In the News – December 2015

Google working to get Android under Control

shutterstock_83530636.wid250In 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 Android, just as Apple products do with iOS.

According to one estimate, there are over 18,700 distinct versions of Android, compared to Apple’s five or six. This fragmentation of the Android ecosystem has become a major headache for Google, not to mention phone makers and testers. By exerting more control over the Android world, Google would not only make life easier for everyone, but also be in a better position to offer new features more rapidly.

Source: eWeek Why Google Might Want to Design Chips for Android Phones

Why Performance Testing Matters

shutterstock_108527456.wid250Discount retailer Target Corp’s website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday.

Shoppers looking for bargains on the target.com website were greeted with the message: “So sorry, but high traffic is causing delays. If you wouldn’t mind holding, we’ll refresh automatically & get things going ASAP.”

The retailer wasn’t alone in glitches during the high profile shopping holiday. Other websites with outages included Victoria’s Secret and Foot Locker.

Source: Reuters Target website down on Cyber Monday traffic

 

LogiGear Magazine 2016 Editorial Calendar

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LogiGear Magazine has just released its editorial calendar for 2016. The magazine, published on a quarterly basis, dedicates each edition to a particular theme, one of relevance to the dynamic field of software QA.

We welcome content from seasoned as well as new authors, QA experts, test engineers and anyone who would like to share their knowledge and insights with the wider software test community. Submitted articles may be original works or ones previously posted on blogs, websites or newsletters, as long as you, the author, hold the rights to have such content published by us.

 

Our editorial plan, in brief, for 2016:

      March                Test strategy & methods; Test design

      June                 Testing in the new world of DevOps

      September        Testing SMAC down (social, mobile, analytics & cloud)

      December         Riding the new development paradigm wave; Trends in test

 

For further details on our editorial calendar, and for submission guidelines, please see:

https://magazine.logigear.com/issue/news/2016-editorial-calendar-and-submission-guidelines/

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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.

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