Gain an in-depth understanding of software testing management and process issues that are critical for delivering high-quality software on time and within budget. Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers those involved in building and maintaining complex, mission-critical software systems a flexible, risk-based process to improve their software testing capabilities. Whether your organization currently has a well-defined testing process or almost no process, Systematic Software Testing provides unique insights into better ways to test your software.This book describes how to use a preventive method of testing, which parallels the software development lifecycle, and explains how to create and subsequently use test plans, test design, and test metrics. Detailed instructions are presented to help you decide what to test, how to prioritize tests, and when testing is complete. Learn how to conduct risk analysis and measure test effectiveness to maximize the efficiency of your testing efforts. Because organizational structure, the right people, and management are keys to better software testing, Systematic Software Testing explains these issues with the insight of the authorsOCO more than 25 years of experience."
Inexperienced software developers - such as fresh graduates - shape the future of software engineering as a practice. Supporting these novice developers in becoming high quality engineers is a key objective of our engineering community. Yet, inexperienced developers have considerable trouble in applying the fundamentals of systematic software testing in industrial settings. Gaps in testing skills arise from inherent attributes of systematic testing itself and environmental attributes, such as the educational setting in universities. Frustrated, practitioners have long since devised cost intensive workarounds. In this thesis, this problem situation is qualitatively analyzed in great detail, leveraging insights from three Grounded Theory studies. Employing Everett M. Rogers' 'Theory of the Diffusion of Innovation', strategic improvements to the onboarding situation are presented. Lastly, tool support for the strategies developed in this thesis is presented and evaluated.
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.
A hands-on guide to testing techniques that deliver reliable software and systems Testing even a simple system can quickly turn into a potentially infinite task. Faced with tight costs and schedules, testers need to have a toolkit of practical techniques combined with hands-on experience and the right strategies in order to complete a successful project. World-renowned testing expert Rex Black provides you with the proven methods and concepts that test professionals must know. He presents you with the fundamental techniques for testing and clearly shows you how to select and apply successful strategies to test a system with budget and time constraints. Black begins by discussing the goals and tactics of effective and efficient testing. Next, he lays the foundation of his technique for risk-based testing, explaining how to analyze, prioritize, and document risks to the quality of the system using both informal and formal techniques. He then clearly describes how to design, develop, and, ultimately, document various kinds of tests. Because this is a hands-on activity, Black includes realistic, life-sized exercises that illustrate all of the major test techniques with detailed solutions.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Code coverage, Parasoft, FitNesse, TPT, Valgrind, Codenomicon, Instruction set simulator, JSystem, TestComplete, IBM OLIVER, QuickCheck, MALPAS Software Static Analysis Toolset, Doctest, Phantom automation language, SIMMON, Frama-C, Enterprise test software, SemmleCode, Atlassian IDE Connector, Itko, Parasoft Concerto, DejaGnu, Automation Anywhere, Soatest, QF-Test, Mu Dynamics, Jtest, TestArchitect, Replay Solutions, WebUI Test Studio, LDRA Testbed, HTTP Test Tool, Reductio, Framework for Integrated Test, SIMON, Sahi, Duma, DevPartner, Clover, DOM Inspector, Electric Fence, WebScarab, Averna test engineering, Testwell CTC++, Litmus, RIATest, RSpec, VB Watch, Debug new, Fault Simulator, RAISE, ECATT, Introspector, CAST tool. Excerpt: Code coverage is a measure used in software testing. It describes the degree to which the source code of a program has been tested. It is a form of testing that inspects the code directly and is therefore a form of white box testing. Code coverage was among the first methods invented for systematic software testing. The first published reference was by Miller and Maloney in Communications of the ACM in 1963. Code coverage is one consideration in the safety certification of avionics equipment. The standard by which avionics gear is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is documented in DO-178B. To measure how well the program is exercised by a test suite, one or more coverage criteria are used. There are a number of coverage criteria, the main ones being: For example, consider the following C++ function: Assume this function is a part of some bigger program and this program was run with some test suite. In languages, like Pascal, where standard boolean operations are not short circuited, condition coverage does not necessarily imply decision coverage. For example, consid...
Based on the needs of the educational community, and the software professional, this book takes a unique approach to teaching software testing. It introduces testing concepts that are managerial, technical, and process oriented, using the Testing Maturity Model (TMM) as a guiding framework. The TMM levels and goals support a structured presentation of fundamental and advanced test-related concepts to the reader. In this context, the interrelationships between theoretical, technical, and managerial concepts become more apparent. In addition, relationships between the testing process, maturity goals, and such key players as managers, testers and client groups are introduced. Topics and features: - Process/engineering-oriented text - Promotes the growth and value of software testing as a profession - Introduces both technical and managerial aspects of testing in a clear and precise style - Uses the TMM framework to introduce testing concepts in a systemmatic, evolutionary way to faciliate understanding - Describes the role of testing tools and measurements, and how to integrate them into the testing process Graduate students and industry professionals will benefit from the book, which is designed for a graduate course in software testing, software quality assurance, or software validation and verification Moreover, the number of universities with graduate courses that cover this material will grow, given the evoluation in software development as an engineering discipline and the creation of degree programs in software engineering.
