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Practical Software Testing : A Process-Oriented Approach - Ilene Burnstein

Practical Software Testing

A Process-Oriented Approach

Hardcover Published: 24th June 2003
ISBN: 9780387951317
Number Of Pages: 710

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Software testing is rapidly evolving as a critical sub-discipline of software engineering. The industry needs professionals educated in the modern methods and tools of software testing and quality assurance. Based on the needs of software professionals, "Practical Software Testing" takes a unique approach to teaching readers how to effectively plan for testing, design test cases, test at multiple levels, organize a testing team, and optimize use of testing tools. It introduces testing concepts that are managerial-, technical-, and process-oriented, using the Testing Maturity Model (TMM) as a framework. Features: *includes a sample test plan, comprehensive exercises, and definitions for software testing and quality *introduces both technical and managerial aspects of testing in a clear and precise style, for integrated learning *balanced perspective and comprehensive view of all testing aspects *uses the TMM framework to introduce testing in a systematic, evolutionary way, and describes industrial TMM applications *covers testing topics with either procedurally based or object-oriented programming code With its accessible, practical, and well-focused framework, this new resource provides an integrated presentation of software-testing processes and practices. Professionals and practitioners in software testing, software quality assurance, or software validation and verification will benefit greatly from using this essential resource.

From the reviews:

"The subject matter presented in `Practical Software Testing' follows a well-designed instructional plan, from theory, to practice, to model. Ilene Burnstein's writing style keeps the reader's interest. ... She provides a nice balance of text and graphics ... . Excellent detail is given to the critical aspect of software quality and prevention of defects ... . This is the best book I have read on the subject of software testing to date. ... In summary, I would recommend `Practical Software Testing' ... ." (Harry Acosta, www.StickyMinds.com, 2005)

"This book gives a broad ... introduction to software testing and related fields of software quality. ... The text is well-organized and easy to read. All basics of testing that you will expect from a textbook on that topic are covered. ... There are exercises at the end of each chapter." (Martin Glinz, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1040 (9), 2004)

"This book has been written with the aim of providing an educational background for software testing professionals. ... I would say that the book fulfils its aim. It provides a good overview of the subject for aspiring testers; it contains useful resources such as a sample test-plan and a vast additional reference list at the end. It is certainly also useful as a reference book for more experienced professionals and managers ... . The book is easy to read, and I would definitely recommend it." (Silke Kuball, Software Testing Verification and Reliability, Vol. 14 (2), 2004)

Preface
Introduction to Testing as an Engineering Activity
Testing Fundamentals
Defects, Hypotheses, and Tests
Strategies and Methods for Test Case Design I
Strategies and Methods for Test Case Design II
Levels of Testing
Test Goals, Policies, Plans, and Documentation
The Test Organization
Controlling and Monitoring the Testing Process
Reviews as a Testing Activity
A Measurement Program to Support Product and Process Quality
Evaluating Software Quality: A Quantitative Approach
Defect Analysis and Prevention
The Testers' Workbench
Process Control and Optimization
The Testing Maturity Model and Test Process Assessment
App. I: Test-related References
App. II: Sample Test Plan
Testing Maturity Model
Index
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ISBN: 9780387951317
ISBN-10: 0387951318
Series: Springer Professional Computing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 710
Published: 24th June 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 1.47