At a recent Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD) meeting, Jon Hagar gave a presentation about testing embedded software and demonstrated his take on this emerging skill with an exercise entitled, “Attack of the Killer Robots.”
There are certain aspects that must be taken into account with embedded software, such as timing and integration with the hardware, that need to be “attacked” as Hagar says. Hagar also explained that when you are dealing with testing embedded software, the environment, tools and testing methodologies may be quite different than what we work with when testing traditional software that runs on a computer.
Read more about testing embedded software and the challenge Hagar gave us in the story, Embedded software test: Attack of the killer robots.
Jon Hagar will be giving a half-day workshop, How to Break Handheld and Embedded Software, at SQuAD’s 2011 Conference taking place March 9-10 in Denver.