"This book presents sound engineering approaches for test generation, selection, minimization, assessment, and enhancement. Using numerous examples, it offers a lucid description of a wide range of simple to complex techniques for a variety of testing-related tasks"--Resource description page.
The competence and quality of software testers are often judged by the various testing techniques they have mastered. As the name suggests, Software Testing provides a self-study format and is designed for certification course review, and for freshers as well as professionals who are searching for opportunities in the software testing field. Along with software testing basics, the book covers software testing techniques and interview questions (e.g., Six Sigma and CMMI) which are important from the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) perspective. It also has in-depth coverage of software expense estimation topics like function points (FPA) and TPA analysis. A CD-ROM supplements the content with the TestComplete software-testing tool setup, software estimation templates (PDFs), an interview rating sheet, a sample resume, third-party contributions, and more."
The bestselling software testing title is the only official textbook of the ISTQB - ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. This revised 2nd edition covers the 2010 update to the exam syllabus. It is ideal for those with a little experience of software testing who wish to cement their knowledge with industry-recognised techniques and theory. "Succinctly and clearly written with no non-sense. An unreserved 5 for value for money" IT Training Magazine (referring to 1st edition)
We are extremely happy to come out with the book of “Advanced Software Testing”. This book explores the concepts and techniques of ‘Software Testing’, starting from the very basics to advanced level concepts. This book covers the courses of B.Tech, MCA, BCA of various universities. Entire content of this book is written in a lucid way after continuous working for hours meticulously. This book has been written strictly according to the new syllabus of various Technical Universities across the India. It covers all the basic concepts of Software Testing, including Test Cases, Prioritization, Prioritization Techniques, Object Oriented Testing, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, and Thread Integration Testing, Class Testing, GUI Testing and the some advanced topic like Static Analysis Tools, Code Based Testing Tools, and Dynamic Tools This book is an outcome of our teaching experience and interaction with students. It will be extremely useful to students who have little knowledge of this subject. The idea to bring out this book comes from the experiences of students who wished for such a book that provides them all the contents in one book. In every chapter we have tried to organize more information in a compact way with examples. We hope that the book will encourage people with different backgrounds who will contribute toward the further promotion of this exciting and dynamic field. We hope that the book will certainly impart adequate and systematic knowledge to the readers. Any suggestions to the improvement of this book will be highly appreciated. In spite of all efforts and carefulness, still some errors may exist. Suggestions and comments for further improvements of the book will be gratefully acknowledged. Sanjay Kumar Rai
From the basics to the most advanced quality of service (QoS) concepts, this all encompassing, first-of-its-kind book offers an in-depth understanding of the latest technical issues raised by the emergence of new types, classes and qualities of Internet services. The book provides end-to-end QoS guidance for real time multimedia communications over the Internet. It offers you a multiplicity of hands-on examples and simulation script support, and shows you where and when it is preferable to use these techniques for QoS support in networks and Internet traffic with widely varying characteristics and demand profiles. This practical resource discusses key standards and protocols, including real-time transport, resource reservation, and integrated and differentiated service models, policy based management, and mobile/wireless QoS. The book features numerous examples, simulation results and graphs that illustrate important concepts, and pseudo codes are used to explain algorithms. Case studies, based on freely available Linux/FreeBSD systems, are presented to show you how to build networks supporting Quality of Service. Online support material including presentation foils, lab exercises and additional exercises are available to text adopters.
This volume includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 2011 2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Technology (EET 2011) held in Chengdu, China, October 1-2, 2011. The mission of EET 2011 Volume 1 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of education and educational technology to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 130 related topic papers were selected into this volume. All the papers were reviewed by 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof. Yuanzhi Wang, from Intelligent Information Technology Application Research Association, Hong Kong. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest. We hope every participant can have a good opportunity to exchange their research ideas and results and to discuss the state of the art in the areas of the education and educational technology.
Structured Software Testing- The Discipline of Discovering Software Errors is a book that will be liked both by readers from academia and industry. This book is unique and is packed with software testing concepts, techniques, and methodologies, followed with a step-by-step approach to illustrate real-world applications of the same. Well chosen topics, apt presentation, illustrative approach, use of valuable schematic diagrams and tables, narration of best practices of industry are the highlights of this book and make it a must read book. Key Features of the Book: Well chosen and sequenced chapters which make it a unique resource for test practitioners, also, as a text at both graduate and post-graduate levels. Apt presentation of Testing Techniques covering Requirement Based: Basic & Advanced, Code Based: Dynamic & Static, Data Testing, User Interface, Usability, Internationalization & Localization Testing, and various aspects of bugs which are narrated with carefully chosen examples. Illustrative approach to demonstrate software testing concepts, methodologies, test case designing and steps to be followed, usefulness, and issues. Valuable schematic diagrams and tables to enhance ability to comprehend the topics explained Best practices of industry and checklists are nicely fitted across different sections of the book.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2010, held in Athens, Greece, in July 2010. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited lecture were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 410 submissions in two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers cover a wide range of topics and are organized in four general topical sections on healthinf, biodevices, biosignals, and bioinformatics.