The Craft of Software Testing: Subsystems Testing Including Object-Based and Object-Oriented Testing / Edition 1

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This reference presents, in detail, an effective, step-by-step, cost-effective approach to software testing that is based on common practice—with improvements inspired by academic testing research and practial experience. The approach is designed to be gradually adoptable, so that it does not disrupt current work, and it scales down gracefully under schedule pressure. Outlines a systematic process/strategy of software testing that incorporates test design, test implementation, and measurements of test quality. Explains solid testing techniques in detail and shows how to apply them to testing tasks. Answers such questions as: How do I design tests? What are common tester errors, and how do I avoid them? How do I implement tests? How do I know how good my tests are? How do I know when I've tested enough? Features unique coverge of testing bug fixes and other changes. For software developers testing their own code or designs; indepdendent testers testing someone else's code; and testers or developers testing bug fixes and other maintenance changes.

This reference presents, in detail, an effective, step-by-step, cost effective approach to software testing that is based on common practice--with improvements inspired by academic testing research and practical experience. The approach is designed to be gradually adoptable, so that it does not disrupt current work, and it scales down gracefully under schedule pressure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131774117
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 11/4/1997
  • Series: Prentice Hall Series in Innovative Technology
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 553
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Should You Read This Book?

2. An Overview of Subsystem Testing.


3. The Specification.

4. Introduction to the SREADHEX Example.

5. Building the Test Requirement Checklist.

6. Test Specifications.

7. Test Drivers and Suite Drivers.

8. Inspecting the Code with the Question Catalog.

9. Using Coverage to Test the Test Suite.

10. Cleaning Up.

11. Miscellaneous Tips.


12. Getting Going.

13. Getting Good.


14. Using More Typical Specifications (Including None at All).

15. Working with Large Subsystems.

16. Testing Bug Fixes and Other Maintenance Changes.

17. Testing Under Schedule Pressure.


18. Syntax Testing.

19. A Second Complete Example: MAX.

20. Testing Persistent State.


21. Simpler Test Requirement Multiplication.

22. Multiplying Operation Test Requirements.


A. Test Requirement Catalog (Student Version).

B. Test Requirement Catalog (Standard Version).

C. POSIX-Specific Test Requirement Catalog (Sample).

D. A Question Catalog for Code Inspections.

E. Requirements for Complex Booleans Catalog.

F. Checklists for Test Writing.



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    It looks like, the book has covered the major crucks of Testing concepts. It gives an urge for any reader to buy and read the book

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