The Internet of Things … and You

Over the last few posts in our series exploring the Internet of Things (IoT), we’ve looked at some of the ways in which the rising wave of smart, internet-enabled objects will dramatically transform the worlds of software engineering, development, and testing as we know … [Read more...]

Performance Testing As If Your Life Depended on it

Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT), a world in which ordinary objects and machines—from personal earbuds to corporate water treatment facilities—are becoming increasingly programmable, “smart,” and absorbed within the ever-expanding definition of the internet. In our … [Read more...]

Get Smart: Careful Code Review and the Internet of Things

Are you prepared for the Internet of Things? A world in which virtually all devices, from your shoes to your refrigerator, will be connected to the net and transmitting data, 24/7? If you’re a developer, you’d best be ready, because the IoT train shows no signs of slowing … [Read more...]

Exploring the Internet of Things

No story left a bigger impression on me when I was a child than an apocalyptic nightmare from Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, first published in 1950, titled “There Will Come Soft Rains.”  The four-page story features no living characters—save for a lone, gaunt dog—but is … [Read more...]

Aliens: Colonial Marines and the Tragedy of Glitchy Games

I’ve rarely encountered a video game so universally reviled and technically dysfunctional as Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines. It’s been six months now, and the shock, dismay and horror of it all has finally begun to recede into the hazy, dimly lit halls of troubled … [Read more...]