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Software Testing Hall of Shame: Visa redfaced over the $23 quadrillion error and Mobile Phone Directory Website Stumbles At Launch

Software Testing Hall of Shame: Visa redfaced over the $23 quadrillion error and Mobile Phone Directory Website Stumbles At Launch

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Original Software throws its hat into the SOA ring

Latest News:

Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, is partnering with Green Hat, specialists in automated testing technology for integration and SOA, to deliver an end-to-end automated testing solution for multi-tiered applications that utilize SOA.

The combined strength and competencies of Original Software and Green Hat will enable customers to take advantage of a total Software Quality solution across the UI, web services and database layers, plus the SOA infrastructure, with all the ease of use and code free functionality that customers of both companies have come to rely on.

Gartner, Inc notes that through 2010, 60% of unplanned downtime for SOA-based, loosely-coupled applications will be the result of application failure, up from 40% for non-SOA-based applications…

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Good reads that come in 7’s

James Whittaker has recently started a great series of blog posts on the Google Testing Blog

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Just Giving added to our Hall of Shame

Another week, another Software Quality Hall of Shame entry. This time it is the charity donantion website JustGiving.(

They have recently under taken a complete web redesign. In my opinion the design is worse than the old one for numerous reasons, but that is not the point of this blog post.

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Parcelforce deliver poor quality package and land themselves in our ‘Software Quality Hall of Shame’

The data breach at Parcelforce that exposed customer records online was reportedly down to inadequate testing of its website site.

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Listen again on iPlayer to George being interviewed by Debbie McGee

George Wilson, our esteemed Operations Director and Nepalese orphanage fundraiser, spent his Sunday morning, huddled up to the Debbie McGee in the studio at BBC Radio Berkshire!

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News: Ovum applauds Original Software’s agile compatibility

Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, has received praise for its capabilities in enabling agile development in a recent report by independent industry analyst group, Ovum.

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Linked-In User Group Launched

Just a quick post to let you know that we have just launched an Original Software User Group on Linked-In –

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Original Software’s Directors attempt ‘Golf Marathon’ this Tuesday

George Wilson, one of our esteemed founders and Stuart Bishop, Head of Development, will be tackling a marathon combined with three full rounds of golf in one day (Tuesday the 2nd of June) in the hope of raising money to support a Nepalese children’s orphanage.

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Software Testing Hall of Shame: Tesco’s off its trolley

Software Testing Nightmare – Supermarket chain Tesco has been unable to take money at a number of its stores following technical problems affecting its tills.

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