Testing & QA

Velocimetrics launches market data recording service for algo testing

London-based provider of trading analytics technology, Velocimetrics, has announced the launch of its mdPlay service, allowing market participants to record and store market data in real time. The data is recorded using a server that sits in the firm’s data centre. The data can then be re-used to test trading algorithms. The firm says the »

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

If you read recent customer reviews of banking apps, or the latest rankings published by tech blogs, then you will probably agree with the following sentiment: A good banking app doesn’t necessarily do more than a bad one, but it does things better. This idea that app quality is about finesse as much as function »

Regulators say systems must be up and running two hours after attack

The Bank of International Settlement’s Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), together with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), has published a report advising financial markets infrastructure (FMIs, a category that includes important payments systems and clearing houses) on how to improve their cyber resilience. The joint working group advises finan... »

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

More than 100 senior quality assurance, test and IT risk management specialists attended the QA Financial Forum held in Canary Wharf on June 28th. Hosted by QA-Financial.com at Level39, London’s leading fintech accelerator and conference venue, the QA Financial Forum featured speakers from leading banks and testing firms. To start the conference, Nevin Thomson, Head »

New UK bank outsources platform to Sopra Steria

A new UK bank which plans to offer financial services to military veterans and “blue light” police and emergency services professional, says it will outsource the management of its IT platform to French-based Sopra Steria. The Services Family, as the bank will be called, will initially offer mortgage loans but plans to establish full retail »

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

1/ How did you build your business originally and how did the acquisition of Exactpro by LSEG come about?  At the end of 2009, Alexey Zverev and I launched Exactpro by recruiting ten core specialists who we had previously worked with, and who had very strong technical and subject matter backgrounds. The team had a »

Biometrics to gain ground on passwords for apps

Biometrics is making inroads in the world of finance as banks such as RBS and HSBC trial the technology. The technology uses unique markers, such as fingerprints or iris patterns, to verify the identity of the user of a service. It could potentially eliminate more burdensome forms of access verification, like remembering passwords, replacing them with something more convenient and secure. »

Software AG launches DevOps tool

Frankfurt-based technology firm Software AG has released a tool for the development, testing, integration and deployment of new software. The company said that the product, called webMethods DevOps Edition, was created to speed up app launches and help firms implementing a DevOps methodology Navdeep Sidhu, senior director of product marketing at Software AG, said that »

Appvance releases automation platform

Appvance, the California-based testing software developer, has released a new product, the Appvance Unified Testing Automation Platform (UTP). The platform, according to Appvance, was specifically designed to help facilitate implementation of DevOps. Appvance UTP is expected to enter the market in Q3 of 2016. Customers using the existing Appvance PerformanceCloud (APC) will be able to »

Banks take a cautious step to crowd-sourced testing

Banks take a cautious step to crowd-sourced testing

In the race to speed up app delivery times, some retail banks and insurance companies are turning to crowd-sourced testing, which makes use of a geographically distributed network of freelancers to test customer-facing applications and websites. But while the crowd-sourced specialists report growing interest from the financial sector, there are understandable reservations about the privacy »

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