We have done a round-up of some of the top testing quotes of the week as well as news and favourite tweets from the last week:
Tweetdeck gets hacked
Twitter user @derGeruhn exposed a bug in Tweekdeck this week by writing a script as a tweet that managed to get him over eighty thousand retweets.
— Mashable (@mashable) June 11, 2014
“I was shocked when I saw that the script got executed. This is a mistake that no web developer should ever make.” – Florian
FIFA Website gets a healthcheck from Compuware
Andreas Grabner, technology strategist with Compuware APM who have used its monitoring tool to conduct a health check on the official FIFA desktop and mobile browser websites, to see what kind of experience visitors can expect to receive from them during the tournament.
“Our analysis indicates strongly that page load times could become very slow during the World Cup tournament, or the website may even crash if demand is very high”
Compuware’s full analysis of the FIFA desktop and mobile browser website performance, can be found here.
The Future of Ordering Pizza
Pizza Hut are in the process of testing a new ordering system that means you don’t even have to leave your table to order. One cool feature includes a countdown timer to when your pizza is ready. Read more here.
Windows bug-testing software cracks stem cell programs
“World-class stem cell scientists and a world-class computer company have found common ground. It is work at such interfaces that brings the big breakthroughs”
Chris Mason, a regenerative medicine specialist at University College London explains how software used to keep bugs out of Microsoft Windows programs has aided research to understand how stem cells decide what type of tissue to become.
14 year olds hack an ATM
“We thought it would be fun to try it, but we were not expecting it to work”
14 year old Matthew Hewlett explains how he and his friend Caleb Turon hacked a ATM with a old manual and guessing the password of “123456”
C and C++ is getting on people’s nerves
Come on C and C++, I remember back to the 1980’s when you were written. You were an expression of teenage angst. Your times is past. — Frank Cohen (@fcohen) June 2, 2014
Frank Cohen (@fcohen) founder and CTO at PushToTest really does’nt like C or C++ this week.
— Kristoffer Nordström (@kristoffer_nord) June 12, 2014
Btw, had a developer (not a co-worker) recently ask me my favorite testing tool. For the record, my favorite testing tool IS MY BRAIN.
— Marlena Compton (@marlenac) June 11, 2014
Testers are people who can be curious about matters that are serious.
— James Marcus Bach (@jamesmarcusbach) June 6, 2014