Software Testing News: 20th – 27th August 2016

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Welcome to our weekly latest software testing news and Quotes of the Week from the testing field. This week in current software testing news: growth of software testing industry, building your own testing software, iPhone spyware and more.

 

New Software Testing Report Suggests Growth

The research report also provides a comprehensive understanding of Pure Play Independent Software Testing Services market positioning of the major players wherein key strategies adopted by leading players has been discussed.

A recent announcement by Research Corridor that the company has just released a report on the software testing industry predicting trends up 2022. The report suggests modest growth for the industry.  Read More here

 

Building Your Own Testing SolutionMemSQL software testing news

These tests required tons of RAM and multiple cores, so you can imagine the scale you have to think about to test a platform like that. There wasn’t an off-the-shelf solution. We had to build it ourselves.

Carl Sverre, principal software architect at MemSQL explains why the company felt the need to build their own software for testing rather than rely on commercial available testing solutions. The result of this was Psyduck, after spending too much time with VM’s it provided the solution they needed. Read More here

 

Providing Software testing Careers for People With Autism

The talent needed to be a good software tester is strong pattern recognition, strong attention to detail and the ability to have strong focus

Mindspark founder, Chad Hahn is making careers available for people with Autism. He explains that the characteristics needed to be a good software tester suit people who are on the autism spectrum. He has already hired a number of people in this role. Read More here

 

Microsoft Try to Fix Surface Pro 3 Bugsurface pro 3

A fix has still not yet appeared for the Surface Pro 3 issue. The bug caused by a Microsoft update means that the battery fails on Surface Pro 3 laptops. Read More here

 

 

Bugs Make Software Better

The only way to evaluate a bug finder is to control the number of bugs in a program, which is exactly what we do with LAVA

Brenden Dolan-Gavitt, an assistant professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and co-creator of LAVA (large-scale automated vulnerability addition) explains how the process works. Brendan is hoping that the programme will increase the ability of bug finding programmes. Read More here

 

iPhone Bug Dangerous for Users

“The threat actor has never been caught before, the most sophisticated spyware package we have seen in the market.

A recently discovered bug on Apple devices could mean that every Apple device is vulnerable. The bug was discovered after a human rights advocate was targeted with a link that was found to contain spyware. Read More here

 

 

Images: Microsoft.com, memSQL

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