How Google Tests Software

Author: James A. Whittaker,Jason Arbon,Jeff Carollo

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321803027

Category: Computers

Page: 281

View: 378

Describes the techniques Google uses to test their software, and offers similiar techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests, allowing an Internet company to become more productive.

How Google Tests Software

Author: Peter Wright

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781728743653

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 26

View: 8026

As one of the leading technology companies in the world, Google produces a ton of software. From Web-based products like Google Search and Google Translate to Desktop Applications like Google Chrome and Google Drive, software plays a very crucial role in Google's existence as a company. As a result, Google pays a lot of attention to the quality of software it produces. Considering the sheer amount of software built by Google, however, one question that is often asked from engineers and employees at Google is "How does Google test software?" How does a company as large as company undergo the testing of its various software products to make sure that every software program and application released out to the public is of the best quality and standard?This book will offer readers insight into the Google software testing process, including the various stages of the process, the aspects Google considers to be essential, and what exactly software quality means to Google.

How to Break Software

A Practical Guide to Testing

Author: James A. Whittaker

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780201796193

Category: Computers

Page: 178

View: 9551

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How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing

Author: Matthew Heusser,Govind Kulkarni

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439861560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 8727

Plenty of software testing books tell you how to test well; this one tells you how to do it while decreasing your testing budget. A series of essays written by some of the leading minds in software testing, How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing provides tips, tactics, and techniques to help readers accelerate the testing process, improve the performance of the test teams, and lower costs. The distinguished team of contributors—that includes corporate test leaders, best paper authors, and keynote speakers from leading software testing conferences—supply concrete suggestions on how to find cost savings without sacrificing outcome. Detailing strategies that testers can immediately put to use to reduce costs, the book explains how to make testing nimble, how to remove bottlenecks in the testing process, and how to locate and track defects efficiently and effectively. Written in language accessible to non-technical executives, as well as those doing the testing, the book considers the latest advances in test automation, ideology, and technology. Rather than present the perspective of one or two experts in software testing, it supplies the wide-ranging perspectives of a team of experts to help ensure your team can deliver a completed test cycle in less time, with more confidence, and reduced costs.

Software Testing as a Service

Author: Ashfaque Ahmed

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420099577

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 1004

In today’s unforgiving business environment where customers demand zero defect software at lower costs—it is testing that provides the opportunity for software companies to separate themselves from the competition. Providing a fresh perspective on this increasingly important function, Software Testing as a Service explains, in simple language, how to use software testing to improve productivity, reduce time to market, and reduce costly errors. The book explains how the normal functions of manufacturing can be applied to commoditize the software testing service to achieve consistent quality across all software projects. This up-to-date reference reviews different software testing tools, techniques, and practices and provides succinct guidance on how to estimate costs, allocate resources, and make competitive bids. Replete with examples and case histories, this book shows software development managers, software testers, testing managers, and entrepreneurs how proper planning can lead to the creation of software that proves itself to be head and shoulders above the competition.

Implementing Automated Software Testing

How to Save Time and Lower Costs While Raising Quality

Author: Elfriede Dustin,Thom Garrett,Bernie Gauf

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321619594

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 1128

“This book fills a huge gap in our knowledge of software testing. It does an excellent job describing how test automation differs from other test activities, and clearly lays out what kind of skills and knowledge are needed to automate tests. The book is essential reading for students of testing and a bible for practitioners.” –Jeff Offutt, Professor of Software Engineering, George Mason University “This new book naturally expands upon its predecessor, Automated Software Testing, and is the perfect reference for software practitioners applying automated software testing to their development efforts. Mandatory reading for software testing professionals!” –Jeff Rashka, PMP, Coauthor of Automated Software Testing and Quality Web Systems Testing accounts for an increasingly large percentage of the time and cost of new software development. Using automated software testing (AST), developers and software testers can optimize the software testing lifecycle and thus reduce cost. As technologies and development grow increasingly complex, AST becomes even more indispensable. This book builds on some of the proven practices and the automated testing lifecycle methodology (ATLM) described in Automated Software Testing and provides a renewed practical, start-to-finish guide to implementing AST successfully. In Implementing Automated Software Testing, three leading experts explain AST in detail, systematically reviewing its components, capabilities, and limitations. Drawing on their experience deploying AST in both defense and commercial industry, they walk you through the entire implementation process–identifying best practices, crucial success factors, and key pitfalls along with solutions for avoiding them. You will learn how to: Make a realistic business case for AST, and use it to drive your initiative Clarify your testing requirements and develop an automation strategy that reflects them Build efficient test environments and choose the right automation tools and techniques for your environment Use proven metrics to continuously track your progress and adjust accordingly Whether you’re a test professional, QA specialist, project manager, or developer, this book can help you bring unprecedented efficiency to testing–and then use AST to improve your entire development lifecycle.

