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Mar 8, 2018 - 3 minute read - In The News

Software Testing News - 2nd March 2018 to 8th March 2018

Software Testing News - 2nd March 2018 to 8th March 2018

News from the world of IT relevant to Software Testing and Software Development professionals.

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Software Testing News - 2nd March 2018 to 8th March 2018

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Minnesota IT System Faced Massive Delays

A legacy system from 1982 has not been replaced, despite work on it starting in 2008.

The ieee.org describes the history of the Minnesota’s Licensing and Registration System.

In 2008 it took 4 years to agree a contract to start building a replacement.

In 2014 the contract was canceled and the project moved in-house.

In July 2017 a read-only version was released to production with known bugs.

Current project planning estimates are reported to have an end date of 2019.

I wonder if the 36-year-old mainframe system is still going strong.

Source: spectrum.ieee.org http://bit.ly/2FObVLZ

SauceCon - Saucelabs Test Automation Conference videos on YouTube

SauceCon 2018, a Test automation conference held by SauceLabs has released the conference talk recordings to YouTube.

These were originally streamed live, but if you missed them you can watch them on the Saucelabs YouTube Channel.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/saucelabs/videos

Google and Microsoft Optimise for Budget Phones

Good news for budget phone users.

Budget phones usually have lower amounts of memory and slower processors.

Very often mobile applications and operating systems seem to ignore these constraints and simply build for the newest and largest devices. Leaving older phones, and budget phones, struggling.

Microsoft have announced a version of Skype that requires less memory and processing power.

Google have announced ‘Android Go’ a version of Android for budget devices.

Hopefully the future for budget phones looks a little brighter.

Message to testers - remember to test for multiple (and older) platforms.

Source: WARC.com http://bit.ly/2tlMVsQ

UbiSoft Using AI To Help Reduce Bugs

According to Wired.co.uk, UbiSoft have created a Commit Assistant with “roughly ten years’ worth of code… to learn where mistakes have historically been made.”

Commit Assistant will identify any historical bug fix, and predict if current code might manifest a similar bug.

This is an experiment for UbiSoft with, as yet, no data on how it will improve the development process.

But this has to be better than Bug Number Prediction formulas - am I right?

Source: Wired.co.uk http://bit.ly/2FgVTcn

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Minnesota IT system Massive Delays

SauceCon - Saucelabs Test Automation Conference videos on YouTube

**Google and Microsoft Optimise for Budget Phones **

UbiSoft Using AI To Help Reduce Bugs