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Testing of Open Source Embedded Systems

While developing software for an embedded system, you want to be sure that you’re going in the right direction and that you don’t break things. Testing the software is the easiest way to get feedback about the code you’ve written. However, the developer has to find a good balance between time spent on testing and time spent on development. As consultants for embedded open source technologies, we at Mind encounter many different approaches to testing with our customers. This article structures these varied experiences and combines best practices, techniques and tools, with a focus on embedded open source software.

I presented this content at the Embedded Linux Conference – Europe, 2010 in Cambridge. Slides are available in PDF and in ODP format.  They are CC-BY, so you can reuse them if you like.

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Embedded software quality: testing, debugging and optimization

Writing the code is only half the story. To make something that actually works for the user, it will have to be tested, debugged and probably optimized. That is the focus of this part of our series of articles about embedded software development using FOSS. Continue reading