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Developing and Testing IoT and Embedded Systems: Questions to Ask

Self-driving cars are the new big thing, and the operational and environment scenarios these vehicles will encounter are practically infinite. How we should develop and test these systems is a big question, and there are no easy answers. But Jon Hagar has some ideas about where to start.

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Jon Hagar
Removing the Performance Testing Bottleneck

When you start down the road to continuous testing, even if you increase speed, performance tests can still hold up production deployments. By using application monitoring, service virtualization, and open source performance testing tools, performance testing is accounted for in every cycle of development.

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Adam Auerbach
Creating Innovation: Four Tips from DARPA

Companies say they want to build a culture of innovation, but saying and actually doing are two different things. Those that are serious should take note of the recently released innovation blueprint developed by the ecosystem at the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Pamela Rentz
Is Cloud Computing Taking Over the Tech Industry?

Undoubtedly, cloud computing has been one of the largest paradigm changes the technology industry has seen during the last decade. Players both big and small are making investments to gain market share, and news items related to cloud computing are increasingly omnipresent.

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Rajini Padmanaban
Are We Sacrificing Quality for the Sake of Speed?

Are we reducing the quality of our code by pushing teams to produce at a speed that might be too fast? Will the final product require multiple updates in order to fix bugs missed along the way? Like just about every question posed about agile, it can depend on the specific team makeup.

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Josiah Renaudin
Office Dress Codes: Appropriate, Casual, and Otherwise

Opinions vary about what qualifies as appropriate office attire, though the preponderance of opinion is toward the informal and casual, at least for technical professionals. But it can be difficult to determine what's acceptable, depending on the office—and for the always ambiguous "casual Fridays."

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Naomi Karten
Staying Competitive in Software Testing

In today’s global economy, staying competitive may be more important than ever. Three ways to contend are by focusing on price, niche (addressing a particular group’s needs), or differentiation (doing things better in some way). Which tactic you choose could make all the difference for your software team.

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Matthew Heusser
How to Effectively Transition from Waterfall to Agile

App creation has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, and for many teams, the journey from waterfall to agile has been a challenging one. Sanjay Zalavadia describes three strategies that businesses can use to successfully transition from waterfall to agile processes.

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Sanjay Zalavadia