hall of shame

The Cost of Software Failure

Our Software Testing Hall of Shame hosts a gallery of software glitches all serving to illustrate the importance of testing software. The latest addition comes from the London Stock Exchange where, billions of pounds worth of share trades were lost after the London Stock Exchange’s main trading system ground to a halt shortly after the market opened last month.

Dealers were left twiddling their thumbs and angry after the LSE officially called a halt to all trading on its electronic order-driven system.

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HMRC Software Glitch Makes Returns Taxing

Yesterday, January 31st, was the last chance for self-assessors to submit their tax return online at the website for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Even though the HMRC said only on Friday that their computer system was working well and they did not foresee the problems experienced in recent years, our majesty’s government failed to test thoroughly again!!

Apparently, accountants were having problems after it appeared that the company that supplies software which allows accountancy firms and advisors to access the HMRC website had shut its links early.

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Software errors force Boris to back-pedal on hire charges

A cycle hire scheme championed by Boris Johnson is having to refund thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money after it was hit by glitches.

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The pains of poor testing: Loss of customers, blocked airways and public ridicule

Co-operative bank &#39losing customers&#39 through system problems, FAA Computer Glitch Delays US Flights and the latest on The Large Hadron Collider

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Software Testing Hall of Shame: Big Blue Red Faced over poorly tested congestion charging debacle

This week IBM step up to the podium in our Software Testing Hall of Shame. Computerworld UK yesterday reported that London’s congestion charging payments system crashed after IBM took over the contract.

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Software Testing Hall of Shame: Sears grilled over web blunder

Sears literally did get burned by their own incompetence when their website started promoting ‘Grills to cook babies and more’.

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Software Testing Hall of Shame: Software Glitch Grounds UK Chinooks

The UK Ministry of Defense is taking flack for eight Chinook helicopters that have reportedly been grounded since they were purchased due to a software glitch. Sky News reports that the Ministry allegedly tried to save money by writing their own software for the aircraft.

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