App Quality

Secrets for Agile App Teams

Author: Jason Joseph Arbon

Publisher: Jason Arbon

ISBN: 1499751273

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 8917

“App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams” gives agile and lean app teams an edge in building well-received apps, and accelerates them on the way to 5-stars. The book is written for app developers, testers and product managers. The book uses real world examples and data-driven techniques that any app team can apply to their designs, code, agile sprints, and product planning. “App Quality” gives your app team access to the best practices and hard-earned lessons from analyzing hundreds of millions of app store reviews, thousands of app testers testing hundreds of top apps, and conversations with top app teams. Included: Top 10 App Quality Monsters Top 10 Quality Attributes Tips for Developers, Testers, and Product Managers The book is aimed at both “Agile” and “Lean” app teams. The book is focused on analytics and practical, real-world examples of quality issues, and practical solutions to those quality issues. Whether the team is just starting to plan their next great app, or improving an existing one, following the recommendations and system outlined in this book will help get your app to 5 stars. “App Quality” walks through the "Top 10 App Quality Monsters". These are the top sources of quality issues in today's modern apps: App Deployment and Distribution, Device State and Fragmentation, Users, Real World, Reviews, Metrics, Competition, Security and Privacy, User Interface, and Agile Mobile Teams themselves. Each quality monster is described in detail, with specific best practices and tips for Developers, Testers, and Product Managers. The book also describes the “Top 10 Quality Attributes”, learned from app store review analysis and app testing: Content, Elegance, Interoperability, Performance, Pricing, Privacy, Satisfaction, Security, Stability, and Usability. Each quality attribute is described in detail, with real world app examples, with specific best practices and tips Developers, Testers, and Product Managers and pointers to tools and services to improve app quality. Prepare for a deep dive on app store reviews. Deep analytics of what types of feedback people are leaving in the apps store reviews, by type, by frequency, per-category, etc. The book outlines ways to leverage this data to build a higher quality app, improve star ratings, and make users happier. Some myths about Agile for app teams are also debunked. Techniques for leveraging app store reviews for competitive analysis are also described in detail. App store reviews are critical to building a high quality app that is also perceived as high quality. Putting it all together, the book then walks through an example of applying all these great tips, best practices, and data, to a real-world app. See how an expert applies these techniques to a real world app, and see how it can easily apply to your app. See the impact on test planning, development practices, and product prioritization. Armed with the latest best practices, tips, and data-driven quality analysis, app teams can build solid apps with minimal effort and time. The secrets in “App Quality” gives agile and lean teams an edge in building well-received apps, and accelerate them on the way to 5-stars.

The Craft of Software Testing

Subsystem Testing Including Object-based and Object-oriented Testing

Author: Brian Marick

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 553

View: 1162

This reference presents, in detail, an effective, step-by-step, cost-effective approach to software testing that is based on common practice—with improvements inspired by academic testing research and practial experience. The approach is designed to be gradually adoptable, so that it does not disrupt current work, and it scales down gracefully under schedule pressure. Outlines a systematic process/strategy of software testing that incorporates test design, test implementation, and measurements of test quality. Explains solid testing techniques in detail and shows how to apply them to testing tasks. Answers such questions as: How do I design tests? What are common tester errors, and how do I avoid them? How do I implement tests? How do I know how good my tests are? How do I know when I've tested enough? Features unique coverge of testing bug fixes and other changes. For software developers testing their own code or designs; indepdendent testers testing someone else's code; and testers or developers testing bug fixes and other maintenance changes.

