VISTACON 2013 on The Horizon
VISTACON 2013 will continue to bring top experts and professionals to Vietnam to share the latest and greatest developments in Software Testing. With the success and energy from VISTACON 2011, expectations for the conference have risen. So this year, VISTACON 2013 will be covering the latest trends on software testing, including mobile testing, cloud testing, test automation and testing complex and big systems.
The conference, which will take place on April 25 and 26 at the Majestic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, will feature industry thought-leaders such as Julian Harty, BJ Rollison and Hans Buwalda. Visit www.VISTACON.vn for more information and special offers on ticket pricing.
Test Engineer of 2013 Announced
On Tuesday, January 29, Peter Spitzer was awarded Test & Measurement World’s Test Engineer of the Year Award for 2013. A member of the TRICENTIS team since 2008, Peter is currently the TeamLead in TRICENTIS Test.
He is responsible for the quality assurance of the TOSCA Testsuite, including creation/planning and implementation of test concepts and reporting the test results to all stakeholders.
He is also responsible for creating, implementing, and optimizing the company’s test portfolio, which is what led him to this award. Peter flew all the way from Austria to join the awards ceremony, and was commended on his achievements and his willingness to travel halfway around the world to celebrate the award!
Read here some of the questions he answered during an interview with EDN Network.
Banks to Experience More Software Glitches This Year
The increasing complexity of banking software is resulting in a number of serious software faults. According to Lev Lesokhin, strategy chief at New York-based software analysis firm Cast, the main problem is that while developers are good at building new functions, they are bad at ensuring nothing goes wrong when new software is added to the old.
In only the last year, these types of faults have resulted in major hiccups for companies such as Paypal, Knight Capital, Bats Global Markets and Ulster Bank.
“Modern computer systems are so complicated you would need to perform more tests than there are stars in the sky to be 100% sure there were no problems in the system,” explains Lev Lesokhin. “This means no single person, or even group of people, can ever fully understand the structure under the key business transactions in an enterprise. Testing alone is no longer a viable option to ensure dependable systems.”