Knight Capital – Don’t Test In Production

Unclear of what Knight Capital’s testing policy is, but I suspect there will be improvements in this area after the $440 million loss in 45 minutes, coupled with improved monitoring.

Outsiders questioned why Knight did not pre-test the new software more assiduously, and why the bad trades continued to be generated for more than half an hour, instead of being shut down by internal systems almost immediately.


~ by mdavey on August 3, 2012.

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