Testing

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It’s Time for Testers to Step Up

By Paul Henderson RTC Magazine recently published an article that I wrote called "Time to Rethink Software Testing for Embedded Devices". In it I describe some of the new techniques that are possible, and I believe necessary, to delivery high quality device software for embedded devices. When staying 'positive' doesn't pay Getting negative with white box testing Focusing on the…

Test Driven Development Meets Continuous Integration

By Paul Henderson In my last posting I mentioned I'd be running a webinar with James Grenning on Agile testing. James is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on the topic of software development and one of the original authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. We talked about the case for agility where today's embedded software projects are…

Agile Testing for Embedded Devices

By Paul Henderson I am running a Web seminar on agile testing with James Grenning. James is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on the topic of software development. Founder of Renaissance Software Consulting, he provides training, coaching, and consulting to corporate and government clients worldwide. James is one of the original authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development…

Industry Investing in Better Device Runtime Visibility During Testing

By Paul Henderson Here’s the final installment in my series about our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog postings).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you.In this section of the survey…

The High Cost of Poor Quality – Brand, Market, Budget

By Paul Henderson I’m continuing my series on our embedded device industry software testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog posting).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you.In this section of the survey we asked participants…

Inadequate Management Visibility into Quality is Eroding Confidence

By Paul Henderson Here’s the next installment in my series on our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog postings).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.com and I will send it to you. In this section of the…

Compressed Schedules Driving Shorter Testing & Defect Resolution Requirements

By Paul Henderson Today I'm continuing my series on our embedded device software industry testing survey conducted in April-May 2010 with almost 900 respondents (see previous blog posting).  If you’d like a copy of the full report in pdf, please drop me an email at paul.henderson@windriver.comand I will send it to you.In part 2 of the survey we asked about schedule compression…

True Concurrency is Truly Different (Again)

By Jakob Engblom A recent article at Ars Technica describes yet another security flaw in Windows. Nothing much new in that respect, but this is indeed an interesting attack in that it is enabled by using multicore hardware. It is not practical on a single processor, demonstrating once again how multicore is fundamentally different from multitasking on a single processor.The…

A Crisis of Complexity – Industry Report on Growing Challenges in Embedded Testing

By Paul Henderson I’ve been talking a lot with embedded device companies around the world over the last few years and I am hearing growing concerns about software testing. I’ve mentioned several of these concerns in previous blogs. I wanted to get more quantifiable data and get some feedback that could help us shape our products and services to help.…