So, why not take some time to do the same thing for your automation?

In the same vein as development teams taking some time in the schedule to address technical debt,...

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