The Art of Software Testing / Edition 2

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"In addition to all the major software testing topics - such as higher-order testing, white- and black-box testing, debugging, code inspections, and walkthroughs - this fully updated Second Edition features up-to-date information on testing twenty-first-century software projects, including Internet-based e-commerce applications, as well as details on Extreme Testing, which supports the widely used Extreme Programming development methodology." "Just like the first edition, this revision fills the gaps in the professional literature and provides a practical, rather than theoretical, discussion of the purpose, nature, and principles of proper testing. While the book focuses on methodologies for the design of effective test cases, it also covers the psychological and economic issues that are essential to a full understanding of program testing." Many programming students enter the work-force without the proper understanding of software testing. This book covers all the essential topics for those students, but also provides all the detail and precision that working programmers might need during the testing phase. Appropriate for programmers and students at any level, The Art of Software Testing, Second Edition presents all the latest new ideas and techniques - many illustrated with helpful examples. This guide includes code-inspection checklists, a self-assessment test, and other resources programmers need for effective testing - and fewer bugs.
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Editorial Reviews

This theoretical discussion of the purpose and nature of software testing emphasizes methodologies for the design of effective test cases. It comprehensively covers psychological and economic principles, managerial aspects of testing, test tools, high-order testing, code inspections, and debugging. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471469124
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/21/2004
  • Series: Business Data Processing: A Wiley Series, #28
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

GLENFORD J. MYERS is a technology executive and a former senior staff member of IBM's Systems Research Institute, as well as the founder and former CEO of RadiSys Corporation.

TOM BADGETT has managed software development teams for large national corporations, has published more than sixty books in the computer hardware and software field, and served as technical editor for PCjr, Digital News, and other national computer magazines.

COREY SANDLER is one of the pioneers of computer journalism. He covered technology for Gannett Newspapers and the Associated Press and went on to become the first executive editor of PC Magazine. He also was the founding editor of Digital News, the newspaperfor DEC minicomputers. He has written more than 150 books on computers, business, and other topics.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A self-assessment test 1
Ch. 2 The psychology and economics of program testing 5
Ch. 3 Program inspections, walkthroughs, and reviews 21
Ch. 4 Test-case design 43
Ch. 5 Module (unit) testing 91
Ch. 6 High-order testing 123
Ch. 7 Debugging 157
Ch. 8 Extreme testing 177
Ch. 9 Testing Internet applications 193
App. A Sample extreme testing application 213
App. B Prime numbers less than 1,000 221
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