Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Sign of the Changing Times and Computers

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Today has been a tech news day that really puts into perspective just how far we have come in the past decade of technological development. New trends in mobile technology, mobile devices, laptop computers, and other devices are exploring innovative new fronts; while the older trends are getting an unceremonious retirement.

Intel announced today that would no longer be manufacturing Desktop PC motherboards for install in desktop PCs. This move, by Intel, puts a vary visual marker on where we are at as a technological society. The fact that desktop versions of motherboards shows that Desktop PCs have officially become obsolete. Manufacturers, including Intel now, have recently leaned-toward the trend of simply making all motherboards built for laptop-compatibility, but not for desktop. What this means, is that all new motherboards can fit into a desktop or a custom computer package, as well as a laptop; but desktop motherboards cannot go into a laptop computer. Add to this, that many POS and cash register computers are being replaced with iPads and other mobile devices, and we may see a laptop-exclusive world within 5 years.

Another surprising event that has come to pass recently, is the recurring failures by Microsoft to produce desirable, innovative, efficient programs and products. The biggest proof of how much Microsoft's product value has degraded, is the popularity of freelanced computer technicians that are offering to take Windows 8 off of your computer and replace it with Windows 7 for a fee. Yes, people are eager to pay to downgrade from the latest Microsoft software to an earlier version. This shows exactly how the image of Microsoft has changed from the once all-powerful innovators to the old man that doesn't realize he was overdue for retirement years ago.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Software Development and Testing

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Software development is not an easy job, not by any means. In fact, it is a veritable candidate for "World's Toughest Job." What makes this job so taxing, is not the fact that computers speak in a language other than our audible and written forms, it is not the fact that in order to tell the computer to do some task, it must be told in the form of a code that has every outcome or variable predetermined, it because the room for failure is so great. There is only one true "correct" in the world of software coding, and that correctness is absolute. 

Even the smallest of errors can transform even the most sophisticated software into a jumble of useless scribbles. Every single variable must be in perfect position for all parts of a software program to run correctly. Ensuring that every tiny piece of a code that can contain billions of billions of variables, can drive the human mind to the brink, if forced. That is why the safest way to ensure correct software processes is by using software testing tools. Let the computer do the hard work for you, and then make corrections based on the reports that it generates.

One of the world's premier quality assurance software testing services is through Inflectra. The best part of Inflectra's options for software testers and programmers, is that they bundle their various software testing suites into bundles that give you -- the client -- all of the tools necessary to effectively test your software. No necessary add-ons or paid upgrades, just exactly what you needed.

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