In the News – April 2013

Bugs in Tax Software Stop People From Filing

Tax filing in the US was more difficult this year due to a glitch in some tax software programs.

“We’ve seen that on a number of returns. Actually, several hundred now,” said Income Tax Administrator for the City of Grand Rapids John Schaut. “Our counsel to tax payers who are using income tax preparation software to prepare their city returns is that they be patient, and check their software support site for updates.”

Turbo Tax fixed the glitch for their users recently and the other popular programs should be fixed anywhere within the next few days to the next few weeks. The error was caused by many last minute changes to tax provisions and credits, forcing software companies to scramble to make updates.

 

Golden Gate E-Tolling System Passes Test

On March 27, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District implemented an all-electronic tolling system. Testing of the system began January 30.

The $16.8 million system offers 3 different methods of payment: the existing FastTrak system, pay-by-(license) plate and cash—either pre-pay or post-pay also linked to a license plate. For the former 2 options, software testing was a vital component to ensure that the system worked fast and flawlessly.

The bridge is the first in the state to switch from manual to electronic toll collections. According to District Spokeswoman, Mary Currie, “Everything went just as we expected. We didn’t expect any glitches.”

 

Big Things Expected from Istanbul Software Testing Conference

From May 23—May 24, over 1,000 software testing, business analysis and quality experts will attend TestIstanbul 2013.

The conference, which will focus on the “Future of Testing: New Techniques and Methodologies,” seeks to act as a bridge between IT and business professionals and create a platform to share global strategies, trends, best practices and insights into software testing and the quality domain.

The conference will host prominent figures in the software field as well as renowned writers Alan Richardson and Karen N. Johnson, who will also share their knowledge on the theme. For

more information on the conference, head over to the organizer’s website.

LogiGear Corporation

LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software-testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast and cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with hundreds of companies from the Fortune 500 to early-stage startups, creating unique solutions to exactly meet their needs. With facilities in the US and Vietnam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

For more information, contact Joe Hughes + 01 650.572.1400

LogiGear Corporation
LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast, cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups in, creating unique solutions to meet their clients’ needs. With facilities in the US and Viet Nam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

The Related Post

Lloyds Bank Using Service Virtualization to Cut Costs Lloyds Bank’s use of service virtualization has helped it cut app development costs by reducing testing times and highlighting defects earlier so that they can be fixed less expensively. The bank, which uses CA Technologies’ LISA service virtualization, told the CA Expo 13 conference in London how ...
AMAZON’S PRIME DAY TROUBLE: AN INSIDERS SCOOP Within the first 15 minutes of Prime Day, problems arose within Amazon’s capacity to handle traffic on their site, as proven in internal documents. CNBC’s Eugene Kim writes about Amazon’s troubles during its “biggest shopping event in company history” and gives a breakdown of the day with the ...
VISTACON 2013 ANNOUNCED In 2011, LogiGear partnered with software testing experts from companies such as Microsoft and EA to create a unique conference – VISTACON. The conference featured numerous speakers, panels and even hands-on lab sessions with experts. The conference was so successful that we’re bringing it back again for 2013. Next year’s conference will ...
Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre To Open With Emphasis On Security Testing And Training The South Australian government has invested just over $6 million USD into the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C), and it’s scheduled to open on July 1, 2020. “[It] will create a nation-leading cyber ecosystem in Australia that contributes to economic growth,” said ...
Software Glitch & Lack of App Testing Cause Major Delay in Iowa Caucus Results On February 3, 2020, the 2020 US Presidential Election season kicked off with the Iowa Caucus. Typically, results are recorded and released within the same day; but this year, results were extremely delayed due to the implementation of a new application. ...
According to Gartner most mobile apps fail security tests A new report from researcher Gartner claims that 75 percent of mobile apps won’t pass the most foundational of security tests. That means enterprises accommodating a mobile workforce with BYOD (bring your own device) policies in which employees can access sensitive information or carry out normal ...
Software Testing Market To Grow $45 Billion USD In 5 Years Rajesh Anaden is the founder of Ultranauts (formerly Ultra Testing), a Software Testing suite whose workforce consists primarily of individuals diagnosed with autism. Individuals with autism often face difficulty when seeking employment, despite meeting adequate requirements for the job. This innovative company recently received ...
LOGIGEAR 2015 EDITORIAL CALENDAR LogiGear solicits content from new authors and QA and test engineers who would like to share their knowledge and expertise. We encourage the next generation of thinkers and practitioners in software quality and testing to get published! Articles can be original works or previously posted articles on blogs, websites or newsletters ...
Video: The Importance of Regression Testing JoEllen West says that development shops must conduct thorough Regression testing to mitigate the instances where a change to the codebase breaks a feature in the software. Iterative development, Unit testing, Automated testing, Continuous Integration, and testing early and often are the more accepted design practices in regression testing. ...
BLACH FRIDAY SALES KICK OFF EARLY, RESULTING IN WEBSITE CRASHES Black Friday sales started earlier than ever this year, with shoppers having already spent billions of dollars on the day before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day. The early start to Black Friday created some technical difficulties for many retailers, including Walmart, GameStop, Lululemon, and Ulta, who ...
Editorial Calendar Announced We look forward to an exciting and full 2012 as its predecessor was a tough year for many in the software business. At LogiGear Magazine, we view 2012 as a brighter year filled with innovation and advancement. We will continue to bring you current articles and videos on the latest trends in ...
Google working to get Android under Control In an effort to take on the issue of fragmentation – one of the most vexing problems with Android – Google is negotiating deals with chipmakers, The Information reports. By working directly with chip partners who implement its designs, Google plans to create hardware that works seamlessly with ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay in the loop with the lastest
software testing news

Subscribe