Articles about Software Development

Huawei and the Fight Over 5G

Mobile phones, and the accompanying internet access they provide, have changed the nature of communication and how we transact in the global economy. The initial evolutionary waves in mobile came from the West, where Western countries owned the patents and developed the global standards of operation. Now, Chinese telecom giant Huawei wants…

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Trade Secrets and Cover-Ups: The Case of Waymo vs. Uber

In February 2017, Waymo filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court against Uber, alleging theft of trade-secrets related to Waymo’s self-driving car technology. The lawsuit, full of twists and turns, was settled earlier this month, with Uber agreeing to pay $245 million in shares to Alphabet (Google), Waymo’s parent company. Below…

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Code is Tricky, Part 2: Source Code Never Runs

Every software expert at Quandary Peak regularly reads and analyzes large volumes of source code, and while understanding the specific programming language can help, it’s not the only skill we bring to a project. Knowing the unique qualities and nuances that apply to programming code can be the difference between winning and losing a trial. In…

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Nazarian Provides Deposition Testimony in BIOS Cases

Quandary Peak Research expert Dr. Shahin Nazarian was deposed in several IPR cases on March 15, March 16, April 4 and April 6, 2016. He was the lead testifying expert witness on six contested patents. Nazarian was asked to opine on the invalidity of US patents 6,519,659, 6,487,656, 6,633,976, 6,373,498, 6,401,202, and…

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Award Winning Research Conducted by Quandary Peak Experts

Two Quandary Peak experts and their teams presented their latest research at the twenty-sixth International Symposium on Software Reliability and Engineering, one of the most accredited IEEE events. Dr. Mahdi Eslamimehr with his teammate from MIT won the ISSRE 2016 Best Paper award for “AtomChase: Directed Search Towards Atomicity Violations”, the result…

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Could Better Testing Have Prevented Toyota’s Unintended Acceleration Problem?

When human health and safety depends on software, correct system operation is the most important concern. Unfortunately, a lack of proper testing and verification in such systems allows program defects to remain undetected and later turn into hazardous failures. Here are a few examples from a long history of failing programs that…

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Measuring Software Maintainability

Software maintenance costs result from modifying your application to either support new use cases or update existing ones, along with the continual bug fixing after deployment. As much as 70-80% of the Total Ownership Cost (TCO) of the software can be attributed to maintenance costs alone! Software maintenance activities can be classified…

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Quandary Peak Expert Assists in Contract Dispute Case

Brad Ulrich, a computer scientist at Quandary Peak Research, was recently engaged to provide software analysis and consulting for Step-By-Step Academy, an Ohio-based company, in the matter of Step-By-Step Academy, Inc. v. Special Learning, Inc in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Ohio. Special Learning is a Chicago-based company. The…

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Malek Provides Deposition Testimony in Home Security Case

Professor Sam Malek, one of Quandary Peak’s computer and software experts, was deposed in a patent case on December 13, 2013. Malek was the lead testifying expert witness on several of the asserted patents. In particular, he was asked to opine on the infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,350,694 and U.S. Patent No.…

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FoxNews.com Article Quotes Software Expert George Edwards

A FoxNews.com story on computer glitches in the HealthCare.gov website features several quotes by Quandary Peak software expert George Edwards. The article adds to a recent flurry of reports chronicling bugs in the new federal insurance marketplace. Dr. Edwards explained the inherent challenges faced by engineers in building the site, and noted…

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