Funky or Fail: Chatbots – Der Beginn einer neuen Generation von Internetdiensten?

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Als Kind habe ich sehr gerne Star Trek angesehen. In dem Film „Start Trek IV: Zurück in die Gegenwart“ landen Captain Kirk und seine Mannschaft in der Vergangenheit. Scotty sieht einen Apple Computer und möchte dem Computer einen Sprachbefehl geben. … Weiterlesen

Wo bleibt eigentlich das Internet der Dinge?

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Das Internet der Dinge (IoT) wird seit einigen Jahren heiss diskutiert. Ob für Endnutzer oder in der Geschäftswelt – intelligente Dinge, die mit Sensoren ausgestattet und mit dem Internet verbunden werden, sollen den Alltag erleichtern. Kein Wunder also, dass in … Weiterlesen

IoT und Mobile Connectivity – Vortrag auf der Hannovermesse

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Anlässlich der Hannover Messe 2016 hielt ich am 27. April beim Bitkom Innovation Forum Industrie 4.0 einen Vortrag zu den Chancen des Internet of Things und Mobile Connectivity. Hier eine Zusammenfassung und mein Sildedeck. Das Internet of Things bietet enormes Potential – von … Weiterlesen

Software Testing (4/4) – Automated UI Tests

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Former posts of this series always explained the solutions of the testing approaches. Let me now try to inspire you to understand my motivation in writing this series, as automated UI tests were my main motivator to finally increase the … Weiterlesen

Software Testing (3/4) – Integration Tests

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A data model and the related database of course change from time to time. New features are introduced, old and deprecated data types are removed and new relations embedded. Data integrity ensures your application works as it’s supposed to. Consider two different scenarios:

  1. Another system introduces changes, which affects the API in whatever way. You are able to say for sure, no changes of your own system lead to this error and you can easily take action to solve this issue instead of tracking down the instance which could have been responsible for the error. In theory ;-)
  2. Some changes lead to side effects and affect other test scenarios. React on them and keep everybody’s daily-business up and running instead of facing a problem several days after a change, when the error finally occurs.

At last: be honest. How many times did you think: „This solution is engraved in stone, my children’s children will still benefit from this“ – and now let’s face reality ;-)
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Software Testing (2/4) – Unit Tests

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Unit tests are a a great way to ensure that a function behaves as intended and returns the expected result. The idea is to only test a specific function or method and thus ensure the reliability of a small brick in the wall, which shall not be tested all over again and again by the user. (mehr …)

Software Testing (1/4) – Introduction

Testing pyramid - illustrating the kinds of existing software test opportunities

First of all, I do not want to discuss what kind of software developing process one should choose or prefer. If it’s either TDD in combination with Scrum or Waterfall – I don’t mind. The intention of this series about … Weiterlesen

Next Conference 2015: How we will live

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… or how technical innovations and digital trends will change our live in the future. “The NEXT is the event for those who actively participate in shaping the digital transformation.”  Hamburg. 2 days. Schmidt’s Tivoli Theatre and 15 other cool venues. … Weiterlesen

MOBX 2015 – 10 key take aways

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Choosing the „right“ (mobile) conference is like finding a needle in a haystack. What was my specific motivation for joining MOBX 2015 in Berlin last week? Exchange (own) views with experts Extend your professional network Get to know new trends … Weiterlesen

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