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IoT, embedded systems need a unique approach to testing

October 24, 2018 / ANASIA DMELLO

Jason Chandralal, general manager and practice head at Happiest Minds, says that IoT could be one of the biggest testing opportunities ever, but it needs to evolve and be automated to meet the unprecedented demands on it. Gartner reckons that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices, some research houses predict even more. Whatever the number, these vast, networked arrays of smart devices will be enabled by a new-age Internet through the wide adoption of IPv6 and network virtualisation,and smarter and cheaper electronics, which will create many newtest opportunities. IoT and embedded systems testing has much in common with application testing, but there are key differences. Traditional software testing focuses on black box and graphic user interfaces,and doesn’t necessarily consider the source code.