Testing Computer Software

Author: Cem Kaner,Jack Falk,Hung Q. Nguyen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471358460

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 6756

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 that success. Who this book is for: * Testers and Test Managers * Project Managers-Understand the timeline, depth of investigation, and quality of communication to hold testers accountable for. * Programmers-Gain insight into the sources of errors in your code, understand what tests your work will have to pass, and why testers do the things they do. * Students-Train for an entry-level position in software development. What you will learn: * How to find important bugs quickly * How to describe software errors clearly * How to create a testing plan with a minimum of paperwork * How to design and use a bug-tracking system * Where testing fits in the product development process * How to test products that will be translated into other languages * How to test for compatibility with devices, such as printers * What laws apply to software quality

Systematic Software Testing

Author: Rick David Craig,Stefan P. Jaskiel

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580537926

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 5686

Gain an in-depth understanding of software testing management and process issues that are critical for delivering high-quality software on time and within budget. Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers those involved in building and maintaining complex, mission-critical software systems a flexible, risk-based process to improve their software testing capabilities. Whether your organization currently has a well-defined testing process or almost no process, Systematic Software Testing provides unique insights into better ways to test your software.This book describes how to use a preventive method of testing, which parallels the software development lifecycle, and explains how to create and subsequently use test plans, test design, and test metrics. Detailed instructions are presented to help you decide what to test, how to prioritize tests, and when testing is complete. Learn how to conduct risk analysis and measure test effectiveness to maximize the efficiency of your testing efforts. Because organizational structure, the right people, and management are keys to better software testing, Systematic Software Testing explains these issues with the insight of the authorsOCO more than 25 years of experience."

Effective Software Testing

50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Testing

Author: Elfriede Dustin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201794298

Category: Computers

Page: 271

View: 5925

With the advent of agile methodologies, testing is becoming the responsibility of more and more team members. In this new book, noted testing expert Dustin imparts the best of her collected wisdom. She presents 50 specific tips for a better testing program. These 50 tips are divided into ten sections, and presented so as to mirror the chronology of a software project.

Professional Software Testing with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

Tools for Software Developers and Test Engineers

Author: Tom Arnold,Dominic Hopton,Andy Leonard,Mike Frost

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470149787

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 9978

Provides information on using the Visual Studio 2005 software testing and development tools, covering such topics as unit testing, Web testing, load testing, code analysis, and dynamic analysis.

How We Test Software at Microsoft

Author: Alan Page,Ken Johnston,Bj Rollison

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638314

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 1087

It may surprise you to learn that Microsoft employs as many software testers as developers. Less surprising is the emphasis the company places on the testing discipline—and its role in managing quality across a diverse, 150+ product portfolio. This book—written by three of Microsoft’s most prominent test professionals—shares the best practices, tools, and systems used by the company’s 9,000-strong corps of testers. Learn how your colleagues at Microsoft design and manage testing, their approach to training and career development, and what challenges they see ahead. Most important, you’ll get practical insights you can apply for better results in your organization. Discover how to: Design effective tests and run them throughout the product lifecycle Minimize cost and risk with functional tests, and know when to apply structural techniques Measure code complexity to identify bugs and potential maintenance issues Use models to generate test cases, surface unexpected application behavior, and manage risk Know when to employ automated tests, design them for long-term use, and plug into an automation infrastructure Review the hallmarks of great testers—and the tools they use to run tests, probe systems, and track progress efficiently Explore the challenges of testing services vs. shrink-wrapped software

Beautiful Testing

Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software

Author: Adam Goucher,Tim Riley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144938868X

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 7546

Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it's a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Microsoft's Alan Page knows a lot about large-scale test automation, and shares some of his secrets on how to make it beautiful Scott Barber explains why performance testing needs to be a collaborative process, rather than simply an exercise in measuring speed Karen Johnson describes how her professional experience intersected her personal life while testing medical software Rex Black reveals how satisfying stakeholders for 25 years is a beautiful thing Mathematician John D. Cook applies a classic definition of beauty, based on complexity and unity, to testing random number generators All author royalties will be donated to the Nothing But Nets campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease that kills millions of children in Africa each year. This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook Murali Nandigama Karen N. Johnson Chris McMahon Jennitta Andrea Lisa Crispin Matt Heusser Andreas Zeller David Schuler Tomasz Kojm Adam Christian Tim Riley Isaac Clerencia

Essential Software Testing

A Use-Case Approach

Author: Greg Fournier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420089837

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 6252

A Practical Guide to Software Testing Much has been written about the difficulty of software testing. Often these laments are accompanied by cautionary words about how careful one has to be to ensure testing is done properly. However, there is a dearth of resources that give practical guidance on the nuts and bolts of testing. Essential Software Testing: A Use-Case Approach describes testing methods and techniques in a common sense manner that is easy to understand, helping readers to quickly and effectively implement project-specific testing solutions. Divided into three parts, the book first discusses ways to make testing agile, providing insight into how testing can be done efficiently in different process environments. Next, the book supplies an overview of testing concepts. Lastly, it demonstrates how to perform the actual test, detailing specific testing activities that can be used on almost any project, with specific attention given to use-case driven testing. It describes how to test using Use Cases regardless of the specific requirements of the project. The author weaves helpful war stories throughout the text, placing the concepts in a concrete framework. This guide gives software testers a firm grasp of all testing fundamentals: how to determine what to test and how to test it, how to select proper tests to match the plan, techniques to build and trace tests, and finally, how to conduct and record tests.

