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RISC-V Inches Toward The Center

Test And Verification Services Blog - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:54

Most proponents readily admit that RISC-V still has a long way to go before it becomes a serious threat to established processor cores in the market. It takes time to develop software and micro architectures for specific applications. This article outlines how RISC-V architecture is developing step-by-step.

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Why You Need Continuous Testing in DevOps

Test And Verification Services Blog - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:48

Most DevOps initiatives start with the adoption of continuous integration (CI) practices, where code is continuously integrated to make sure everything works together.Continuous testing is key to unlocking this culture change because it weaves testing activities into every part of the software. This article outlines how significant is continuous testing in DevOps.

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Significance of Penetration Testing

Test And Verification Services Blog - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:44

Vulnerabilities are usually introduced by accident during software development and implementation phase.The goal of penetration testing is to find all security vulnerabilities that are present in the system being tested. This article outlines how important is penetration testing to ensure security.

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What Will it Take for Smart Cities to Succeed?

Test And Verification Services Blog - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 14:39

Smart cities are a relatively new concept combining human, collective and artificial intelligence to increase operational efficiency, share information and improve the quality of government services and its citizens’ welfare. IoT devices are becoming a necessary part of a smart city’s infrastructure. This article outlines how IoT technology helps to develop an efficient smart city.

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How to improve throughput for gate-level simulation

Test And Verification Services Blog - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 05:49

Gate-level simulation dates back to a simpler time when IC designs were well simple. Yet, despite its age and relatively slow speeds, gate-level simulation remains essential to meeting verification goals. This article shows how to improve the performance of gate-level simulation and achieve verification goals.

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A Better Approach to Usability Testing

Test And Verification Services Blog - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 05:47

Usability Testing is a type of software testing which is used to identify usability defects.Usability is means of thinking ability of, what and how the actual end user has used the software and with accurate perspective. This article shows how important is usability testing to improve the user experience.

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Adding Safety Into Automotive Design

Test And Verification Services Blog - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 05:45

ISO 26262 spec is a household term for anyone even remotely involved with the automotive industry today.ISO 26262 compliance is a prerequisite for IP and chips used in an increasing number of automotive applications. This article shows how to improve functional safety in automotive design.

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Exploring the Potential of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

Test And Verification Services Blog - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 05:43

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)is the technology to connect the medical devices to the healthcare IT systems. When IoT was implemented in the medical industry then no one has thought that it will become such an intense part of technology. This article shows how important is IoMT for the healthcare industry.

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Improving EMI Performance Through Simulation

Test And Verification Services Blog - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 07:58

Environmental protection has become a hot topic over the last few years and one of the key drivers of recent technological developments resulting in the push of electric vehicle development. This caused rise to electromagnetic fields that get associated with the environment around them. This article explains a method for improving a design’s EMI performance through simulation, ultimately reducing the cost of hardware verification and improving productivity.

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How to Shift-Left Performance Testing Across Your Organization

Test And Verification Services Blog - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 07:56

Shifting performance testing left means enabling developers and testers to conduct performance testing in the early stages of development cycles. A shift-left performance testing strategy allows smaller, ad hoc performance tests to be performed by testers against individual components as they are developed. This article explains how to shift-left performance testing in an organization.

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The Role of Internet of Things in the Healthcare Industry

Test And Verification Services Blog - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 07:53

In healthcare, IoT has been gaining popularity rapidly since its inception into the IT world.The primary purpose of IoT technology in healthcare is to connect doctors with patients through a smart device, without restrictions. This article explains significance of IoT and what is the role of IoT in healthcare industry.

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Benefits of Industrial IoT in Condition Monitoring

Test And Verification Services Blog - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 07:47

Condition monitoring is nothing but checking the condition of any system or machine.The industrial sector is optimizing the usage of IoT to reduce machine downtime occurrences and start maintaining the machines before they break down. This article explains how industrial IoT can improve the performance of the organizations.

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Automakers Take On More Responsibility

Test And Verification Services Blog - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 11:48

Carmakers traditionally have left verification, validation and testing of chips and subsystems to their suppliers. As the amount of electronic content increases and the complexity of these systems grows,carmakers are taking on a much bigger role to ensure these components work in the context of other systems. This article discusses about how automakers take more responsibility on chip verification than suppliers.

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The Manual Testing Approach

Test And Verification Services Blog - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 11:43

The ability to automate testing has resulted in job losses within the field of testing and can be compared to job losses due to production line automation. as long as the solution, software or product is going to be used by humans, there will always be a requirement for humans to test the product. This article discusses about how important is manual testing in the modern world.

