The Internet of Things Moves Software Testing into the Physical World – Neotys Testing Roundup

1. The Internet of Things Moves Software Testing into the Physical World

When dealing with web and mobile applications, testers comfortably work in the logical world of software. Though embedded software has existed in the physical world, the software industry is finally blending the physical and logical cyber worlds with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Testers shouldn’t be too worried about handling IoT applications due to the crossover in techniques, however there will be a learning curve. Companies that are just beginning to put software into their products will need to execute software testing, a more complex concept than hardware-based testing. Likewise, software testers who have yet to dabble in testing hardware or embedded systems will need to develop some new skills.

Read this TechWell article in full for more insight into the challenges organizations will face when it comes to testing the IoT.

2. Myths Around Software Testing

We could call them myths, we could call them excuses—when faced with the opportunity to introduce testing into the software development lifecycle, too many companies wave it off, blaming time constraints, budget limitations and a number of other factors.

Ensuring web and mobile application performance has become far too important to overlook. More and more organizations are beginning to consider adopting a testing strategy and there are a few misconceptions that need to be put to rest. In this post from TEST Huddle, author Pavan explores several common testing misconceptions and offers his suggestions on why and how companies should be increasing the complexity of applications with the help of effective and efficient testing. Read on here.

3. A Valentine for Testers

Everyone deserves some love. Yes, that includes software testers. If you happen to be one, move on to article number four because this article is for your colleagues. It’s true, great testers are hard to find, so if you’re lucky enough to work with some, it’s time to start thinking about retention. StickyMinds author Sofía Palamarchuk states that as with any long-lasting relationship, sustaining it requires continuous effort, but it’s very rewarding.

So she’s put together this post, designed for testers’ coworkers, clients and managers, in which she highlights a few different ways they can show testers some love this Valentine’s Day. Check out the post, follow Palamarchuk’s advice, and you may even end up getting some love back from your talented testers!

4. The Ultimate List of 100 Software Testing Quotes

Quality, bugs, performance, automation, tools, testers, developers, management – all common software testing terms that have been expanded upon by some of the best in the business. Featuring entries from Dorothy Graham, James Bach, Scott Barber, and Bill Gates, just to name a few, this list of software testing quotes is inspired, to say the least.

Compiled by the folks over at Zephyr, this ultimate list is an excellent tool for readers looking to uncover revealing truths about the unique discipline that is software testing. Check it out!

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