QArea's Year: Summing Up 2018
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QArea’s Year: Summing Up 2018

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QArea Expert
January 31, 2019
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2018 was full of big achievements for QArea — software development outsourcing company. We’ve got CMMI appraisal, won many awards, and had a chance to work with truly great clients. Today, we want to look back and recall our victories to get enough inspiration for the new 2019 year.

We Improve our Services: CMMI appraisal

A very important accomplishment that we’d been striving to achieve for a year, is CMMI appraisal at the 3d level of Capability and Maturity. Our software development team, along with analysts and QA engineers gathered to document all processes within the company. So from now on, we do everything possible to work transparently and diligently document every process (and get appraised at even higher CMMI level in the nearest future). Realizing we had inside-jokes by the end of the whole process, we decided to create a comics about CMMI appraisal and share it with the community. CMMI appraisal is a number-one achievement of the year for QArea.

We Continue to Grow: New office

January was a remarkable month for QArea. Our team always aims at growing the forces, this is why we have offices on Malta, the USA, and used to have 3 R&D centers in Ukraine. We decided it’s time to grow further and open another one, so we did. New QArea office in Cherkasy is focused specifically on software testing and QA services. Our QA experts are up for solving everyday challenges in finding bugs and building working strategies to fix them.

We are Among the Best: Forbes Technology Council

The President of QArea, Maxim Garkavtsev, became a member of Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only worldwide community for the top-class technology executives. Maxim Garkavtsev has a well-rounded approach to technology and strives for the constant innovation and improvement of IT industry in Eastern Europe. His view over doing software development business had been forming over 18 years of challenging but rewarding experience. Now, he is sharing this experience with the community.

We Continue to Learn new Things: Golang department

Not so long ago, in 2009, Golang was firstly released by Google. We were one of the first Eastern European teams, who started to code on Go and prefer it over the other languages. Our Golang development department has grown significantly since then, and especially it did in 2018. Meanwhile, our developers created own products on Go – DueFocus and DueRank.

We Have Great Partners: Apple

A while ago, our software testing team provided a brand with QA services. The main goal was to check whether the product is well-performing, load-resistant, and has a user-friendly interface. And after this product was polished from bugs, it became of such a high quality that Apple acquired it. Now, this application has a 4.8 stars rating in the App Store out of the 5 possible.

We Are Up-To-Date: New company website

We decided it’s time to move on and change our website’s image. We aimed to make the website as simple and user-friendly as possible while keeping a strong focus on our brand, which represents transparency, reliability, and high quality of provided services.

Ensure Success in 2019

We Aim to Become Better: Awards

QArea regularly wins awards because our team provides clients with software development and testing services of the highest quality.

We are proud to be listed in 2018 The European Business Awards in Ones to Watch list for Ukraine. QArea joined twenty most significant businesses with exceptional growth, innovation, and an ethical approach to business.

Our QA team continues to bring us awards for the services of the highest standard. This is why The European Software Testing Awards 2018 included us in the list of finalists in the Best Testing Team of the Year category.

The President of QArea, Maxim Garkavtsev, won Bronze in the Most Innovative Executive category of Golden Bridge Awards.

We were the finalists in the Best Use of DevOps Technology category of DevOps Industry Awards for our work on the microservices-based time tracking software DueFocus.

CEE Awards again announced us a Top Outsourcing Company. Our team is happy to prove our skills and be recognized as a world-class outsourcing company.

We Opt For Quality: Ratings

Along with awards, we are also listed in the ratings of the best IT companies worldwide. Thus, QArea is on the list of:

Overall, it was a great year. We are glad that our team grew in size as well as in quality of provided services. We don’t stop on this though, and expect 2019 to be even more productive and rich in victories!

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