IoT Software Testing Challenges: The IoT World Is Really Different

Jon Hagar

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to become the next growth area—and biggest challenge—for software development and testing. Although many traditional test techniques and strategies remain viable, IoT testing includes working with huge amounts of data, multiple communication channels, device protocols, resource limitations (battery or memory), sensors, controllers, cloud-hardware-device integration, and security concerns. Jon Hagar says that successful IoT testers must develop new knowledge and skills and apply them based on real data and proven test design methods. Testing analytics should include raw test data, data relationships across software integration boundaries, and social media inputs—as well as a keen understanding of sociological and psychological factors. Jon shares insights into math-based testing, model-based testing, attack-based and exploratory testing for IoT applications and systems. Take back a new holistic view for your IoT testing which considers the world environment, connected systems, local systems, and the IoT device itself. 

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