Mobile Application Testing – 01 Synergy

April 4th, 2012 by Rahul No comments »

01 Synergy offers a complete and comprehensive range of Mobile Application testing services from Unit Testing to User Acceptance Testing. Complexities across handset makers, carriers, locations and operating systems has made building bug-free mobile apps really difficult.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Requirements Capture and Analysis
  • Test Planning
  • Test case Design
  • Test Execution
  • Defect Tracking & Management
  • Reporting
  • Test Metrics

01 Synergy offers a wide range of Mobile Application testing services, including:

  • Functional Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Load & Performance Testing
  • Localization Testing
  • Usability Testing

Our QA professionals can help you with all your Mobile App testing projects,  including:

  • iOS Application Testing (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Android Application Testing
  • BlackBerry Application Testing
  • Windows Phone 7 Application Testing

01 Synergy is here to help, if you have a need to discuss Mobile application testing, agile testing, do count on us to help. Visit us online at or send us a mail here:

Microsoft Shakes Up Its Board, Boosts Its Dividend 11%

September 17th, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

Microsoft has announced two coming board departures, two board additions, and a boost to its dividend.

Leaving the board are Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon. Marquardt is best known for his work in venture capital, and Dublon for her work at JPMorgan Chase. Taking their places are the appointed Teri List-Stoll from Kraft and Charles Scharf of Visa.

I doubt there will be serious opposition to the board changes. If you’re a Microsoft shareholder, it’s time to start doing your homework on what the new blood might bring the software company.

Microsoft also announced that its dividend will be increased by 11 percent, or $0.03 to a total of $0.31 per share, per quarter. Before the increase, Microsoft’s stock had a yearly yield of 2.4 percent.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently stepped down from Microsoft’s board.


Sonos is latest tech firm to head to Downtown Crossing

September 17th, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

The real estate story of Sonos Inc., a maker of slick, wireless hi-fi systems, starts with the kind of setting you might expect — four employees toiling in a cramped office in Cambridge’s tech-dominated Kendall Square.

But as the company grew, the story took an unusual turn.

Instead of expanding in Kendall Square with the Googles and Amazons of the world, Sonos recently signed a lease to move into 170,000 square feet in Lafayette City Center, a downtown Boston office complex that long served as back-office space for State Street Corp.

“Once we saw Lafayette, it was clear to me that it was the best place for us,” said Andrew Schulert, vice president of quality at Sonos, which employs 375 people.

What Schulert saw was a resurgent real estate market in Downtown Crossing, where hip technology companies are joining new retail shops, restaurants, and upscale residential buildings. The interest among tech firms has benefited downtown landlords who are trying to replace dated department stores and other tenants that have left the area.

“We’ve really been able to take advantage of a the complete transformation of downtown and the perception of downtown,” said David Epstein, president of the Abbey Group, which owns Lafayette City Center.

In addition to Sonos, Abbey Group has signed a lease with Carbonite, a maker of IT protection software for businesses that is expected to move into Lafayette City Center next month. That company will occupy about 53,000 square feet.

Danielle Sheer, vice president and general counsel for Carbonite, said she has not been around long enough to remember the old Combat Zone, a crime-infested collection of bars and strip clubs that once operated on streets near Lafayette City Center. Most of those businesses have been replaced by new restaurants and upscale residences.

“It feels like Tribeca in Manhattan now,” she said. “It’s gotten much cooler.”

Down the street, the advertising company Arnold Worldwide has moved into the former Filene’s department store at the corner of Washington and Summer streets, where 600 employees have brought a welcome burst of activity to the long-dormant property.

The property’s developer, Millennium Partners, is also building a 60-story condominium and retail tower that will create a new center of gravity in the district.

The area’s revival has occurred in fits and starts over the years, as it steadily attracted redevelopment activity. First it got new theaters, residences, and retail stores. Now, with the office market making a comeback, it is getting attention from a wide array of technology companies that are looking for alternatives to Kendall Square and Boston’s Innovation District. Many have been priced out of those areas or simply couldn’t find enough space to meet their needs.

Among the technology companies to move to the area recently are the online gaming company WorldWinner, digital marketer Localytics, and SS&C Technologies, a maker of software for financial services companies.

Sonos is by far the largest of those tenants. It will occupy two floors of the six-story building, with an option to expand in coming years. Schulert said the building offered easy access to the subway’s Red Line as well as the size and flexibility to accommodate a 50,000-square-foot hardware lab.

“We’re trying to retain and attract the best people, and providing a great environment will help us do that,” he said. “Kendall Square and the Innovation District are both great, but they are getting kind of full, and Downtown Crossing was just an obvious place for us to go.”


NovaSparks Preps Third Gen of FPGA-Based Ticker Plant

September 17th, 2014 by Amrinder No comments »

French FPGA feed handler and data appliance provider NovaSparks is preparing to launch a new version of its hardware-only NovaTick ticker plant, which will provide users with new features such as exchange recovery, which are typically found in software-only ticker plant services, officials say.

The ticker plant─the third generation of NovaTick─includes an upgraded FPGA card from San Jose, Calif.-based technology provider Altera that allows the appliance to support four times as many instruments than previous versions, and five times as much bandwidth. In addition, the upgrade reduces the wire-to-wire latency of the new version’s feed handler from 1.3 microseconds to 1 microsecond.

To support this increase in processing power, NovaTick’s FPGA is augmented by new multi-core Intel processors that handle non-latency sensitive tasks such as exchange recovery functions, says Novasparks chief operating officer Olivier Baetz.

“Sometimes when there are exchange problems or network failures, you need to restart your feed handler in the middle of a day, which is ‘exchange recovery.’ Customers have been asking for it for a while because it is an important element for reliability, so it’s one feature that will be available on day one,” Baetz says. This is likely to appeal to investment banks and trading firms who trade illiquid instruments and whose order books are not necessarily updated throughout the day, he adds.

“If you trade very liquid instruments, like Apple, the order book is going to refresh itself because there are so many price updates─so you have an accurate picture of the book. But if you trade less liquid instruments, then you need to use exchange recovery to ensure your book is reliable,” he says.

Novasparks plans to release the new version of NovaTick to customers for testing in October, initially for Nasdaq OMX’s TotalView ITCH 5.0 feed and the Nasdaq Glimpse 5.0 recovery service. Existing users will not be required to upgrade, but by 2015, Baetz expects that the vendor will deploy new feeds only on this generation of the platform. “Some customers may be happy with the current version and may not need additional features, but some will want to upgrade as soon as possible. Customers will want to take advantage of the lower latency and higher number of instruments with the same footprint,” he says.

Over the past two years, Novasparks has concentrated on expanding its global exchange coverage, but with the new version is now focusing on deploying new features, such as exchange recovery, that are often associated with software-only ticker plants and tend to increase latency, Baetz says.

“Usually, when you add more features, the latency increases. But we have increased the capabilities and still reduced latency, which was already extremely low to begin with. The idea is to stay within the ball park of 1 microsecond and continue to build out capabilities that are associated with a software solution. This is at the core of our strategy,” he says.


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