Archive for Author Regg Struyk, Author at Polarion Software Blog

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2 months ago
 

Current Tech Trends: Attack of the Drones!

I recently purchased a set of Star Wars drones and it got me thinking about all the practical and impractical uses for IoT devices. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment is bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months.

The complexity of these perceived simplistic products is amazing. You have physical components that start with lightweight composite materials to radar/positioning, sensors and circuit boards and finally software or the brain that controls all aspects of the drone.

What could go wrong? Well… everything could. For industrial use and military grade applications, the results can be disastrous. Quality becomes the critical component of the production lifecycle. The obvious first step is to make sure all components work according to requirement specifications. Do all the components behave correctly?

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3 months ago
 

Changing Lanes Quickly and Safely with Automotive ALM

There are few things more ubiquitous today than your car, especially within the fast-paced confines of our commuter culture. Now, as of 2016, no living generation can claim the automobile as anything less than the quintessential means of transportation.

As such, consumers expect new vehicles to provide expedient travel from place to place, better fuel economy year-over-year, and an assurance that the roads are growing more secure with added safety features.

Manufacturers are perpetually striking a balance between providing cost-effective hardware improvements that will simultaneously satisfy the evolving requirements of style, safety, and compliance. That’s more or less been the auto industry goal for 30+ years. (more…)

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1 year ago
 

Polarion QA: Solution for Emerging IoT Growing Pains

The emergence of Product Testing
Interconnected devices are expected to work. Your organization cannot afford to be the victim of a high profile recall, or the failure in the chain of interconnected devices which comprise anything  delivered using the Internet of Things (IoT).

Now add Agile, iterative and extreme programming cycles, creating massive amounts of high frequency change data and you a have perfect storm of QA challenges that requires a  flexible QA process holistically implemented throughout the entire product lifecycle development.

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1 year ago
 

Evolution of DevOps and ALM

There certainly is a continual convergence of industrial products, processes, and embedded software. The explosion of IoT devices has only accelerated a collision between software and quality.

We see more media reports about it, and what is interesting is that even traditional industries are facing a deluge of bad press from product recalls and delays — such as the massive inventory of software defects for the controversial US military F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, bank customers unable to access online accounts, and auto airbag sensor glitches all resulting from software issues. (more…)

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1 year ago
 

6 Reasons to Abandon Excel For Polarion QA

It still surprises me when I come across someone still relying on spreadsheets to manage their software testing projects.

I completely understand the attraction: it’s simple to use and relatively cheap. However, the key question to ask, “Do those reasons outweigh the negatives of using a spreadsheet for managing your key testing artifacts?”

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1 year ago
 

What’s New and Noteworthy in Polarion QA

Manage All Your Testing Needs With a Single Solution!

Polarion QA is a solution designed to provide a highly effective, transparent protection of quality integrity for your projects – in a familiar environment that you won’t have to relearn.  A jump to the unified Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is always seamless.

Using Polarion QA provides secure access from any connected device, allowing users to share test documents.  In addition, it’s possible to easily streamline communications between development and QA with a customizable workflow able to trigger user alerts, email notifications, subscriptions and so much more. (more…)

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2 years ago
 

Team Collaboration with Model Based Design and Polarion ALM

Thanks to guest blogger Saurabh Mahapatra,  Senior Product Manager for the Simulink® Platform at The MathWorks for  the following article written exclusively for Polarion Blog readers: (more…)

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3 years ago
 

Polarion QA is One of “Top 5 QA Testing Solutions of 2014”

Polarion QA was recently picked by business-software.com as one of the 2014 Top 5 QA Testing Software Solutions. In the Expert Picks and Reviews area of the blog, author Miranda Limonczenko writes: (more…)

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3 years ago
 

Increase Productivity using Polarion Connector for Salesforce

Fully integrated ALM with CRM provides enhanced value to your organization and its customer base. IMHO, here are the key reasons you should be using an integrated system:

  • Improved transparency by linking information throughout  the software development lifecycle.
  • Improved workflow will provide productivity increases and in turn bring about better implementations.
  • The ability to deliver faster with reduced development cycles.
  • Experience  a new level of customer satisfaction through adoption of  development best practices that align with customer requirements.

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3 years ago
 

Polarion and Mathworks partnership brings benefits to customers of both companies

In case you haven’t yet herad, Polarion and Mathworks recently announced a new Technology Partnership. MathWorks is the world’s leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists. Polarion is now a member of the MathWorks Connections Program. (more…)