Software Innovation at the Heart of Cornell University’s CSV17 Conference

Making Software for People

Software Should be Made for Humans

I attended Cornell Silicon Valley 2017#CSV17, in early March. I’m a graduate of Cornell, and have found all of the Cornell events I have attended beneficial. This year’s conference was no exception. It featured presentations on various types of software innovation, some designed to plumb our humanity,  others designed to replace it. The event never fails to rejuvenate me, inspiring new ideas and fresh thinking.

I listened closely to the keynote speech on reverse-engineering the brain for intelligent machines and thought the most important takeaway was that current algorithms are very fragile, not adaptive. Yes, we have gone beyond the first stage of artificial intelligence. But for truly adaptive and learning algorithms, we have a long road ahead. Applying this to our field of software engineering and, in particular, software quality and testing, I get a clearer picture of what’s ahead for software testing. We will see test cases that adapt and change, applying testing algorithms rather than specific test cases. Just as there will be software innovations in development, they will occur in quality assurance as well.

Yes, we have gone beyond the first stage of artificial intelligence. But for truly adaptive and learning algorithms, we have a long road ahead.

Top 7 Quality Challenges in the Mobile IOT Period

A new age is upon us: the Mobile IoT Period. Driven by the proliferation of mobile devices, and in particular the smartphone, we now face a complex and integrated infrastructure of technologies and concepts called the Internet of Things (IoT), all connected by mobile technology. The challenges we face to ensuring software quality for the myriad technologies that are being shaped by the Mobile IoT Period are daunting. Let’s take a look at the Top 7 Challenges in the Mobile IoT Period. Big Data Big data would not be possible without mobile network technologies to get the data from one [...]

Healthcare software partnership produces high quality products

Five years ago, Mobile MedSoft turned to XBOSoft to manage its healthcare software quality control. Since the partnership formed, the two companies have developed a deep and highly effective relationship that, says Mobile MedSoft President and CEO Duke Yetter, has resulted in better end products for the company’s long-term care pharmacy customers.

An attendee of #devweek17 talks #QA with the XBOSoft team.

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