Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach [NOOK Book]

Overview

Decades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned.

The world's leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to ...
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Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach

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Overview

Decades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned.

The world's leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, Lessons Learned in Software Testing speeds you through the critical testing phase of the software development project without the extensive trial and error it normally takes to do so. The ultimate resource for software testers and developers at every level of expertise, this guidebook features:
* Over 200 lessons gleaned from over 30 years of combined testing experience
* Tips, tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid by simply reading the book rather than finding out the hard way
* Lessons for all key topic areas, including test design, test management, testing strategies, and bug reporting
* Explanations and examples of each testing trouble spot help illustrate each lesson's assertion
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118080559
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 333,729
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

CEM KANER, JD, PhD, is a professor of computer sciences at Florida Institute of Technology. He also consults on technical and management issues, and practices law within the software development community. He is the lead author of two books, Testing Computer Software and Bad Software (both from Wiley).
JAMES BACH is founder and principal consultant of Satisfice, Inc., a software testing and quality assurance company. His experience with competitive software development in leading Silicon Valley companies, such as Apple and Borland, led him to specialize in such aspects of the craft as "good enough" quality, risk-based testing, exploratory testing, and other techniques that require skill and judgment. He has also served as Chief Scientist at Software Testing Labs.
BRET PETTICHORD works as an independent consultant and edits the popular Software Testing Hotlist at testinghotlist.com. A frequent speaker and writer, he is also the founder of the Austin Workshop on Test Automation.
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Table of Contents

Lessons.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Role of the Tester.

Thinking Like a Tester.

Testing Techniques.

Bug Advocacy.

Automating Testing.

Documenting Testing.

Interacting with Programmers.

Managing the Testing Project.

Managing the Testing Group.

Your Career in Software Testing.

Planning the Testing Strategy.

Appendix: The Context-Driven Approach to Software Testing.

Bibliography.

Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2006

    A must read for all testers and test managers

    This is a very well written book that is a must read for all testers and test managers. It is concise and easy to digest in small morsels. I read this book as an introduction to software testing when I joined a test group after years of being a software developer. It's also a good read for software developers who can gain a lot of good insights from this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    Brilliant!

    While doing research for my master's thesis on managing the software development process, I read scores of books on software testing. This book was the best one I read hands down. It is well structured, easy to navigate, and full of excellent straight-to-the-point information. Kudos to the authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2002

    A must read for testers, developers, and managers

    This is the book that I have been waiting for on software testing. It provides the tester with additional insights into testing practices, career building, and a new approach to software testing that appears to be based in reality. If you want to improve your understanding of software testing, testers, and how testing can fit into the development project, Read this book. A treat and a rare find, and yes, it is like an old bottle of Port to be shared and savored.

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