embedded systems

Articles

A touchscreen with connected IoT devices IoT Security Should Start with the UI Setup

IoT security is a large and changing topic, but there is one basic starting point where device security can be improved during development and testing: the user interface. The UI should be the first line of defense, but it’s currently weak in most IoT devices. Implementing better practices during the initial UI setup will go a long way toward improving security.

Jon Hagar's picture Jon Hagar
Volkwagen car emissions What IoT and Embedded Device Testers Can Learn from the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

In 2015, it was discovered that Volkswagen had equipped millions of its cars with software to cheat on diesel emissions tests. It was a team of independent testers that uncovered the fraud. Jon Hagar tells testers what they can take away from the scandal and gives some recommendations to consider in order to improve the test industry for IoT and embedded systems.

Jon Hagar's picture Jon Hagar
embedded software Accountability in Testing Embedded and IoT Software Systems

Take a look at the critical systems in the world today and you’ll find software. From water, power, and utilities to nuclear plants, factories, and cars, pretty much everything has become integrated with digital devices and the internet. We need to do testing from a risk-based perspective and be accountable to the public by acknowledging what is tested and what is not.

Jon Hagar's picture Jon Hagar
computer connected to everything IoT, Mobile, and Tech Curve Disillusionment: Moving beyond the Hype

The hype around the Internet of Things is at its peak. Should you bother learning the skills developers and testers require in this new field, or will it soon become just another trend that's fallen out of favor? Jon Hagar makes a strong case for why the IoT will be relevant even after the clamor dies down, and why its associated skills will serve you well no matter what.

Jon Hagar's picture Jon Hagar

Better Software Magazine Articles

Do Mobile and Embedded Software Really Need Comprehensive Testing?

The smaller the device, the less testing is needed. Right? Jon's insightful article dispels the notion that traditional software testing approaches work for mobile and embedded software.

Jon Hagar's picture Jon Hagar
A Look at IntelliJ IDEA3

Get the scoop on this refactoring tool from JetBrains.

Andrew Geweke's picture Andrew Geweke

Interviews

Anders Wallgren discusses the Internet of Things and continuous delivery The Internet of Things and the Honda Recall: An Interview with Anders Wallgren
Podcast

In this interview, Anders Wallgren talks about the Internet of Things and how it played a role in the recent Honda recall. Anders also covers how future technology can affect our quality of life, as well as touching on some best practices for continuous delivery.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
Ray Potter talks about wearable tech security Security, Smart Devices, and Industry Trends: An Interview with Ray Potter
Podcast

Ray Potter, CEO and founder of SafeLogic, sat down with Jonathan Vanian to talk about how 2014 is the year of encryption, what the future is for security on wearable tech, the issue of security not being at the forefront of software development, and his time at SafeLogic.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
Embedded software tester Jon Hagar Why You Need to Do More Than Just Test Requirements: An Interview with Jon Hagar
Video

Jon Hagar is a systems software engineer with over thirty years of experience. In this interview, Hagar discusses how reviews impact mobile app development and testing, security issues in the mobile and embedded world, and why you need to do more than just test the requirements.

Jonathan Vanian's picture Jonathan Vanian
Software tester and prolific author Jon Hagar The New Ways to Break Mobile and Embedded Software: An Interview with Jon Hagar

With more than thirty years of experience in software, Jon Hagar brings a wealth of knowledge to our community, and he shares a great amount of it in his new book, Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Devices. Jon sat down with us to discuss the true future of testing.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst

Conference Presentations

Agile DevOps DevOps in an Embedded and Regulated Environment
Slideshow

Working in embedded environments greatly restricts the tools available for a DevOps pipeline. A regulated environment changes the processes a development team can use to deliver software. This combination results in a highly restricted environment that forces the team back to first...

Arjun Comar
STARCanada Logo IoT and Embedded Testing: A Roku Case Study
Slideshow

With big hitters like Time Warner and HBO selectively testing Roku releases, testing these little boxes of joy is becoming more of a necessity in the IoT tester’s playbook. Join Rick Faulise as he shares the secrets of testing on a Roku device including how to get into the Roku interface...

Rick Faulise
Agile Testing for Embedded and IoT Software Development
Slideshow

Much of the success of agile adoptions is due to the automated testing approach used in agile projects. Because many of these techniques were pioneered in the development of web applications, it can be difficult to see how these techniques can be leveraged for a project where software is...

Thomas Stiehm
Software Attacks for Embedded, Mobile, and Internet of Things
Slideshow

In the world of embedded systems, mission-critical mobile apps, and the Internet of Things (IoT), developers and testers must do more than just look for feature bugs. To find potential failures and serious security errors, their arsenal should include attack-based exploratory testing. In...

Jon Hagar, Independent Consultant

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