Software Testing, Second Edition provides practical insight into the world of software testing and quality assurance. Learn how to find problems in any computer program, how to plan an effective test approach and how to tell when software is ready for release. Updated from the previous edition in 2000 to include a chapter that specifically deals with testing software for security bugs, the processes and techniques used throughout the book are timeless. This book is an excellent investment if you want to better understand what your Software Test team does or you want to write better software.
Special Features: · A LANDMARK BOOK THAT HAS ENDURED FOR 25 YEARS: With little effort on the author's part, The Art of Software Testing has continued to sell since 1978; the total sales hover just under 60,000 copies at a current price point of $140.00. Since 1988 (the earliest year that sales data is available), this book has sold 7,910 copies in special sales, and it has found its way into the college and international markets, selling 2,099 and 5,075 (through our subsidiaries) respectively· A PROLIFIC REVISION AUTHOR BEHIND A 300,000-COPY BEST-SELLER: Corey Sandler is a well-known computer title author whose book Fix Your Own PC has sold over 300,000 copies in six editions. He has held top editorial roles at a number of leading computer magazines, including Digital News, PC World and PCjr· ORIGINAL AUTHOR IS WELL-KNOWN IN THE COMPUTER WORLD: Glen Myers has a great name in the field of computing, and he is well-known for his past roles at IBM, RadiSys Corporation (which he founded and steered as CEO), and his current position as Director of Spectrum Signals· A CLASSIC PROFESSIONAL GUIDE: The Art of Software Testing is a classic guide that has won wide praise for its straightforward approach to this topic About The Book: The Art of Software Testing, Second Edition provides a practical discussion of the purpose and nature of software testing. It elucidate the latest methodologies for the design of effective test cases, and provide accessible information on psychological and economic principles, managerial aspects of testing, test tools, high-order testing, code inspections, and debugging.
Extensively class-tested, this textbook takes an innovative approach to software testing: it defines testing as the process of applying a few well-defined, general-purpose test criteria to a structure or model of the software. It incorporates the latest innovations in testing, including techniques to test modern types of software such as OO, web applications, and embedded software. The book contains numerous examples throughout. An instructor's solution manual, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, additional examples and updates, testing tools for students, and example software programs in Java are available on an extensive website.
This overview of software testing provides key concepts, case studies, and numerous techniques to ensure software is reliable and secure. Using a self-teaching format, the book covers important topics such as black, white, and gray box testing, video game testing, test point analysis, automation, and levels of testing. Includes end-of-chapter multiple-choice questions / answers to increase mastering of the topics. Features: • Includes case studies, case tools, and software lab experiments • Covers important topics such as black, white, and gray box testing, test management, automation, levels of testing, • Covers video game testing • Self-teaching method includes numerous exercises, projects, and case studies
Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager
Author: Rex Black
This book teaches test managers what they need to know to achieve advanced skills in test estimation, test planning, test monitoring, and test control. Readers will learn how to define the overall testing goals and strategies for the systems being tested. This hands-on, exercise-rich book provides experience with planning, scheduling, and tracking these tasks. You'll be able to describe and organize the necessary activities as well as learn to select, acquire, and assign adequate resources for testing tasks. You'll learn how to form, organize, and lead testing teams, and master the organizing of communication among the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all the other stakeholders. Additionally, you'll learn how to justify decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable. With over thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, author Rex Black is President of RBCS, is a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing, and is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. He has published a dozen books on testing that have sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide. He is past president of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and a director of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB). This book will help you prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager exam. Included are sample exam questions, at the appropriate level of difficulty, for most of the learning objectives covered by the ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus. The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. With about 300,000 certificate holders and a global presence in over 50 countries, you can be confident in the value and international stature that the Advanced Test Manager certificate can offer you. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the new ISTQB Advanced Test Manager 2012 Syllabus, and the latest ISTQB Glossary. This edition reflects Rex Black's unique insights into these changes, as he was one of the main participants in the ISTQB Advanced Level Working Group.
Ed Yourdan called it "a bible for project managers". You'll gain a new perspective on software testing as a life cycle activity, not merely as something that happens at the end of coding. An invaluable aid for the development of testing standards and the evaluation of testing effectiveness.
Software Engineering/Software Testing All the proven testing strategies, tools, and techniques you need to guarantee that your applications do exactly what they're supposed to do! When it comes to software performance, your customers hate surprises. And the best way to ensure that your systems don't give them any is by implementing a rigorous, fully integrated testing regime that encompasses every phase of the software development life cycle—from design to installation, and beyond. Now, in Effective Methods for Software Testing, internationally recognized software testing expert William Perry provides you with everything you need to do just that, including: Tests for all types of software systems, including Client/Server and LANs Clear, step-by-step guidelines on how to establish a test approach and overall testing plan Proven methodologies for conducting tests quickly and efficiently 15 testing techniques covering all phases of the development life cycle 42 testing tools and 30 metrics Detailed instructions on how to seamlessly integrate the tools and techniques into the development life cycle Techniques for evaluating test effectiveness Dozens of worksheets and checklists for use during every step of the testing process Short on theory and long on nuts-and-bolts information and guidance, Effective Methods for Software Testing arms you with what you need to guarantee that your customers get what they deserve—the most usable, bug-free software possible.
Software Testing Techniques, 2nd Edition is the first book-length work that explicitly addresses the idea that design for testability is as important as testing itself not just by saying that testability is a desirable goal, but by showing the reader how it to do it. Every chapter has testability guidelines that illustrate how the technique discussed in the chapter can be used to make software more easily tested and therefore more reliable and maintainable. Application of all techniques to unit, integration, maintenance, and system testing are discussed throughout this book.As a self-study text, as a classroom text, as a working reference, it is a book that no programmer, independent software tester, software engineer, testing theorist, system designer, or software project manager can be without.
