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Testing Computer Software

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  134 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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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Kimball
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
Nathaniel Turner
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
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Kate B
While the examples are out of date, testing methodology doesn't really change if you're testing dot matrix printers or iPhone apps.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.
Chris
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.
Ian Carl
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.
Galen
Feb 27, 2008 Galen rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.
Adib
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.
Dennis
Great introduction to the field. Thorough explanation of motivation, challenges, and terminology. Probably a bit outdated, but I think the principles are still applicable.
Coral Rose
What I learned? Um...everything I know about computer testing that didn't just spontaneously generate in my head.
Kevin Connery
Solid information, but very dated examples.
Mikhail
It's fundamentional book of testing software.
Kari
Actually has some good stuff in it!
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James dropped out of high school and became a self-educated software engineer. He's an expert in software testing. He has written two books: Lessons Learned in Software Testing and Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar."
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