Software Testing News: 10th – 17th December 2016

Welcome to our weekly software testing news and Quotes of the Week from the world of software testing. This week our news bulletin features a survey on DevOps, Bugs in the U.K., Apple Watch Update delays and more.


The Great QA BottleneckImage result for Appvance

Enterprises have adopted Agile and continuous delivery processes to improve efficiency, productivity and to deliver business results, but they often maintain traditional thinking about software testing, which has not changed significantly in over twenty years

A comment from Appvance CEO Kevin Surace who commissioned a survey on the role and take-up of various testing processes. The survey found that while a healthy  73% of respondents have adopted some DevOps processes, 54% of those adoptees have said that they experience QA automation as a bottleneck. Read More about the Testing Survey here


Anarchy (with bug) in the U.K.plusnet-logo

” It seems some Windows 10 and 8 boxes can no longer reliably obtain LAN-side IP addresses and DNS server settings from their BT and Plusnet broadband routers,”

A mysterious bug is to blame for users of the BT and Plusnet network being constantly kicked offline. Users who have either Windows 8 or 10 are experiencing loss in connectivity due to what Microsoft believe is DHCP issues. Read More about the Broadband issue here



Apple Delays Watch UpdateApple logo

A very small number of Apple Watch customers experienced an issue while installing watchOS 3.1.1, so as a precaution we’ve pulled back the software update

A statement from Apple on the latest development with its Apple Watch update. the company has decided to delay the update after discovering a number of users had their Watch bricked and were unable to use it. Read More about the Apple Watch Update here


SAP Security Issue Worries PriceWaterHouseCoopers

This security vulnerability may allow an attacker to manipulate accounting documents and financial results, bypass change management controls, and bypass segregation of duties restrictions

German research firm ESNC warns about a vulnerability found on the SAP platform. The flaw allows a user to potentially manipulate data in the software. After issuing warning to PriceWaterHouseCooper, ESNC publically disclosed the buy recently. Read More about the SAP bug here


Android 7.1.1 Releasedandroid_tools-257x300

It’s hard to declare a smartphone perfect, but the Pixel is starting to feel pretty darn close with the latest update pushed out this week.

The Google Pixel is quickly becoming a very popular phone for those wanting the latest gadget. Reporting on the latest version of the Android software to be released, Derek Walter reveals that the latest update of the Android software has some interesting new features.  Read More about Android 7.1.1 here



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