The 4-Wheeled Monster

5 roadblocks in vehicular autonomy that complicate Software Testing Experts in the field have previously referred to air travel as somewhat of a gold standard for autonomous vehicle safety, but after Boeing’s two tragedies, that analogy can no longer be used when talking about self-driving cars. This was after Boeing’s 737 MAX Jets have found …

HMI – A Tester’s Unique Entrée Into Testing The Software Car

The growing complexity of the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in cars offers traditional testers an opportunity to capitalize on their strengths. The human-machine interface (HMI) is nothing new. Any user interface including a graphical user interface (GUI) falls under the category of human-machine interface. HMI is more commonly being used to mean a view into the …

Shift-Left Your UI Testing

How lagging automotive design principles adversely affect final products. Cars are integrating more and more software with every model year. The ginormous screen introduced by Tesla in their flagship Model S a few years ago was seemingly unrivaled at the time. Nowadays, screens of this size are not only commonplace in vehicles such as the …

Glossary – June 2019

Agile Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement; nimble. Not necessarily characterized by fast speed. Agile software development is a software development practice based on iterative and incremental development where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages …

In the News – June 2019

TICKETS TO HARRY POTTER PLAY IMMEDIATELY CRASH SF THEATER WEBSITE Petrificus Totalus! Potterheads were quite frustrated when visiting San Francisco’s Curran Theater’s website early in the morning on March 12th. Their website experienced technical difficulties and crashed due to an overwhelming flood of fans trying to score tickets to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” …

Achieving Automation Success: Using Action Based Testing in TestArchitect

Achieving success with automated testing can be difficult. With the combination of Action Based Testing and TestArchitect, success is possible. Avoiding something because it’s difficult will never get you anywhere in today’s day and age. Even though making automated testing successful in terms of both scalability and long-term maintainability is often regarded as a challenge, …