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smart city Georgia Tech IoT Study: Takeaways for Smart Cities

The internet of things has sky-high expectations, and smart cities, where devices connect across public and private sectors, is one of the drivers fueling the fervor. But there are also skeptics saying the IoT is slow to materialize, which poses questions about risks surrounding cyber security and privacy.

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Pamela Rentz
Cover of the Spring 2018 issue of Better Software magazine What's in the Spring 2018 Issue of Better Software Magazine

The Spring 2018 issue of Better Software magazine is now available, and it's got a great mix of foundational basics and cutting-edge techniques. This roundup describes the featured articles about DevOps, service virtualization, Scrum, test automation strategies, and testing for the internet of things.

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Ken Whitaker
Internet of things applications 3 Proven Strategies for High-Quality IoT Applications

IoT apps extend test activities to more devices, test cases, and compliance requirements. Handling this extension while maintaining high quality can be done with planning, innovation, and careful execution. Here are three recommendations for expanding your test strategies to ensure high-quality IoT applications.

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Amir Rozenberg
RoboBee Can the IoT Help Save the Bees?

More than one-third of all crops in the US require insect pollination, and managed honey bee colonies are our main resource. According to the US Department of Agriculture, beekeepers have been steadily losing colonies, but the IoT may be able to help with some interesting projects.

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Pamela Rentz
combination lock Where Does the Burden of Software Security Lie?

Security is continuing to skyrocket in importance as we tie more and more aspects of our personal life to the phones we carry. And with the Internet of Things burrowing deeper and deeper into our daily lives, we need to understand who has access to our info and how we can best protect ourselves.

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Josiah Renaudin
Connected devices Building for the Internet of Things Is Great—Just Keep Security in Mind

The Internet of Things gives us opportunities to transform everyday life into frictionless interactions between humans and machines. However, that also means the technological attack surface is everything. Makers learning how to build IoT devices must also learn how to build safe, secure, and compliant devices.

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Chris Poulin
Integration testing Why Integration Testing Is Crucial for Mobile Apps

When customers use a mobile app you built, they expect seamless integration. Performing integration testing is essential due to the need to sync these apps with all the other devices and interfaces. With so many products in the mobile and IoT ecosystems, it is important for testers to think like their users.

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Raj Subramanian
Connected devices in the Internet of Things DevOps Helps Enterprises Deliver Better, Faster Software for the IoT

As the world becomes more connected, it’s changing the way we do things, especially in relation to software delivery. For starters, software development for IoT applications presents obstacles concerning security, privacy, and unified standards. But we need look no further than DevOps to find the answers.

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Anders Wallgren