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This blog is intended for software system engineers, architects and managers or people generally interested in development, testing and integration of software systems. It is part of profiq’s community effort that has the objective of sharing knowledge and ideas about software system integration, testing and development. In addition to this technical content, we share updates about life at profiq.

VoLTE in the news!!

Posted 5 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

T-Mobile Czech Republic started testing VoLTE technology, that is IP telephony over LTE. A nice article was published about it in the Czech news (see [1] for an English summary). VoLTE should be generally available for customers from January!

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Bringing innovation to life from new office in Ostrava

Posted 5 years ago by rasta

The demand for profiq’s services from Silicon Valley based hi-tech companies is increasing. This brings new opportunities for technical talent in the Ostrava region. People started seeing us as a competitive alternative to existing IT vendors on the job market of the region, even before moving to Ostrava. Opening a new engineering center in Ostrava increases […]

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Why didn’t you tell me!

Posted 5 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Here comes a testing focused article after a series of technical blogs! It is based on experience with projects managed through waterfall processes and it continues the series about tackling test complexity. It is about a luxury that we so often ask for and we often don’t have in testing: to be involved early in the product development […]

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How to run Engine Yard Local in CentOS 6.5

Posted 6 years ago by janhaj

Engine Yard is a platform as a service (PaaS) company that focuses on deployment and management of Ruby on Rails, PHP and Node.js servers in order to provide to customer a quick and simple way to deploy applications. They provide also a local version of Ruby on Rails server on Gentoo Linux so anyone can […]

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OpenAM Session Upgrade: How To

Posted 6 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

I gave a short overview of OpenAM Session Upgrades in a previous article. This is a follow-up that intends to describe the process of configuring it and discussing some of its implications. This blog was sitting back half done as a Draft for several months. It was originally written based on ForgeRock OpenAM 10.x . OpenAM 11 […]

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Partnering with ForgeRock to deliver Open Identity and Access Management Solutions

Posted 7 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

profiq just announeced strategic partnership with ForgeRock for system integration of open-source and standard-based Access and Identity Management (IAM) products. This is a fundamental milestone in fulfilling profiq’s system integration and system testing strategy. We have spent the last 8+ years with deploying and testing ForgeRock products and their predecessors and looking forward to offering […]

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OpenAM Session Upgrade: Overview

Posted 7 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

SSO authentication introduces some technical challenges besides providing obvious benefits. Imagine for example that you need to assign different types or levels of authentication to different resources or different actions within a domain. E.g. you allow users to view information, if they successfully authenticate using user name and password, while you may require them to […]

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Knowing your subject

Posted 7 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

This article follows-up with the series of  articles about tackling test complexity, adding a view on the importance of product knowledge, when coping with the complexity of testing. Let’s assume that you understand already, who your customers are;) I managed testing of a large integrated suite of software products on one of my past projects. […]

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Missing the forest for the trees

Posted 8 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Understanding customer needs for being able to do good testing sounds like commonplace that doesn’t need a special discussion. And testing projects often omit to discuss them indeed. Testing teams often start their project involvement with reading functional (or non-functional) specifications, skipping the customer view. I’m still mentioning it on the first place in the […]

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Tackling complexity

Posted 8 years ago by Gabor Puhalla

Software complexity is one of the most significant challenges that a software tester may face. Testing software that is complex usually requires a breadth of knowledge and experience. The goal that the tester needs to accomplish with regards to complexity is: to test the software in a reasonable time and at a reasonable cost. As […]

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