Software Development and Testing News
Late breaking news on the software development and testing front:
Seven Software Companies Added to "Watch List"
New York, NY, Sept. 24 - People for the Ethical Treatment of Software
announced today that seven more software companies have been added to
the group's "Watch List" of companies that regularly practice software
"There is no need for software to be mistreated in this way so that
companies like these can market new products," said Mack Write,
spokesperson for PETS. "Alternative methods of testing these products
According to PETS, these companies force software to undergo lengthy
and arduous tests, often without rest for hours or days at a
time. Employees are assigned to "break" the software by any means
"It's no joke," said Write. "Innocent programs, from the day they are
compiled, are cooped up in tiny rooms and 'crashed' hours on end. They
spend their whole lives in dirty, ill-maintained computers, and are
unceremoniously deleted when they're not needed anymore."
Write said the software is kept in unsanitary conditions and is
infested with bugs.
"We know alternatives to this practice exist," he said, citing
industry giant Microsoft Corporation. as a company that has become
extremely successful without resorting to software testing.