A Study Guide for the ISTQB Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst Advanced Level Certificates 2012
Author: Graham Bath,Judy McKay
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Many books cover functional testing techniques, but relatively few also cover technical testing. The Software Test Engineer's Handbook-2nd Edition fills that gap. Authors Graham Bath and Judy McKay are core members of the ISTQB Working Party that created the new Advanced Level Syllabus-Test Analyst and Advanced Level Syllabus-Technical Test Analyst. These syllabi were released in 2012. This book presents functional and technical aspects of testing as a coherent whole, which benefits test analyst/engineers and test managers. It provides a solid preparation base for passing the exams for Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst, with enough real-world examples to keep you intellectually invested. This book includes information that will help you become a highly skilled Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst. You will be able to apply this information in the real world of tight schedules, restricted resources, and projects that do not proceed as planned.
Includes Complete Guidelines, Checklists, and Templates
Author: William E. Perry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Written by the founder and executive director of the Quality Assurance Institute, which sponsors the most widely accepted certification program for software testing Software testing is a weak spot for most developers, and many have no system in place to find and correct defects quickly and efficiently This comprehensive resource provides step-by-step guidelines, checklists, and templates for each testing activity, as well as a self-assessment that helps readers identify the sections of the book that respond to their individual needs Covers the latest regulatory developments affecting software testing, including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, and provides guidelines for agile testing and testing for security, internal controls, and data warehouses CD-ROM with all checklists and templates saves testers countless hours of developing their own test documentation Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Since the last publication of this international bestseller, software testing has seen a renaissance of renewed interest and technology. The biggest change comes in the growing prominence and acceptance of Agile Programming. Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach, Third Edition extends the combination of theory and practicality of the first two editions to include agile programming development and discusses the serious effect this emerging area is having on software testing. The third edition of the widely adopted text and reference book is comprised of six parts. It begins by providing the mathematical background in discrete mathematics and linear graph theory that is used in subsequent sections. The book continues to describe specification-based (functional) and code-based (structural) test development techniques, while extending this theoretical approach to less understood levels of integration and system testing. The author further develops this discussion to include object-oriented software. A completely new section relates all of the previously discussed concepts to the agile software development movement and highlights issues such as how agile and XP development environments are radically changing the role of software testers by making testing integral at every phase of the development process. Thoroughly revised and updated, Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach, Third Edition is sure to become a standard reference for those who need to stay up-to-date with evolving technologies in software testing. Carrying on the tradition of previous editions, it will continue to serve as a valuable reference for software testers, developers, and engineers.
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Within the last 18 months more than 40,000 people worldwide have taken the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Foundations Level exam, 10,000 alone in the last 4 months. So, where can all these people go to learn what they need to know in order to pass the exam? Now they can go to Software Testing Foundations 2nd Edition, from Rocky Nook's new Computing division. Professional testing of software has become an increasingly important task requiring a profound knowledge of testing techniques. The ISTQB has developed a universally accepted, international, qualification scheme aimed at software and system testing professionals, and has created the syllabi and tests for the "Certified Tester". With authors who are among the founders of the ISTQB, this improved, updated, newly edited 2nd Edition covers the "Foundations Level" (i.e., entry level), and teaches the most important methods of software testing. It is designed for self-study and provides the necessary knowledge to pass the Certified Tester - Foundations Level exam as defined by the ISTQB. It also covers more recent topics, such as test-first approach and risk-based testing.
The book offers you a practical understanding of essential software testing topics and their relationships and interdependencies. This unique resource provides a thorough overview of software testing and its purpose and value. It covers topics ranging from handling failures, faults, and mistakes, to the cost of fault corrections, OC scopingOCO the test effort and using standards to guide testing."
This book will teach you how to test computer software under real-world conditions. The authors have all been test managers and software development managers at well-known Silicon Valley software companies. Successful consumer software companies have learned how to produce high-quality products under tight time and budget constraints. The book explains the testing side of that success. Who this book is for: * Testers and Test Managers * Project Managers-Understand the timeline, depth of investigation, and quality of communication to hold testers accountable for. * Programmers-Gain insight into the sources of errors in your code, understand what tests your work will have to pass, and why testers do the things they do. * Students-Train for an entry-level position in software development. What you will learn: * How to find important bugs quickly * How to describe software errors clearly * How to create a testing plan with a minimum of paperwork * How to design and use a bug-tracking system * Where testing fits in the product development process * How to test products that will be translated into other languages * How to test for compatibility with devices, such as printers * What laws apply to software quality
This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that. Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing process, and demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. With this book, you'll learn to: Set realistic performance testing goals Implement an effective application performance testing strategy Interpret performance test results Cope with different application technologies and architectures Use automated performance testing tools Test traditional local applications, web-based applications, and web services (SOAs) Recognize and resolves issues that are often overlooked in performance tests Written by a consultant with 30 years of experience in the IT industry and over 12 years experience with performance testing, this easy-to-read book is illustrated with real-world examples and packed with practical advice. The Art of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers you a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the need arises. "Ian has maintained a vendor-agnostic methodology beautifully in this material. The metrics and graphs, along with background information provided in his case studies, eloquently convey to the reader, 'Methodology above all, tools at your discretion...' Ian's expertise shines through throughout the entire reading experience."-- Matt St. Onge, Enterprise Solution Architect, HCL Technologies America / Teradyne
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
"Software Testing: Principles and Practices is a comprehensive treatise on software testing. It provides a pragmatic view of testing, addressing emerging areas like extreme testing and ad hoc testing"--Resource description p.