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PSL’s Daily Stand up with Catalina Soto

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"I think that the work that we've done in terms of performance engineering has been so interesting, and it's still a challenge to improve our process even further; to try to collect and analyze all the results from performance tests and different implementations, and truly provide business value to client projects" — Catalina Soto, Performance Engi...
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Spot Your Specialist: QA vs. QE vs. SDET

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"Why do we test software?" The answers are surprisingly varied. This year's World Quality Report , however, reveals teams are becoming more user-oriented with customer satisfaction reported as the primary reason for testing software. As the WQR puts it, "IT today is not just about ensuring system availability, functionality, and cost reduction. It ...
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Is Your Company Doing Performance Engineering or Performance Testing?

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As performance engineering gains traction in software development, it's important for companies— even smaller ones—to pay attention to the differences between performance engineering and performance testing. With even small-scale e-commerce standing to lose 7% in annual sales for just 1 second page delays , organizations need to take steps towards ...
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PSL’s Daily Standup with Alejandro Calderon

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We've been publishing these interviews in the hopes of giving you a glimpse into our fantastic nearshore software development workforce. These professionals are the heart and soul of PSL, and we love being able to share their expertise and their stories with our clients and the world! But rather than continue to tell you about them, we want you to ...
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BA and UX: Driving Innovation Through Collaboration

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It's not uncommon in offshore software development to come across two roles that seem to have absolutely nothing in common. Or so you think. Upon closer inspection, you actually find that they're much more similar than they seemed at first glance. Such is the case with User Experience (UX) designers and the Business Analysts (BA). So...
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PSL’s Daily Stand up with Maria Fernanda Avendaño

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I learn new things every day. Something that's really interesting to me are the lunch and learns, since they keep me updated on all the new developments in my field. —  Maria Fernanda Avendaño, Software Engineer at PSL As a software outsourcing company, PSL is invested in keeping its employees up to date with the latest in technology and engin...
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The Value of Employee Development in Software Outsourcing

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Attrition in software development is an issue most IT outsourcing companies take seriously as it can wreak havoc on an otherwise successful outsourcing engagement. With a turnover rate exceeding that of retail and media   at 13.2% and the average tech tenure at tech giants ranging from just 2.02 years at Facebook to 1.23 years at Uber , it's n...
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How to Lead from Afar: Managing Your Nearshore Software Development Team

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Leadership is going through a bit of a crisis these days. 83% of organizations say it's important to develop leaders at all levels, but only 5% have fully implemented development initiatives or activities. Leaders play a critical role in companies; not just on a strategic level but also by providing valuable guidance and motivation to employees, se...
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