System Integration Testing of Portable Devices

JeanAnn Harrison, CardioNet, Inc.

System integration testing of portable devices delivered as part of a larger system is often not recognized by project managers, developers, and even some testers as a critical component of the testing effort. Because portable devices require several embedded applications working together to meet functional expectations, much of the testing effort must include system integration tests. Often, testers do not have experience with portable devices, and, in particular, how to test the complete, integrated system with the devices. Using Windows CE as the example operating system, JeanAnn Harrison describes how to plan the testing effort to maximize test coverage and reduce time spent on regression testing. Learn when to test applications separately and when to integrate applications to uncover hidden, potentially deadly bugs. Rather than just report symptoms of bugs, learn how to probe the inner workings of devices and recognize the real problems to save expensive diagnostic time.

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