Software Testing News: 28th May – 4th June 2016

Welcome to our weekly software testing Quotes of the Week and testing news where we bring you all the latest headlines related to software testing. This week, dev-testing options, building bug free software, automatic bug repair and more.


Edge Testing Sees Profits Rise

We want everything online and we want to be able transact when we want to

Chief executive Brian Ferrie of U.K based testing firm Edge Testing reveals the reason for the companys growth with the rise of facilities that allows consumers to complete many transactions online. Edge testing has announced that the company has doubled its profits after capitalising on the rise of cloud based platforms.  Edge testing saw operating profits rise to £1.3 million in 2015. Read More here


Some Dev-Test Choices

A brief article by Madison Moore on some of the choices out there for Dev-Test-Ops.  Read More here



Building the tools for bug-free software

Between two different software components you have interfaces…it is the part that is written down in English that we want to formalize in logic to explain exactly what would happen if you make a call to it.

Andrew Appel, Professor of computer science at Princeton University explains the areas he is focusing on for the development of bug free software. He has recently recieved a grant of $10 million to develop the software. Read More here


An Automatic Bug Finder

The only thing we care about is what crosses the boundary between the application and the framework..the framework itself is like a black box that we want to abstract away.

Xiaokang Qiu, a postdoc in the electrical engineering and computer science  department at MIT and a co-author on a new paper explains how they have taken a step towards software that automatically fixes bugs or ” completes symbolic execution of applications written using programming frameworks, with a system that automatically constructs models of framework libraries” Funded by by the National Science Foundation’s Expeditions Program, the research is ongoing. Read More here



FBI denies using MalwareFBI

Network Investigative Technique as court-authorized and made no changes to the security settings of the target computers to which it was deployed. As such, I do not believe it is appropriate to describe its operation as ‘malicious.’

F.B.I. Agent Daniel Alfin gives a statement on what software the government body used to identify thousands of users on the child-porn webiste Playpen. The F.B.I. denided that it was malware that is was using. Read More here


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