Not a Waterfall but a Whirlpool: Embedded Software Testing and Compliance Tracking in the Agile Era

Compliance with industry standards is not something you can skip or build in later—it is an integral part of the entire embedded software development process. It has always been crucial, considering that many industries—avionics, automotive, and healthcare, just to name a few—require highly sophisticated, safety- or life-critical embedded systems. In recent years, however, the role compliance tracking and embedded software testing play in the development cycle has greatly evolved, overturning the whole game’s rules. And when the rules of the game change, you have to change with them to win. Continue reading

Why it Pays to be a Leader in Embedded Software Testing

Traditionally, or say 10 years ago, most organizations were functionally separated, and there was rarely cross-departmental integration between software engineers, test teams, and IT operations specialists. Departments usually had contradicting goals: developers sought new features, operations strived to ensure organizational stability, and testers wanted to minimize risks. However, the changing technology environment necessitates a change in the approach to the whole software development process. Continue reading

Developers Dissatisfied with Embedded Software Testing Approach

Embedded software testing has been a crucial component of software development since the first embedded systems and devices appeared. In the past, embedded applications operated in isolation, with no need to communicate with each other. However, today’s embedded devices and systems—from smartphones and fitness trackers to smart cars and sophisticated medical equipment—constantly communicate with each other, share information, and store loads of data. Due to the broad spread of IoT and other cutting-edge technologies, embedded software development and testing has shifted from a straightforward, predictable process to a complicated and challenging task. Continue reading

Auriga’s Top 5 Technological Achievements in 2015

1508487The end of the year for each company is a time for reviewing progress. 2015, the year that is behind us, is not an exception. Last month, Auriga’s General Manager, Vyacheslav Vanyulin, summed up the most important business achievements for the company – new clients, exciting sophisticated projects, recognition from the professional community, the opening of a new development center, and the start of strategic projects and collaboration programs with leading Russian universities.

We’ve decided that that review lacked information about the most important thing – our passion for programming, creating complex products and solutions, and the implementation of new practices and methodologies. We asked our experts to tell us what technologies and trends were the driving forces of the IT market in 2015 and how well Auriga fared in relation to them.  Continue reading

Auriga’s Testers Receive ISTQB Certification

ISTQBA few of Auriga’s testing professionals passed the ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) exam and received an ISTQB® certificate. Currently, six more engineers are preparing for the ISTQB® Certified Tester exam.

The ISTQB®, founded in 2002, is an international organization promoting the value of software testing processes and regulating the content of certification programs and exams. Today, the ISTQB® Certified Tester program, consisting of three levels (Foundation, Advanced, and Expert), is one of the most popular certification programs for testing professionals. Over 350,000 testing experts from all over the world have already received certificates. Continue reading