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Performance testing provider of the year — Neotys

Load testing, the process of checking that an app or a platform can cope with heavy use, can be a significant bottleneck in the development process. NeoLoad, the core product offering from Neotys, the French performance testing tool developer, brings automation to the challenge. It has been one of the major IT transformation projects in »

Testing transformation project of the year — UST Global

Schroders, the £400 billion investment manager, chose UST to drive its Agile programme forward. It’s a project that illustrates how improved quality assurance and faster app delivery can help major financial firms compete with market disrupters on their own terms. For Melinda Chapple, the Singapore-based head of Schroders’ global quality assurance practice, Agile software development »

Vendor risk management provider of the year — CAST

New York-based, but founded by Frenchman Vincent Delaroche and quoted on the Euronext Exchange in Paris, CAST has established itself as the leader in the field of benchmarking the quality of software code. Around 10% of financial firms are using some sort of standard for benchmarking the quality of their code, reckons Lev Lesokhin, marketing »

Crowd testing provider of the year — Applause

Crowd testing provider of the year — Applause

Applause, the Boston-based firm that specialises in crowd testing, teamed up with Santander to develop a mobile app for the Spanish market that will be fit for purpose in a new era of open banking. The success of Applause is based on the expertise of the many manual testers that it brings to the table »

Mobile testing provider of the year — Perfecto

How quickly can a bank test its app on hundreds of combinations of devices and operating systems?  Perfecto, a provider of cloud-based mobile testing environments, offers a solution for a highly fragmented market. Bank customers are unforgiving when it comes to mobile apps. Bugs mean lost market share. But every new phone release — indeed »

Regulatory testing project of the year — HCL and Deutsche Bank

Regulatory testing project of the year — HCL and Deutsche Bank

European banks have to implement FATCA tax rules for each national market in which they operate. So Deutsche Bank’s FATCA compliance app was necessarily going to be a sophisticated build. In partnership with HCL, Deutsche designed a pioneering DevOps solution. Compliance is increasingly driving software development and testing, and the complexity for software developers arises »

Software vendor platform of the year — Calypso Technology’s CATT

The San Francisco-based trading and risk systems became the first capital markets software vendor to offer an automated testing platform for its product. Standard Bank of South Africa was the first major customer. Testing software and apps has become progressively more difficult and time-consuming for banks. Aside from the growing number of legacy systems that »

DevOps advisory provider of the year — Tata Consultancy Services

ING is recognised as a leader in Agile and DevOps delivery among European banks. The partnership of ING’s Belgian subsidiary with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been an important part of its success in its move toward continuous app delivery. Netherlands-based ING started its transition to full automation of software development two years ago, driven »

MoneyFarm puts Scala programming language at the heart of its IT infrastructure

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Scala, an open-source programming language released in 2004, is still only ranked number 31 in the ranking index of the top 50 software languages maintained by Tiobe Software, a Dutch firm that specialises in software quality metrics. But the Tiobe index is a general one  – it covers coding languages used across all industries. Developers »

DevOps and continuous delivery: How much is hype versus reality?

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The topics of DevOps and continuous app delivery have made it onto the agenda at SIBOS, organised by Swift, the bank payments consortium and by some measures the leading financial technology conference in the world. Reflecting the wariness banks hold for new technologies, the panel QA Financial was asked to chair at SIBOS was titled: »

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