The Web Testing Companion: The Insider's Guide to Efficient and Effective Tests / Edition 1

The Web Testing Companion: The Insider's Guide to Efficient and Effective Tests / Edition 1

by Lydia Ash
     
 

Practical, hands-on techniques for testing the design, globalization, performance, and security of Web applications

Whether you're a novice or experienced Web tester, this hands-on guide provides you with the practical steps you’ll need to follow to rigorously test across multiple platforms and browsers. Written by one of Microsoft's leading software

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Overview

Practical, hands-on techniques for testing the design, globalization, performance, and security of Web applications

Whether you're a novice or experienced Web tester, this hands-on guide provides you with the practical steps you’ll need to follow to rigorously test across multiple platforms and browsers. Written by one of Microsoft's leading software testers, The Web Testing Companion offers a collection of testing techniques, experiences, anecdotes, and information that can be immediately applied to any Web-testing effort.

Lydia Ash starts at the ground level, helping you to become an effective tester. She then clearly shows you how to analyze different scenarios and determine which testing techniques you should use. These techniques will help identify crucial program bugs that lower the quality of a Web application so that you can realize its full potential.

The Web Testing Companion concentrates on proven solutions and helps you understand why, when, and how to perform Web testing. You'll learn how to:

  • Analyze and properly test Web applications
  • Perform tests from the perspective of the client accessing the Web application
  • Plan and automate testing efforts effectively
  • Check for HTML errors, determine overall accessibility, and critique the design
  • Develop a professional skill set and improve your productivity
  • Optimize an application in order to improve overall performance
  • Test for security problems or privacy issues

The companion Web site contains dozens of templates and test patterns that you can use to conduct tests in multiple languages and against various browser and operating system combinations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471430216
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/05/2003
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

About the Author.

Introduction.

PART I. BECOMING A TESTER.

Chapter 1. Getting Started with Testing.

Chapter 2. The Theory of Software Testing.

Chapter 3. The Prcatice of Software Testing.

Chapter 4. Starting in on Web Testing.

PART II. CLIENT-SIDE TESTING.

Chapter 5. Testing HTML — The Static Web.

Chapter 6. The Dynamic Web.

Chapter 7. Character Sets, Code Pages, and Glyphs.

PART III. SERVER-SIDE TESTING.

Chapter 8. Performance Testing.

Chapter 9. Security Testing.

PART IV. BEING A TESTER.

Chapter 10. Automation.

Chapter 11. Test Planning and Design.

Chapter 12. On Being a Professional.

PART V. TESTING REFERENCE APPENDICES.

Appendix A. Code Pages.

Appendox B. Unicode Ranges.

Appendox C. Language Guides.

Appendix D. System Guides to Configuring Your Mah\chines.

Appendix E. HTTP Response codes.

Appendix F. Languages and Mappings.

Appendix G. Problem Characters and Sample Test Input.

Appendox H. Testing Checklist Questions.

Appendix I. Forms and Templates.

Appendix J. Tools.

Appendix K. Relevant RFCs, ISO Standards, and IEEE Standards.

Appendix L. Numeric References.

Appendix M. Web Site References.

Appendix N. Bibliography and Recommended Reading.

Appendix O. Glossary.

Appendix P. What's on the Web Site.

Index.

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