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Test Talk(s)

Welcome to Test Talk, where we discuss the developments and topics in the science of software quality testing in Canada and around the world. Topics range from quality assurance testing tools and methodologies to software quality engineering with thought leaders at QA Consultants and leading innovators and researchers.

Towards a Framework for the Certification of Reliable Autonomous Systems

The topic of this Test Talk is a discussion of the seminal research paper entitled “Towards a Framework for the Certification of Reliable Autonomous Systems.” Peter Watkins, QA Consultants’ Chief Operating Officer, was joined by Dr. Holger Schlingloff, Chief Scientist and Head of the Systems Quality Center of Fraunhofer FOKUS, to discuss the many challenges around certifying reliable autonomous systems as well as a proposed three-layer autonomous framework of reaction, rules, and principles.

Test Talk: What is shift left?

Senior Consultant, David Moss asks the question, “What is shift left?”

Client Tests. Stability Audit: AMD vs NVIDIA

Click to find out which video graphic driver was found to be the most stable in the gaming industry – AMD or NVIDIA?

Bill Klages in conversation with MAPLE Business Council

Bill Klages, VP Influencer & Partner Relations at Toronto-based QA Consultants, discusses the timing of software quality assurance and the opportunity to ‘shift left’.

Bill Klages in conversation with MAPLE Business Council about reshoring

Bill Klages, VP Influencer & Partner Relations at Toronto-based QA Consultants, discusses how the QA Consultants leverages Toronto’s talent pool through a low-overhead, hybrid employee model that delivers software quality assurance to clients.

Benefits of nearshoring QA services to Canada

Bill Klages, Vice President of Influencer Relations & Partner Management discusses the problems with offshore services and the benefits of nearshoring to Canada.

Visit QA Consultants to plan for a permanent re-shoring of your core QA function to a supplier partner who has a North American QA/QE platform.

Test Talk: Model Based Testing

Professor Dr Holger Schlingloff, Chief Scientist of the System Quality Center (SQC) at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS and professor for software engineering at the Humboldt University of Berlin asks, discusses Model-Based Testing.

Test Talk: Test Automation Management and Tools

Senior Consultant, Mobile COE Leader, Marsha Krakowsky, discusses our approach to automation management along with quality assurance industry tools.

Test Talk: Accessibility Testing & Compliance Promotion Package

Director, Professional Services, Aly Dawood, discusses our approach to accessibility testing and our Compliance Promotion Package for AODA, WCAG 2.0 (level A, AA), and Section 508.

Test Talk: Test Automation

Senior Manager, Professional Services, Rob Virdee, talks about the different types of testing (GUI test automation, API test automation, and performance test automation), skill sets required for test automation.