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DIGITAL HEARTS and NESCAFÉ : An IoT Testing Story

DIGITAL HEARTS Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter referred to as “DIGITAL HEARTS”) recently announced that they have taken on the systems testing for the NESCAFÉ GOLDBLEND Barista Duo+. Barista Duo+ is both a coffee machine and an IoT device; by connecting to the internet, it supports cashless payments and can also let you know how much coffee and creamer is left in the device. Not only did the Barista Duo+ require extensive Software Testing, it required the testers to perform physical tasks like adding coffee, creamer, and water.

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Continuous Quality – Ethical Aspects of Software Testing

Daily, we are pushing the boundaries of how fast we can deliver software. Delivering something new, better, faster than our competition can mean incredible payoff and we are constantly being asked to cut costs and deliver more, faster, cheaper. But then suddenly you wake up to 189 dead in a plane crash or having to take down and redesign your entire banking service because the architecture didn’t hold up to the load.

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Using Hardware-in-the-Loop in Automotive Software Testing

Testing embedded systems for cars is a daunting task. Today’s modern cars can contain up to 100 or more electronic control units (ECUs). ECUs today control essentially every major function of a car, from acceleration to braking. Furthermore, not all of the ECUs are not manufactured by the same company; thus, it may be difficult to start testing until all the components come together in a prototype car—and by that time, there might not be enough time to completely ensure that the car is ready for the road! 

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