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Testing Computer Software

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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 ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 480 pages
Published April 26th 1999 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 1987)
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Jun 13, 2012 Kimball rated it liked it
I didn't read this cover-to-cover. It's a rather good book, but aspects of it are now a little dated, and I found other resources more useful overall. Most especially, I found Cem Kaner's free online testing class much more informative and useful. Mostly, I felt like there was a large part of this book that didn't feel terribly applicable to my testing problems, even if it is useful to help examine different ways of looking at tests and test ideas. It's just that better work has been done since. ...more
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Oct 09, 2013 Nathaniel Turner rated it liked it
I'll start off with a little honesty: I didn't read the last three and a half chapters of this book. In part, this was because the library wanted the book back. More than that, it's because those chapters are really, really long.

The information in this book is extremely useful for anyone in the software testing business. There are basic principles which pervade eras and technology, and this book addresses those effectively and thoroughly.

Unfortunately, there is also the minor issue of technologi
Kate B
Apr 10, 2011 Kate B rated it really liked it
While the examples are out of date, testing methodology doesn't really change if you're testing dot matrix printers or iPhone apps. This is a standard QA reference book for a reason.
Feb 27, 2008 Galen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: SQA engineers on a COTS development team.
This is the seminal work for the practicing software quality assurance engineer. At least it was back when I was testing COTS software. It seemed a little less useful for testing web applications when I tried to get the test team to read it.
Ian Carl
Feb 21, 2013 Ian Carl rated it liked it
This book is great giving you a rundown on what to expect in the testing process and how to go about thinking of test cases. However, I was really hoping this book would actually have shown more code, both in the sense of the testing code, and the code that's being tested.
Jun 02, 2013 Adib rated it it was amazing
I will recommend this book for fresher. This book organized in such a way so that fresher or newbie testers can learn about testing theory , philosophy and can also get practical experience on Software Testing.
May 23, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing
Excellent book on the methods, advantages and hazards of software testing. I have seen objections that this book is dated, but it certainly covers the basics. If someone tries to sell you a silver bullet, for better or worse, you are likely to find a lot of relevance here.
Jul 18, 2016 Namida rated it it was amazing
Excellent summary of the software testing field. The examples are understandably dated, but remain clear and purposeful. If you are new to testing and unsure of where to begin, this is it.
Apr 06, 2013 Dennis rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, testing
Great introduction to the field. Thorough explanation of motivation, challenges, and terminology. Probably a bit outdated, but I think the principles are still applicable.
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Feb 24, 2009 Coral Rose rated it it was ok
Shelves: work, own
What I learned? Um...everything I know about computer testing that didn't just spontaneously generate in my head.
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Cem Kaner is a Professor of Software Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, and the Director of Florida Tech's Center for Software Testing Education & Research (CSTER) since 2004. He is perhaps best known outside academia as an advocate of software usability and software testing.

Prior to his professorship, Kaner worked in the software industry beginning in 1983 in Silicon Valley "as a
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