Banglore. Many software testing engineers are reporting by staging this kind of sale, Flipkart’s test engineers have reduced the manual testing efforts by using consumers for testing the website.
Infra engineers/managers are reporting this is by far the cost effective way to test the TPS (“Transaction Per Second”) for the infrastructure hardware and reducing the infrastructure cost.
Also many Software Architects and Project PMOs are joining hands to make Twitter and Facebook as the defect bug-tracking system, so valuable input can directly come. (Actually’s it is an attempt to unblock facebook and twitter in organization network).
Rumor has it, that many commercial websites are planning to offshore the manual testing to the consumers and thus saving the money.