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Quardev Monthly, June 2012

In this edition we have a feature article from Jacob Stevens, Sr. Test Lead with Quardev, on applying testing skills to technical recruiting.

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Quardev Monthly, January 2012

Does Your Mobile App Need User Assistance? Shelly Dillon, Co- Founder and Technical Communications Division Manager at Quardev, Inc discusses some of the options for providing help to your users in a Mobile world.

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Quardev Monthly, November 2011

In this edition we have a feature article from Joy Shafer, Consulting Test Lead at Quardev, Inc. - Setting Your Team Up for Long-term Success. Joy shares some ideas for getting your team to follow software development best practices - because they work.

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Quardev Monthly, Fall Edition

In this edition we have a feature article from Ross Mortimer, Senior Test Lead, a review of the recent CAST conference held in Seattle in August, an overview of our extensive mobile device testing service, and a peek into upcoming events in the region.

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Quardev Monthly, March 2011

In this month's edition we preview some of the premier testing conferences on the West Coast this year - one of which is still accepting papers and presenters.

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Quardev Monthly, February 2011

In this month's edition we discuss how to effectively incorporate a few key writing best practices into your corporate communications to build trust with your readers.

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Quardev Monthly, January 2011

Welcome to a new year of the Quardev Monthly! In this month's edition Jon Bach discusses five key considerations testers (and developers) should consider when testing applications on mobile devices.

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Quardev Monthly, November 2010

In this month's edition Jon Bach outlines a new methodology he and his brother James designed in order to use interruptions to focus on testing activities called, Thread-Based Test Management.

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Quardev Monthly, October 2010

Welcome to the October edition of the Quardev Monthly! In this month's edition we have Derek Fournier from Plain-Sight Strategy Group as our guest writer. Derek shares some thoughts about what to consider before deciding whether to build or buy software.

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Quardev Monthly, September 2010

Welcome to the September edition of the Quardev Monthly! In this month's edition we have Jacob Hills as our guest writer. Jacob shares some thoughts about how you can measure the value of a software tester. Also, we have an article about our recent QASIG road show talks and some insight into our events calendar - lots going on! -The Quardev Crew

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Quardev Monthly, August 2010

In this month's edition Jon Bach shares some thoughts about being a project journalist and how it can be a key role in keeping a project on track and organized.

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Quardev Monthly, June 2010

In this month's edition, we have a guest contributor, Geordie Keitt, a tester from Prochain Solutions in Virginia who shares some thoughts on Elliot Jaques' theories on cognition and how they relate to his daughters and his subordinates. Also, Jon Bach shares a speech he gave as the commencement speaker at a local technology school graduation.

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Quardev Monthly, May 2010

In this month's edition Jon Bach shares an experience report from a recent project with Elisabeth Hendrickson and a few other colleagues. The mission, create a new Website in a week using Agile principles.

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Quardev Monthly, April 2010

Welcome to the April edition of the Quardev Monthly! We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. In this month's article we explore the question of complexity - what is it and how can we break it down? Jon takes some findings from a recent project to explore what testers think on the subject and how they work with complexities. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!!

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Quardev Monthly, March 2010

Welcome to the March edition of the Quardev Monthly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. In this month's article Jon Bach explores the question of whether software start-ups really need to spend time and money testing their software, and if so, how they can mitigate some of the expense by using free tools and unit testing in concert with a trusted test resource. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Monthly, February 2010

Welcome to the February edition of the Quardev Monthly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. In this month's article Jon Bach explores the Agile movement and gets some input from colleagues on what Agile means to them and how they use it in their business environments. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Monthly, January 2010

Welcome to a new year of the Quardev Monthly - the new version of our newsletter. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we look at personal organization. Something we continually strive for in order to streamline our processes and increase our effectiveness. In this article Jon Bach details the use of a workflow paradigm, called personal Kanban, to help measure and increase productivity. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew

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Quardev Monthly, October 2009

Welcome to the Quardev Monthly - the new version of our newsletter, now published monthly instead of quarterly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we look at team building - this article outlines a real scenario where Quardev needed to build a team quickly for a client. Jon Bach details a five day plan that we implemented with a recent group of employees for a new project with a client. Feel free to take the whole outline or just the pieces that fit best for you and your organization. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Monthly, August 2009

