Sunday, September 26, 2010

Upgrades Cause Delay In Internet Banking

According to Computerworld, Suncorp has admitted that recent upgrades to internet banking has caused delays, while some customers have complained of loss of functionality.

Virgin Glitch Strands Passengers

According to ABC News, a crash of the check-in system at Virgin Blue has stranded thousands of passengers around the country.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Maritime Software Sinks

Customer Service Officers claim that a new registration software system for NSW boat owners is a failure (as reported in CIO).

The software has failed to send out letters for license renewals, sent out incorrect expiry letters, and registration processing time has grown from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux

We have had the pleasure of Jonathan "Peli" de Halleux visit from Microsoft Research visit us as keynote for the Test Automation Workshop and a presentation to the ACS Special Interest Group on Software Testing in Brisbane.

Peli presented work he and his colleagues have undertaken on Pex and Moles. Pex and Moles are tools which support Unit Testing and Stubbing in the .NET applications.

Pex will generate Unit Tests directly from the code under test. Moles is used to dynamically stub out interfaces. Both these tools were quite impressive, and will truly accelerate unit testing activities.

You can try out Pex online in a virtual environment (no installs!) at, otherwise you can use the full version in Visual Studio.