Welcome to the Software Testing Hall of Shame
Our selection of software testing 'nightmares'...
All of the companies in the stories below have suffered embarrassment and bad press that almost certainly could have been avoided with more efficient and thorough testing of their core business applications during the development and QA phases.
Bad press doesn't just mean embarrassment. It means lost confidence, loss of good will, lost opportunities and ultimately lost revenue - Something that no business needs.
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- Toyota – software glitch leads to global product recall By George Wilson Toyota, the Japanese car giant, suffered a massive blow this week when it was forced to recall almost two million of its top selling Prius hybrid vehicles. A glitch in the cars’ software could set off cars’ warning lights, meaning it would enter failsafe mode and cause the vehicle to stop suddenly. […]
- Data Glitches – how Screwfix.com got it wrong By George Wilson The front page of the Telegraph this week carried a story on DIY online retailer, Screwfix.com. Shoppers couldn’t believe their luck when the retailer – selling everything from sheds to pricey power tools – cut all its prices to £34.99. Word of mouth meant people piled on to the site eager to […]
- Obamacare Website Malfunction – the Cost of Not Testing If there is anything that President Obama has learned in the last month, it’s the importance of software testing. The Healthcare.gov website, an insurance shopping site for the US government’s flagship health policy “Obamacare”, has repeatedly been dogged with problems. Glitches within the site have caused misery for tens of thousands of would-be insurance policy […]
- Wal-Mart website glitch offered up electronic bargain for shoppers US consumers took to social media en masse last week to broadcast an astounding deal they found on Walmart.com. A glitch on the retail giant’s e-commerce site saw a 24 inch high-definition Viewsonic computer monitor, an InFocus IN2124 digital projector and other products on sale for as little as $8.85, when their retail value is […]
- Windows 8.1 update glitch stops RT starting up Microsoft Surface RT gadget owners were left frustrated this week as the Windows 8.1 upgrade stopped their devices working properly. Customers also complained that the 8.1 update for Internet Explorer didn’t work with Outlook and other Google services. Microsoft put the onus on Google, saying that changes it had made to its search function were […]