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Sofutowea Tesuto No Gihō

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  141 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
This long-awaited revision of a bestseller provides a practical discussion of the nature and aims of software testing. You'll find the latest methodologies for the design of effective test cases, including information on psychological and economic principles, managerial aspects, test tools, high-order testing, code inspections, and debugging. Accessible, comprehensive, and ...more
221 pages
Published 2006 by Kindaikagakusha (first published 1979)
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Alejandro Teruel
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computación, www
I have very mixed feelings about this third edition of what was clearly a landmark book when the first edition came out, over thirty years ago. I first read this book, way back in 1979. It was a godsend and I and relied on it very heavily to cover the testing topics in what was the first undergraduate software engineering course ever taught at the university I was at. Reading the third edition after putting aside the first edition for about a decade, I was immediately struck by how much my think ...more
Jan 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: programming
Three stars is pretty good for a book about software testing, since it is the most boring thing in the world. It hooked me with an early test of my own skills (which I know are bad, but I didn't realize they were THAT bad) and I am pretty sure I at least read the whole thing. Good general ideas about how to divide up testing in a way that has strong coverage without infinite tests, but it didn't do anything to inspire me to test more.
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: professional
A good book for beginners as it states principles and methods of work. It is not enough if you want to realy learn about software testing, but it's a very good starting point. It is also a nice reminder for testers with some experience in the field.
Yegor Bugayenko
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's the best book about testing, ever. I even wrote a blog post about it:
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-related
This book is a very good introductory book about Software testing. I found Chapter 4 on Test-Case design the most informative.
Jun 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was readling the book I thought that it is very boring, that there are too few specific testing techniques I wanted to learn about. The only chapter that really grabbed my attention was the chapter about different types of testing (unit, integration, system and acceptance). Other chapters were not very informative and interesting for me.
Now, having the book read and looking over what I have read, I think that my original expectations were too high and were in the wrong direction. There ar
Jennifer James
Read chapter 8 on debugging. Very helpful. Summary -- common debugging techniques like multiple print statements, breakpoints, and memory/variable dumps are less helpful than THINKING. Induction is gathering the evidence and developing and testing a hypothesis. Deduction is coming up with multiple hypotheses and eliminating wrong ones. Collect information such as what the error was, where and when it does and does not occur, etc. If you spend more than 30 minutes on a problem for a short program ...more
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I think that "The Art of Software Testing" deserves the title "The classic guide to software testing". It is a great introduction to main testing techniques and it has a very good chapter on test-case design (the most useful part for me). I found it very inspiring to perform careful testing. Also, I appreciate that the book that was first published in 1979 is updated to contain chapter on mobile applications testing.
Alex Trimm
Gave up after they started explaining how to draw horendously complicate diagrams in order to derive test cases in a large test space. Either the work I've done doesn't require the same level of testing stringency as others or it was just bad. Either way, it just wasn't very applicable at present. Good coverage of terminology in basic black-box and white-box testing though.
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this cover to cover and I sadly am walking away with very little. This book feels extremely dated. Especially the section on mobile testing. It's very naive and didn't provide any useful information. 2 stars instead of 1 for historical interest on what probably was a good testing book 30 years ago, but overall I would never recommend.
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a nice book to introduce someone to the testing concepts and notions, but not to be taken as a definite guide, since some examples and descriptions are not up to date nor totally clear. However, the main concepts of software testing are presented and explained.
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think every aspiring software engineer should read this book.
Stephen Dutton
Jan 15, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Quality Assurance Engineers
Great reference. Always keep it nearby.
Diana Thayer
Didn't contain as much specific testing info/strategies as I'd hoped.
Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, work-related
Book mostly for developers that would like to learn more about technics of software testing.
Jun 07, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work
Terribly dated.
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