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Software Testing Fundamentalsby Marnie L. Hutcheson
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A software testers survival guide from a leading expert in the field
Software testing expert Marnie Hutcheson explains both the theory and the practical application of her down-to-earth approach to risk-based testing, the Most Important Tests (MITs) method. The many proven tools, methods, and metrics examined can be used to ensure that you always have reliable, functional software and systems. Software Testing Fundamentals presents a best practice approach that can be applied to almost any project, from the largest systems to the smallest Web sites. Discover how the MITs method can be used to evaluate test needs, get the budget, show the value of testing, and perform a successful test effort.
Rich with examples from real-world development projects that range from traditional to eXtreme, this book shows you:
The companion Web site contains:
This text provides a concise description of an end-to-end testing system, including tools and metrics, that can be used alone or in combination with other best-known methods.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-378) and index.
About the Author
MARNIE L. HUTCHESON has been a test practitioner and systems integrator since she brought shopping online at Prodigy Services Company in 1987. Marnie is an internationally published author and speaker in the areas of software development, testing and quality assurance, and systems administration.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The State of Software Testing Today.
Chapter 2: Maintaining Quality Assurance in Today’s Software Testing Environment.
Chapter 3: Approaches to Managing Software Testing.
Chapter 4: The Most Important Tests (MITs) Method.
Chapter 5: Fundamental Metrics for Software Testing.
Chapter 6: The Test Inventory.
Chapter 7: How to Build a Test Inventory.
Chapter 8: Tools to Automate the Test Inventory.
Chapter 9: Risk Analysis.
Chapter 10: Applied Risk Analysis.
Chapter 11: Path Analysis.
Chapter 12: Applied Path Analysis.
Chapter 13: Data Analysis Techniques.
Chapter 14: What Our Analysis Tells Us and What’s in Store in the Near Future.
Appendix A: Answers to Exercises.
Appendix B: Software Testing Questionnaire, Survey, and Results.
Appendix C: Test Collateral Samples and Templates.
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