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#IoTFriday E27 | Testing in the Digital Age

#IoTFriday E24 | Virtual Engineering and Testing

March 23, 2018

This week we visited the ESEF and Technishow seminar. A great overview of robotic arms, metal working robots, material science, additive manufacturing and related technology was on display. We had a great time looking through all the showcases. I got the privilege of speaking on the topic of virtual engineering and testing. A lot of...

#IoTFriday E23 | Arduino for Industry

March 2, 2018

 Industrial IoT solutions on a large scale call for a dedicated piece of hardware and a specific level of quality. Arduino is often perceived as toys in product development. We show how the Arduino mechanism can be of great use in product development. Sidestep the hobby level of coding and gadget creation by using...

Test Design for Infotainment – Increasing Test Coverage

February 22, 2018

The growing complexity of a typical IVI system introduces a lot of variable factors to be considered while planning Test cases. These variable factors plays are very critical as the IVI system provides the Human Machine interaction and hence having a user point of view becomes the key in finding and resolving issues. Considering various...

February 21, 2018 by

One of the things I like the most about Agile is its focus on Value. Someone recently sent me a link to a Google blog on End-to-End testing that stated: “A failing test does not directly benefit the user”. Value is only created when the bug is fixed! All too often test strategies identify several...

January 16, 2018 by

I think Test Driven Development (TDD) is incredible since it guides the way I develop software. But I understand if other developers are suspicious. Implementing TDD requires investing a lot of time, which is scary without knowing if the benefits are real or just hype. Ten facts about details You are reading this line now...

January 11, 2018 by

Most IT-organizations nowadays are working in an Agile or DevOps way. Or busy transitioning towards Agile and DevOps. Often they struggle how to organize testing in their new organization. In this blog, I’ll give you an overview of how the well-known model of Agile Testing Quadrants can be used. In 2003 Brian Marick introduced the...

January 8, 2018 by

Based on my work on Beautiful Delivery with autonomous cross-functional teams (for more details, see Use Beautiful Delivery to Speed Up Your Digital Transformation), I have set out to define the different roles in a bit more detail. This time I will focus on what I call the Tester. The main responsibility of the Tester...

December 19, 2017 by

Artificial Intelligence (AI) : It is something that many people only know about from Hollywood films, creating the impression that it will not impact their lives in the near future. In reality, AI is already changing our daily lives in ways that improve human health, safety, and productivity. Unlike in the movies, there is no...

December 15, 2017 by

Think is the crucial part of an IoT solution. It gives information to acting towards end users. The added value of IoT solutions is found in the information created by the Think part. It is vital to think about what information is needed. This creates the source for what information needs to be gathered from...

December 8, 2017 by

The competence center High Tech testing in the Netherlands is coming together every 6 weeks. I organize a different topic for each evening with speakers, workshops, and tutorials. This week I stepped up to the stage myself to did a quick tech talk on the role of artificial intelligence in testing. The recording of the...

December 4, 2017 by

We all are familiar with the following recipe which is a linear process, aren’t we? Do this. Then that. And repeat until … etc. It has an expected output and is repeatable. While creating a recipe is non-linear and therefore more difficult as shown in my previous blog,“How to bake an agile cake”: But once...

November 17, 2017 by

The value is in the data You might have heard this sentence many times. Generating and converting data is growing. IoT solutions are the ideal sources for gathering data. Examples are steps per day, pictures, blood pressure or revolutions per minute. Things have sensors to collect them. Differentiating between three types of data is important....

November 10, 2017 by

It is #IoTFriday and the digital twin is our topic. A digital twin is a digital representation of a solution (physical device/service). It is made up of information from the existing physical product, sensor data, real-time data, predictions and/or manufacturing data. The digital twin can be used throughout the entire product life cycle. We look at the...

October 27, 2017 by

  Tom and Steven discuss the position of Artificial Intelligence within the IoT domain. On the World Summit AI 2017 held in Amsterdam a wide variety of topics with respect to AI. Other terms like machine learning or other intelligent behaviour are shown. It was the first edition of the AI summit. A lot of...

September 18, 2017 by

Recently I started investigating how to test a chatbot. As an example, I put a couple of teams to work to try testing a simple chatbot on Facebook messenger. This chatbot assists people with finding travel options. In the beginning, I warned them this same travel company also has a chat-function with a real person. In...

August 22, 2017 by

Every time I read about quality and testing initiatives in companies, I am reminded of an old story I read about how traders in America would set sail from the harbor and then stop after just an hour of the voyage. The purpose was to take stock of the inventory in case they missed something....

June 16, 2017 by

Part of my job description is to interview potential candidates for Sogeti Finland. In those interviews, I have one particular question that I tend to always ask. In it, I draw a picture that has quite a few different components that are integrated to each other. One is a central CRM, one is an API...

May 26, 2017 by

Testers nowadays are generally acknowledged as valuable members of an Agile or DevOps team. I often wonder if this newly acquired status stems from positive experiences with testers or from the general recognition that testing is important. To be honest, I fear it stems from the latter. My personal experiences with testers is very diverse,...

April 13, 2017 by

Since the first of march this year I switched to another business line within Sogeti Netherlands. With a sense of melancholy, I decided it was time to leave the world of test and quality after 10 years, knowing that in my heart I will always look at the quality and see imperfections in the software...

March 30, 2017 by

Testing with self-learning and self-exploring testing tools By Rik Marselis and Sander Mol Introduction In what way will machine intelligence assist us as testers in the future? While we were discussing this matter for a while, we thought of the concept of self-learning and self-exploring testing tools. Below we sketch our ideas. And at the...

March 9, 2017 by

As a Star Wars fan, writing stuff about “Trek” is a bit awkward. Nonetheless, the replicator is a fascinating machine. The replicator made its first real appearance in The Next Generation series of Star Trek already in 1987. In older Star Trek series, there were hints towards a replicator but only as a bio-matter or...

January 25, 2017 by

As the DevOps trend goes on and transformations are in full-swing I stumbled upon the zero touch trend. New, well not really, although not to me at least. For those less familiar with it, in a really tiny nutshell to me this is zero touch testing; “A zero-touch lab is where any engineer, at any...

January 9, 2017 by

In a couple of blogs, I look to the future of IoT and testing. My last blog (From SoS to MoM) describes how the test cases do the thinking. In this blog, we build further on the System of Systems(SoS) concept to Model of Models(MoM) and consider the world where multi model predictions become a...

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