5 ways to accelerate testing for your IoT Devices

The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices reflect a growing focus on driving results using sensor-based data and creating analytically rich data sets. These systems can deliver the most value in solving complex logistics, manufacturing, services, and supply chain problems. The number of connected IoT devices worldwide will jump 12 percent on average annually,…

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How to address Software Quality for the Industrial Internet of Things

There is an increasingly important role for software quality as the industry adapts to the Industrial Internet of Things and the fourth industrial revolution. Organizations that do not adjust their development processes to enable them to produce higher quality applications are risking not only their brand, but also their very existence. Organizations that do adapt will thrive.

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Improve product quality using Escape Defect Analysis

Escape Defects are issues that are identified by customers after the product has shipped, and as such have also been missed by the test teams. Defects identified after a product has shipped have the most significant cost impact to a business, both in development costs (find, fix & update) and impact to brand. Escape Defect…

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Prevent “Quality Deficit” in your Software Products

We can consider that the software quality deficit gap is the time taken to evolve a product from initial release until perceived as being of good quality. It is variable depending on the number of copies of the software in circulation, how thoroughly it is used, and more importantly, the number of iterations required to…

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Metrics for Agile Development Teams

Software Engineering Scoreboard listing of metrics for software development teams to consider. The categories include Technical / Code Metrics, Product Development Metrics, Release Metrics and Process Health Metrics.

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Software quality: the key to the fourth industrial revolution

The trend over the last few years has been to move software from the Desktop to the Cloud, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will push software back to the periphery of the network, and more and more products will contain embedded software applications. Due to this, software quality will play a big role in determining the winners and losers as this migration continues.

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Five principles for engineering high quality software to take into the New Year

Experience has taught users to avoid the latest versions of software applications until the inevitable maintenance releases, and patches have been released. This post discusses five actionable ideas to help development groups close the quality gap.

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Building the ultimate continuous integration architecture

Software is traditionally designed, coded, then tested. However, poor quality coding and a testing phase at the end of the process can add a significant amount of time and risk to a project. Delayed and extended testing has a knock-on effect – the longer bugs remain undiscovered, the more likely that developers will be working with poor quality software, causing more delays as more bugs are found. The ideal position is to have a process that supports testing as early in the development life cycle as possible and which enables changes to be made quickly.

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Migrate and Modernise Old Applications: How Difficult Can It Be? Or, Remember Fortran, Anyone?

This article was inspired by a NASA competition announcement early in 2017 seeking help to update an old FORTRAN application. Here, we examine what’s the best course of action for migrating legacy applications to a modern environment – bugs and all.

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