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.
Author: James A. Whittaker,Jason Arbon,Jeff Carollo
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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.
Author: Peter Wright
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Technology & Engineering
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A Practical Guide to Testing
Author: James A. Whittaker
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.
Author: Matthew Heusser,Govind Kulkarni
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
“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.
How to Save Time and Lower Costs While Raising Quality
Author: Elfriede Dustin,Thom Garrett,Bernie Gauf
Publisher: Pearson Education
“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.
Secrets for Agile App Teams
Author: Jason Joseph Arbon
Publisher: Jason Arbon
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.
Subsystem Testing Including Object-based and Object-oriented Testing
Author: Brian Marick
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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
Author: Cem Kaner,Jack Falk,Hung Q. Nguyen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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."
Author: Rick David Craig,Stefan P. Jaskiel
Publisher: Artech House
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.
50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Testing
Author: Elfriede Dustin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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.
Tools for Software Developers and Test Engineers
Author: Tom Arnold,Dominic Hopton,Andy Leonard,Mike Frost
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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
Author: Alan Page,Ken Johnston,Bj Rollison
Publisher: Microsoft Press
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
Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software
Author: Adam Goucher,Tim Riley
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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.
Author: Peter Farrell-Vinay
Publisher: CRC Press
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.
Becoming an Effective and Efficient Test Professional
Author: Rex Black
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Michael R. Fine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons