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Lessons learned in software testing : a context-driven approach
Author:
Kaner, Cem.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxvii, 286 pages : 24 cm
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"Wiley Computer Publishing."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471081128
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Book

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Summary

Decades of software testing experience condensed into the mostimportant lessons learned.

The world's leading software testing experts lend you their wisdomand years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakesin testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related tosoftware testing, followed by an explanation or example that showsyou the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than justtips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, Lessons Learned in SoftwareTesting speeds you through the critical testing phase of thesoftware development project without the extensive trial and errorit normally takes to do so. The ultimate resource for softwaretesters and developers at every level of expertise, this guidebookfeatures:
* Over 200 lessons gleaned from over 30 years of combined testingexperience
* Tips, tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid by simply reading thebook rather than finding out the hard way
* Lessons for all key topic areas, including test design, testmanagement, testing strategies, and bug reporting
* Explanations and examples of each testing trouble spot helpillustrate each lesson's assertion


Author Notes

CEM KANER, JD, PhD, is a professor of computer sciences at FloridaInstitute of Technology. He also consults on technical andmanagement issues, and practices law within the softwaredevelopment community. He is the lead author of two books, TestingComputer Software and Bad Software (both from Wiley).
JAMES BACH is founder and principal consultant of Satisfice, Inc.,a software testing and quality assurance company. His experiencewith competitive software development in leading Silicon Valleycompanies, such as Apple and Borland, led him to specialize in suchaspects of the craft as "good enough" quality, risk-based testing,exploratory testing, and other techniques that require skill andjudgment. He has also served as Chief Scientist at Software TestingLabs.
BRET PETTICHORD works as an independent consultant and edits thepopular Software Testing Hotlist at www.testinghotlist.com. Afrequent speaker and writer, he is also the founder of the AustinWorkshop on Test Automation.


Table of Contents

Lessonsp. ix
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Chapter 1 The Role of the Testerp. 1
Chapter 2 Thinking Like a Testerp. 11
Chapter 3 Testing Techniquesp. 31
Chapter 4 Bug Advocacyp. 65
Chapter 5 Automating Testingp. 93
Chapter 6 Documenting Testingp. 129
Chapter 7 Interacting with Programmersp. 143
Chapter 8 Managing the Testing Projectp. 151
Chapter 9 Managing the Testing Groupp. 189
Chapter 10 Your Career in Software Testingp. 209
Chapter 11 Planning the Testing Strategyp. 231
Appendix The Context-Driven Approach to Software Testingp. 261
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 275