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 testing.

"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 are available."

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 necessary.

"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.