Testing News of The Week: 26th December – 2nd January 2015

Welcome to this week’s testing Quotes of the Week. How to educate yourself in software testing, small businesses can outsource their bug hunting and more.


Commodity Market In India to have strict Software Tested

Since new software or changes to the existing software without proper testing may affect the integrity of the markets, the regulator said the guidelines are being made applicable to commodity markets also

SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has announced guidelines that would make it compolsary for brokers and traders to get their trading systems tested. SEBI has taken over the regulation of the commodity market in India and wants change by the brokers.  Read More here


How to Get an Education in Software Testing

If you are looking for a practical education that’s borne out of real-world experiences, industry associations like ISTQB are a good bet.”

Tim Hinds reviews all the options available to you if you want to get an education in software testing. In particular, what is availalbe if you want an education in a bricks and mortar institute rather than an online education. Read More here


SmartBear And Sogeti Announce Partnership

With the SmartBear products, we can provide our clients with excellent quality services that encompass the full development, automation, test and production lifecycle at a very competitive price point

Rochus Gorkink, Principal Consultant Testing at Sogeti Capgemini Group announces the partnership between Sogeti Switzerland and SmartBear. Sogeti has agreed to carry a number of Smartbear products and offer them to their large client base. Read More here


Letting Small Companies Get some Bug Hunting Done

Encountering a bug drives up customer online quit rates by 40 percent

MyCrowd are a online company that offer to investigate small companies online presence and scan for any bugs that the site may have. As Scott Shane reports, having a bug on your business webiste can have a big affect on customers activity. Read More here


Facebook Apparently Threatens Security Researcher

To say that I had gained access to basically all of Instagram’s secret key material would probably be a fair statement,” wrote Wineberg. “With the keys I obtained, I could now easily impersonate Instagram, or impersonate any valid user or staff member. While out of scope, I would have easily been able to gain full access to any user’s account, private pictures and data

Wes Wineberg comments on how he assessed parts of Instagram that he should not have gained access to. Wes, a security researcher, caused some controversy as Facebook  (who own Instagram) security chief Alex Stamos phoned Wineberg’s boss, Jay Kaplan and allegedly threatened him with legal action over Wineberg’s actions. Read More here

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