Welcome to the Quardev Monthly, the new version of our newsletter, now published monthly instead of quarterly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we look at why you might want to outsource a project and when it makes sense to do so. The article outlines the questions you can ask yourself about whether to do something yourself, enlist help, or do nothing. Each is a strategy that can be implemented based on what is best for a given scenario. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Monthly, July 2009

Welcome to the Quardev Monthly - the new version of our newsletter, now published monthly instead of quarterly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we look at how social networking can be used to enhance communication within a work project. The article includes resources that are typically used in a personal setting but that can potentially streamline communications at work too. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Monthly, June 2009

Welcome to the Quardev Monthly - the new version of our newsletter, now published monthly instead of quarterly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we want to share an experience report from a recent project that involved testing software and electronic whiteboards. The article is a joint collaboration between Jacob Stevens, Senior Test Lead, Ian Botts, Senior Test Lead, and our guest editor Jon Bach, QA Manager at LexisNexis. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Monthly, April/May 2009

Welcome to the Quardev Monthly - the new version of our newsletter, now published monthly instead of quarterly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we have a double issue and are highlighting Information Technology and Testing. Included is an article by Ian Botts about Virtualization and an article by Jonathan Warshaw on Green IT. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Monthly, February 2009

Welcome to the Quardev Monthly - the new version of our newsletter, now published monthly instead of quarterly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we are highlighting Writing - with an article by Shelly Dillon about flexibility and using the right amount of process in your projects. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas.

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Quardev Monthly, January 2009

Welcome to the Quardev Monthly - the new version of our newsletter, now published monthly instead of quarterly. We look forward to sharing insights and helpful information in the areas where we know a thing or two - testing, quality assurance, technical writing and documentation, project management, and consulting. This month we are highlighting Testing - with an article by Ross Mortimer about Testing Smart, which has tons of tool and strategy suggestions. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas.

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Quardev Quarterly Q4, 2008

Here at Quardev we feel pretty lucky to have such a talented and thoughtful crew and lucky to have such a vast network of telented and engaged friends and associates. The articles in this edition of the QQ are from our ranks and from our associates and we hope you will find something meaningful that you can use in your day. This issue of the Quardev Quarterly will be the last in this format. Future Quardev newsletters will be monthly and shorter, easier to absorb we hope! We have lots to share and we hope you enjoy reading. All our best and thanks for reading; -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Quarterly Q3, 2008

Regardless of the current state of the economy, everyone is looking for value - but value can't always quantified; it comes in many forms. This month we've chosen to focus on value. Where it's found and how to quantify it in your business decisions.

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Quardev Quarterly Q2, 2008

How we communicate is directly related to the success we enjoy, with our friends and families, in life, and in business. Our communications are a cornerstone. How we communicate is one piece, but what we communicate is paramount. This issue of the Quardev Quarterly is dedicated to this subject of communications and looks at the way we communicate (the tools we use) and how we communicate (with clients and each other). Thank you for reading the Quardev Quarterly. We hope that some of the viewpoints we've been able to share in this issue will give you more insight to some of the ways we operate and may help you in your daily work life. Enjoy the newsletter with our compliments and please contact us with questions, comments, or article ideas. All our best; -The Quardev Crew!

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Quardev Quarterly Q1, 2008

One of Quardev's foundational core values is "Absolute Integrity, Absolutely." The theme of this issue of the Quardev Quarterly is trust and how it is developed with clients, advocates, co-workers and the general community. Holding ourselves to an absolute standard that integrity must be a part of all our interactions contributes significantly to the trust we've been able to build in these areas and has helped us maintain our 100% client return rate - a solid statement of trust.

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Quardev Quarterly Q3, 2007

This issue of the Quardev Quarterly explores topics in technical communication, testing, and relationships between testers and writers.

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Quardev Quarterly Q2, 2007

As the name implies, The Quardev Quarterly is published four-times every year. It's our chance to share stories, insight and technical expertise with you, and your chance to learn from our experiences and expertise. We hope you find it engaging and that it becomes a resource for you, your team and your friends.

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