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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.


A Toolbox for Performance Testers

By Nathaniel Couture and Chris Flint

July 8, 2019

The most common types of tools that one thinks of when the topic of performance testing is discussed are the load generation tools. Dozens of load generation tools come up when any term related to performance testing is entered into a search engine. However, this category of...

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Meet some faces of our Performance Testing Team

By PQATesting

July 8, 2019

Nathaniel Couture, VP Professional Services: Nathaniel started his career as a performance tester in 2005, using MS ACT, then Grinder. While today his main role is working to keep his team busy, he has played an active role on many performance testing projects as the lead,...

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An Introduction: Why Performance Testing?

By Shumail Javed, Automation & Performance Specialist

July 8, 2019

Imagine you have just returned from long holidays and have taken loads of pictures to share on Facebook with friends. You have an excellent Wi-Fi connection, you start uploading pictures, but somehow the uploading has not completed. There has been performance degradation and...

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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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