The Impact of IoT on Testing: What’s in Store
No longer just a futuristic concept, the Internet of Things (IoT) has a strong presence in today’s world. If your business is not prepared for it, you’re already behind. With the proliferation of connected “things”—devices, appliances, cars, and even clothing—Jennifer Bonine says that the stage is set. IoT apps are here to stay. Testing, product management, and development teams must address developing and testing in this paradigm. Testers, accustomed to traditional platforms, are now asked to test on more complex devices and more advanced platforms. Testers must keep up with the demand for new skills, new strategies, and an entirely new set of knowledge for testing IoT apps. IT organizations must master the new skills, tools, and architectures required by the IoT. Jennifer reviews where we are today and explores the challenges that IoT and its increased complexity pose to our testing profession. See what tools are available to aid IoT testing, what to consider and plan for when testing, how other organizations are preparing, and the new skills testers need.