Embedded Software Development: Testing Your Software

New designs, innovations, technologies and ideas are shaped every day. Testing is a part and parcel of every design that is created. Especially when it comes to software testing, implementation might go wrong if the software isn’t tested properly. It is very important to test the software as it gives an assurance to the business owners that the embedded software development has been carried out flawlessly by keeping the current trends in mind. Thus, most of the business owners like to get their software tested after the software development is over.

It is very common for the viruses and bugs to attack the system after the software development is done. This might lead to multiple problems like the privacy of the data getting hindered and the system getting hanged. Therefore, it becomes important to scan and debug the system so that the viruses are removed.
Majorly, there are three kinds of testing:

1. System testing: This involves testing of the system as a whole.

2. Unit testing: In this type of testing; the programmer checks every part of source code compared to its description. This testing is very crucial for the system as each part of it is thoroughly verified and tested.

3. Integration testing: The integration testing takes care of the fact that the internal systems interchange data without any problem and confirms whether the system is capable enough to work in-sync with other systems.

4. Other types: There are other types of testing including manual testing and automation testing. Manual testing is done to check the performance of the system and its working. It can be done by anyone working with the system.

Automation testing is done to verify the programming code. When huge data applications have to be tested, automation programming is the best option. These testers types can help the system to work faster and the applications run smoothly.

We are surrounded by many electronic instruments in our day to day lives including mobile phones, washing machines, microwave ovens, computers etc. Most of these devices have embedded software installed in them. Now; no one would like to solve software related problems every day. It rarely happens that the software in these devices goes wrong. This is because most of them are proficiently tested.

It is very significant that the person who tests the software is skilled, experienced and has a complete knowhow of how the software works. One should also check whether the person who is checking the software has been a part of the embedded software development for that particular system. This is because, if he has not created the software, he might not be aware about the loopholes in it. Testing is definitely not an easy job. Thus it is very important for one to find someone who is expert at it.