Software testing news Mar 2022
With April mere hours away, it is time for software testing news Mar 2022. This month we look at huge projected growth in the ANZ software testing services market. Then we move on to stories involving companies not adhering to software testing policies and processes.
Massive growth ahead for software testing services market in ANZ
This growth is expected by 2025 and is driven by a need for cost reduction plus a quicker time-to-market. R&D is increasingly being embraced to develop high-quality products and software. Companies are struggling with a lack of trained in-house resources to implement expensive testing tools, however. Therefore, by outsourcing their software testing, these companies will then be able to focus on core competencies instead.
Long Island Rail Road reportedly fails to perform software testing
The report suggests that they have played an active role in facilitating the delayed delivery of their M9 railcars. LIRR naturally disagrees with these findings, which reveal that they ‘failed to collect damages and accepted cars with defects’.
Our software testing teams at eTestware know that the testing itself is but one part of the bigger picture. Whenever they detect a defect, they report it straightaway. They certainly do not find something and then ignore it – anybody who does this, does so at their own peril. After all, the whole point of software testing is to correct issues!
Autonomous vehicle company’s crash report investigated in the US
This story from ABC News looks at Pony.ai, who it seems took too long to report a crash for one of its test vehicles.*
Whilst the company fixed the software issue the day after the crash, such incidents must be reported within a certain timeframe. Under an order issued in June 2021, manufacturers must report lesser crashes on the 15th day of the month following the crash.
Much like the preceding story here, it seems as though the processes around the actual testing have fallen down. You can have the best testers at your disposal but if you fail to follow the correct procedures, then you can expect to fail overall.
So that is all for your ‘software testing news Mar 2022’ piece. Did we select the most interesting stories of the month? Do let us know!
*June 13th 2023 Update: This link no longer works