Wednesday Software Fails: Problems hit Child Support Agency payouts

Thousands of single parents have been left short of money because of problems with a multi-million pound computer system intended to speed up payments. Since the Child Support Agency system was introduced in April only one third of the 152,000 applications for child maintenance have been processed. Liberal Democrat Steve Webb, who obtained the figures, … [Read more…]

Wednesday Trivia: Almost half of developers skip writing tests

Trivia Night

A surprisingly large amount of developers have admitted to skipping writing tests so they can speed up new feature developments, a recent report has found. 42% of respondents confessed to cutting corners when it comes to developing products due to the pressure felt in producing quality software, quickly. The research, from Diffblue conducted by Vanson Bourne suggests … [Read more…]

Wednesday Software fails – Indian Lunar Radar Crash

New details emerge about failed lunar landings In a written response to questions Nov. 20 to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament, Jitendra Singh, minister of state for the Department of Space, said that the Vikram lander “hard landed” on the moon Sept. 6 because of a problem with the lander’s braking thrusters. … [Read more…]

Tuesday Notes – Be careful of your writing tone – 04/02/2020

Hey everyone,   Here’s a few quick points on what I’ve been up to: Podcast I’m listening to.. The Wolf’s Den Going from rags to riches, back to rags, and then back to riches yet again, Jordan Belfort is that rare breed of individuals who knows how to land on his feet, regardless of what life … [Read more…]

Definition of the day: Usability Testing

  Hey everyone, Here is the definition of the day: Usability Testing Usability testing is a long-established, empirical and exploratory technique to answer questions such as “how would an end user respond to our software under realistic conditions?” It consists of observing a representative end user interacting with the product, given a goal to reach … [Read more…]