IoT (Internet of Things) Testing
The IoT is a network of physical devices or things that are embedded with sensors, actuators or programmed software to build connectivity.
The “Internet of Things” installed base will grow to 26 billion units by 2020, says Gartner. Other researchers predict that the estimate may go above 100 bn.
These sensors are transforming how we work and live.
The smarter cities, railways, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, home, workplace, insurance are all evolving with the combination of sensors and applications.
The influence of IoT is very much evident across different verticals as product designers dream up ways to explore and exploit real-time machine-to-machine connectivity and intelligence.
IoT is tied by 3 main components –
These days, everything can be controlled from your smartphone – including security systems, your door-locks, refrigerators, and thermostats. Wearables and related technology is expanding – provides real-time data through fitness trackers, smart watches, GPS navigators, etc.
This article talks about the paradigm shift required in QA organizations to embrace the technology and mindset changes in IoT’s broad spectrum.
Types of Testing:
What should the QA look for in IoT world?
Let us look at these as opportunities rather than labelling them as Challenges. The role of the QA is critical as the IoT expands its horizon comprising of devices, sensors and applications. It’s essential for the QA to have a bigger picture and understand from the business /product and user levels on how these work and generate value.