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Security a prime concern in IoT

Test And Verification Services Blog - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 11:41

The security risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) are quite alarming and cannot imagine the havoc that would be unleashed if millions of devices stop functioning or worse are programmed for devastation.This would lead to something fatal and not only financial loss or identity theft. This article discusses about how IoT security becomes a prime concern for the connected world.

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Protecting the internet of things

Test And Verification Services Blog - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 11:38

With IoT assuming a greater role in daily activities, data theft, disruption of services and takeover of critical equipment become all the more consequential. These transformational innovations provide an entirely new set of cybersecurity targets. This article discusses about how to protect IoT devices from cyber-attacks.

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Generations of Test Automation Frameworks

Test And Verification Services Blog - Mon, 15/10/2018 - 08:56

There are different types of test automation frameworks and need to carefully pick one among them. To complete the process successfully, testers should know the exact requirements. Many organizations are not developing software with waterfall model and not using agile methodologies or combining continuous integration and continuous deployment. This article elaborates how test automation frameworks have evolved and overview of their history.

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Penetration Testing: More Than Just Checking a Box

Test And Verification Services Blog - Mon, 15/10/2018 - 08:53

It’s become clear that organizations often have misplaced assumptions about what penetration testing should be and what it’s meant to do.Penetration testing is a critical step in any IT project.A penetration test is meant to provide visibility and context into what cybersecurity risks are out there. This article elaborates how important is penetration testing in an IT project.

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Why IoT is the Key to Autonomous Vehicles

Test And Verification Services Blog - Mon, 15/10/2018 - 08:51

Autonomous mobility is enabled by another recent technical phenomenon, the internet of things (IoT). Internet-connected sensors in phones, in vehicles, on roads and in buildings will transform how travellers interact with vehicles and how they move and live in the world’s urban centres.This article elaborates how IoT technology is going to enable the vision of autonomous vehicles.

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And There's More

James Thomas' blog - Sun, 14/10/2018 - 20:41

When new staff join Linguamatics they'll get a brief intro to each of the groups in the company as part of their induction. I give the one for the Test team and, as many of our joiners haven't worked in software before, I've evolved my spiel to be a sky-high view of  testing, how we service other parts of the company, and how anyone might take advantage of that service, even if they're not developing software.

This takes a whiteboard and about 10 minutes and I'll then answer questions for as long as anyone cares to ask. Afterwards we all go on our separate ways happy (I hope) that sufficient information was shared for now and that I'm always available for further discussion on that material or anything else.

I mentioned the helicopter perspective that I give to Karo Stoltzenburg when she was thinking about when and how to draw a testing/checking distinction in her Exploratory Testing 101 workshop for TestBash Manchester. I was delighted that she was able to find something from it to use in her session, and also that she produced a picture that looks significantly nicer than any version I've ever scrawled as I talked.


Karo's picture is above, her notes from the whole session are on the Ministry of Testing club, and below is the kind of thing I typically say to new staff ...

What many people think software testing is, if they've ever even thought for a second about software testing, goes something like this:
  • an important person creates a big, thick document (the specification) full of the things a piece of software is supposed to do
  • this spec gets given to someone else (the developer) to build the software
  • the spec and the software are in turn given to another person (the tester) who checks that all the things listed in the spec are in the software.

In this view of the world, the tester takes specification items such as "when X is input, Y is output" and checks the software to see whether Y is indeed produced when X is put in. The result of testing in this kind of worldview probably looks like a big chart of specification items with ticks or crosses against them, and if there are enough crosses in important enough places the software goes through another round of development.

While checking against specification can be an important part of testing, there's much more that can be done. For example, I want my testers to be thinking about input values other than X, I want them to be wondering what other values can give Y, I want them to be exploring situations where there is no X, or when X is clearly invalid, or when X and some other input are incompatible, or what kinds of things the software shouldn't do and under what conditions ...

That's all good stuff, but there's scope for more. I also want my testers to be wondering what the motivation for building this software is, who the users are, and whether the specification seems appropriate for a software product that meets that need for those users. I'd also expect them to think about whether the project, and the team — including themselves — is likely to be able to create the product, given that requirement and specification, in the current context. For example, is there time to do this work, is there resource to do this work, do the team have sufficient tooling, expertise, or other dependencies, ...?

Even assuming the spec is appropriate, the context is conducive to implementation, and the team are not blocked, you won't be surprised to find that more possibilities exist. I'd like the tester to be alert to factors that might be important but which might not be in the specification much at all. These might include usability, performance, or integration considerations, ...

For me, one of the joys of testing is the intellectual challenge of identifying the places where there might be risk and wondering which of those it makes sense to explore with what priority. Checking the specification can certainly be part of testing, but it's not all that testing is: there's always more.
Image: Jimmy CricketKaro Stoltzenburg

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