Testing IT: An Off-the-Shelf Software Testing Process

Testing IT: An Off-the-Shelf Software Testing Process

by John Watkins
     
 

This pragmatic guide provides a testing framework for software professionals looking to improve product quality and to reduce timescales, effort, and cost. It covers all aspects of testing for software developed or modified in-house, modified or extended legacy systems, and software developed by a third party. The reader can customize the framework to match the… See more details below

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This pragmatic guide provides a testing framework for software professionals looking to improve product quality and to reduce timescales, effort, and cost. It covers all aspects of testing for software developed or modified in-house, modified or extended legacy systems, and software developed by a third party. The reader can customize the framework to match the particular testing requirements of any particular organization. Packed with a series of real-world case studies, the book also provides a comprehensive set of standard testing document templates, proformas, and checklists for the reader to use in projects.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'With the publication of the second edition of Testing IT, John Watkins and Simon Mills built on the success of the first edition, revising and bringing it up to date to ensure it continues to be relevant for the next ten years and beyond … [This] book goes a long way to helping practitioners involved in test process, test management and testing …' Geoff Thompson, from the Foreword of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability

Praise for the first edition: 'When asked for my opinion about software testing I referred naturally to Testing IT. Imagine a light being switched on! Almost overnight everyone in the organisation was walking around with versions of the V-lifecycle … has made a difference to two organisations that were lost in a testing strategy wilderness.' Martin Allen, Software Team Leader

Praise for the first edition: 'An off-the-shelf set of procedures, complete with forms and checklists, for much less than the price of a day's work, must be a bargain … The forms are a joy to anyone in quality assurance …' Brian Peaker, Computer Bulletin

Praise for the first edition: 'The third part consists of an extensive set of test checklists, templates and proformas, ready to use or to tailor to your specific requirements. To have these all in one place and already standardised is alone worth the price of the book … covers all aspects of testing for both in-house and third-party developed software. I heartily recommend that any test professional looking for an easier life gets a copy of this book. I believe that even the most hardened of us would gain from reading it.' Professional tester

Praise for the first edition: 'This is the most useful book on testing since Myers' The Art of Software Testing in the late 1970s. Besides having all of the material of Myers, Watkins has enlarged the scope of testing to include object-oriented code.' James Edward Tomayko, Computing Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521795463
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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