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The Differences Between Hardware Design and Software Development

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    When there's a problem, you'll blame the software…not the hardware.

    When your computer starts giving you problems, odds are that you're going to complain about your OS (whether it be Windows, Mac OS or Linux) or the application before you complain about the actual hardware it is running on. This reflects the fact that hardware verification tools and methodologies are 10-15 years ahead of software development tools. The world has been and still is getting away with buggy software. However, this is changing rapidly and the sooner organizations realize that software quality does affect their customers – and their bottom lines – and begin taking their software testing seriously, the better off we'll all be.

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The Differences Between Hardware Design and Software Development

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    When there's a problem, you'll blame the software…not the hardware.

    When your computer starts giving you problems, odds are that you're going to complain about your OS (whether it be Windows, Mac OS or Linux) or the application before you complain about the actual hardware it is running on. This reflects the fact that hardware verification tools and methodologies are 10-15 years ahead of software development tools. The world has been and still is getting away with buggy software. However, this is changing rapidly and the sooner organizations realize that software quality does affect their customers – and their bottom lines – and begin taking their software testing seriously, the better off we'll all be.

If you talk to anyone with a smartphone or a laptop, you'll inevitably hear them gripe about the "slow software" or the "spinning wheel." But do they complain about the processor or other chips in the device? Not likely. Software is usually the scapegoat, due in part to how it is developed as compared to how the hardware is designed. Andreas Kuehlmann, senior vice president of R&D at Coverity, a leading provider of software quality and testing solutions, has outlined just a few of the key differences between hardware design and software development. Read on to learn more.