It used to be that software testers could test their applications on just one platform, and only have to worry about testing that the code worked.
A new outlook, optimism, and wonder. For me, the start of the new year is always exciting and prompts a lot of questions about how our space and our solutions will evolve over the next 12 months.
You can find 28 million apps on Google Play and 22 million in Apple’s App Store. Yet, nearly one in four people who download an app use it only once. Apps are incredibly slow under certain circumstances, don’t work in key parts of the workflow, and have less-than-optimal usability. The app scrap heap is growing because many organizations are still testing to ensure code quality, not a superior user experience (UX).
“There’s all sorts of useful algorithms – the right algorithms are impacting everything that we do,” explains Dr. John Bates, CEO of TestPlant. “It’s about the software learning and refining… it’s still a bit of a black art, but if you can package these things up right and make them consumable, it’s very, very interesting.”
Back in May, British Airways suffered an outage that cost them £150 million and left 75,000 people stranded. After days of speculation, BA announced that the outage was due to an engineer causing a power cut. Surprisingly, BA suffered another outage in August 2017, with its spokespeople announcing that they experienced “temporary check-in problems” but the “earlier problem has been resolved”.