Have you ever been asked if you can achieve zero bugs in a product? A younger me would have laughed and said it’s not possible, but not all projects are the same. We once worked on a military project where budgeting is on another level and where there was no expense spared starting from documentation and planning (both under heavy testing and monitoring). Or you might be dealing with the medical industry, where a bug doesn’t mean an angry customer but the difference between life and death.
It has been more than 30 years since the first medical tests were performed outside of conventional clinical laboratories. Today, point-of-care testing (POCT) is estimated to grow on average more than 10% per year, on track to reach 37 billion USD by 2021.
We have just finished our second hackathon on the topic of blockchain in transportation. This time, the hackathon was held in Dublin and we focused on the aviation part of the transportation business.
It is always crucial to test new functionality as soon as possible to make sure it does not have a negative impact on the existing features. Our experience has shown that continuous integration is a viable approach when developing complex embedded systems. It usually means that you must invest effort in developing an integrated Automated Build System (ABS) and an Automated Testing System (ATS), but it also results in less effort required for testing and bug fixing. This approach enabled us to create high quality and reliable solutions.
Increasing sustainability in the logistics sector is simpler than anywhere else – because here, going green does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with big changes in production or design. No, fighting climate change means increasing efficiency. And optimising processes usually leads to cost reduction. Luckily enough, there are manifold solutions to reduce Carbon emissions over the course of the supply chain. Let’s take a look at the most interesting trends.