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The first comprehensive book on software test and analysis

You can't "test quality into" a software product, but neither can you build a quality software product without test and analysis. Software test and analysis is increasingly recognized, in research and in industrial practice, as a core challenge in software engineering and computer science. Software Testing and Analysis: Process, Principles, and Techniques is the first book to present a range of complementary software test and analysis techniques in an integrated, coherent fashion. It covers a full spectrum of topics from basic principles and underlying theory to organizational and process issues in real-world application. The emphasis throughout is on selecting a complementary set of practical techniques to achieve an acceptable level of quality at an acceptable cost.

Highlights of the book include

  • Interplay among technical and non-technical issues in crafting an approach to software quality, with chapters devoted to planning and monitoring the software quality process.
  • A selection of practical techniques ranging from inspection to automated program and design analyses to unit, integration, system, and regression testing, with technical material set in the context of real-world problems and constraints in software development.
  • A coherent view of the state of the art and practice, with technical and organizational approaches to push the state of practice toward the state of the art.

Throughout, the text covers techniques that are suitable for near-term application, with sufficient technical background to help you know how and when to apply them. Exercises reinforce the instruction and ensure that you master each topic before proceeding.

By incorporating software testing and analysis techniques into modern practice, Software Testing and Analysis: Process, Principles, and Techniques provides both students and professionals with realistic strategies for reliable and cost-effective software development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471455936
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/13/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 1,423,590
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Michal Young, PhD, is Associate Professor of ComputerScience at University of Oregon. He earned a doctorate ininformation and computer science from University of California,Irvine. He has formerly served on the faculty of Purdue University,the Tecnopadova Master of Software Engineering Program in Padua,Italy, and the Oregon Master of Software Engineering. He has servedas technical program chair of the 1998 ACM International Symposiumon Software Testing and Analysis, program co-chair of the 2002International Conference on Software Engineering, general chair ofthe ACM Sigsoft 2006 Symposium on Foundations of SoftwareEngineering, and as associate editor of IEEE Transactions onSoftware Engineering.

Mauro Pezzè, PhD, is Professor of Computer Scienceat the University of Milano–Bicocca. He received his PhDdegree in computer science from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Dr.Pezzè has served as technical program chair of the 2006 ACMInternational Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis.  Hehas been technical lead for several multi-year internationalresearch and development projects in close collaboration withleading European information and communication companies includingIBM, Phillips, Elsag, and Siemens, among others.  He also hasan active consulting practice.

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Table of Contents

I Fundamentals of Test and Analysis

1 Software Test and Analysis in a Nutshell

2 A Framework for Test and Analysis

3 Basic Principles

4 Test and Analysis ActivitiesWithin a Software Process

II Basic Techniques

5 Finite Models

6 Dependence and Data Flow Models

7 Symbolic Execution and Proof of Properties

8 Finite State Verification

III Problems and Methods

9 Test Case Selection and Adequacy

10 Functional Testing

11 Combinatorial Testing

12 Structural Testing

13 Data Flow Testing

14 Model-Based Testing

15 Testing Object-Oriented Software

16 Fault-Based Testing

17 Test Execution

18 Inspection

19 Program Analysis

IV Process

20 Planning and Monitoring the Process

21 Integration and Component-based Software Testing

22 System, Acceptance, and Regression Testing

23 Automating Analysis and Test

24 Documenting Analysis and Test



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