11-24-2019, 08:30 PM #16
Company I worked for before I retired ran hundreds of thousands automated software test cases on every release plus weeks of manual testing- but that was "industrial" software that ran global communication systems and ATM switches, so we couldn't afford any but the most minor bugs.
We also didn't give the software away for free even though it would only run on proprietary switches.
- 11-24-2019, 08:56 PM #17Do you have any idea what the different method is vs what they do now?
11-24-2019, 09:10 PM #18Do you have any idea what the different method is vs what they do now?
Inside Apple’s iPhone Software Shakeup After Buggy iOS 13 Debut
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Apple Inc. is overhauling how it tests software after a swarm of bugs marred the latest iPhone and iPad operating systems, according to people familiar with the shift.
The initial version of iOS 13 was so buggy that Apple has had to rush out several patches. In the first two months of iOS 13, there have been eight updates, the most since 2012 when Federighi took over Apple’s iOS software engineering group. The company is currently testing another new version, iOS 13.3, and there’s already a follow-up in the works for the spring.
When did they make 7-8 updates in a month?
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11-24-2019, 09:34 PM #19
Thanks Patrick - nice article.
Apple seems to have the same general problem my company had software engineers always want to work on the new, hot and sexy features, very few, if any, are happy working on improving the existing code. No glory in that, I suppose.
Maybe Apple needs to create a monetary incentive to help with that problem - it's not that hey are short of funds.
The one thing I missed in the article is any reference to software verification using automated test programs - I assume Apple runs those on every release; trying to cover all the different combinations and permutations manually is just impossible.
11-24-2019, 09:37 PM #20
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