Manage Software Testing

Author: Peter Farrell-Vinay

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013849

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 7065

Whether you are inheriting a test team or starting one up, Manage Software Testing is a must-have resource that covers all aspects of test management. It guides you through the business and organizational issues that you are confronted with on a daily basis, explaining what you need to focus on strategically, tactically, and operationally. Using a risk-based approach, the author addresses a range of questions about software product development. The book covers unit, system, and non-functional tests and includes examples on how to estimate the number of bugs expected to be found, the time required for testing, and the date when a release is ready. It weighs the cost of finding bugs against the risks of missing release dates or letting bugs appear in the final released product. It is imperative to determine if bugs do exist and then be able to metric how quickly they can be identified, the cost they incur, and how many remain in the product when it is released. With this book, test managers can effectively and accurately establish these parameters.

Pragmatic Software Testing

Becoming an Effective and Efficient Test Professional

Author: Rex Black

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470173637

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 3870

A hands-on guide to testing techniques that deliver reliable software and systems Testing even a simple system can quickly turn into a potentially infinite task. Faced with tight costs and schedules, testers need to have a toolkit of practical techniques combined with hands-on experience and the right strategies in order to complete a successful project. World-renowned testing expert Rex Black provides you with the proven methods and concepts that test professionals must know. He presents you with the fundamental techniques for testing and clearly shows you how to select and apply successful strategies to test a system with budget and time constraints. Black begins by discussing the goals and tactics of effective and efficient testing. Next, he lays the foundation of his technique for risk-based testing, explaining how to analyze, prioritize, and document risks to the quality of the system using both informal and formal techniques. He then clearly describes how to design, develop, and, ultimately, document various kinds of tests. Because this is a hands-on activity, Black includes realistic, life-sized exercises that illustrate all of the major test techniques with detailed solutions.

Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement

Author: William E. Lewis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203496329

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 7671

Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Second Edition, illustrates a quality framework for software testing in traditional structured and unstructured environments. It explains how a continuous quality improvement approach promotes effective testing, and it analyzes the various testing tools and techniques that you can choose. Section I explains the role of QA principles and best practices in software testing. It provides a detailed overview of basic software testing techniques and an introduction of Deming's concept of quality through a continuous improvement process. This section explores the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) process, which is applied to all aspects of software testing. Section II reviews the software development life cycle and describes how testing and continuous quality improvement are incorporated into each phase of development. Section III details continuous quality improvement as part of the testing process. It breaks down software testing into a series of tasks that apply Deming's PDCA cycle. Section IV discusses fundamental challenges of managing testing projects, whether they are on-site or offshore. You learn how to establish effective test estimations to ensure that testing projects are on track. It also covers strategies for monitoring and managing software defects. Section V contains a brief history of software testing, previews advanced futuristic testing tools, and provides guidance for choosing the proper tool for various environments. It provides examples of some of the most popular products and offers a detailed methodology for evaluating them.

Unit Testing in Java

How Tests Drive the Code

Author: Johannes Link

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080520179

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 6864

Software testing is indispensable and is one of the most discussed topics in software development today. Many companies address this issue by assigning a dedicated software testing phase towards the end of their development cycle. However, quality cannot be tested into a buggy application. Early and continuous unit testing has been shown to be crucial for high quality software and low defect rates. Yet current books on testing ignore the developer's point of view and give little guidance on how to bring the overwhelming amount of testing theory into practice. Unit Testing in Java represents a practical introduction to unit testing for software developers. It introduces the basic test-first approach and then discusses a large number of special issues and problem cases. The book instructs developers through each step and motivates them to explore further. Shows how the discovery and avoidance of software errors is a demanding and creative activity in its own right and can build confidence early in a project. Demonstrates how automated tests can detect the unwanted effects of small changes in code within the entire system. Discusses how testing works with persistency, concurrency, distribution, and web applications. Includes a discussion of testing with C++ and Smalltalk.