Fundamentals of Software Testing

Fundamentals of Software Testing

By: Bernard Homes (author)Hardback

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The testing market is growing at a fast pace and ISTQB certifications are being increasingly requested, with more than 180,000 persons currently certified throughout the world. The ISTQB Foundations level syllabus was updated in 2011, and this book provides detailed course study material including a glossary and sample questions to help adequately prepare for the certification exam. The fundamental aspects of testing are approached, as is testing in the lifecycles from Waterfall to Agile and iterative lifecycles. Static testing, such as reviews and static analysis, and their benefits are examined as well as techniques such as Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, Decision Table Testing, State Transitions and use cases, along with selected white box testing techniques. Test management, test progress monitoring, risk analysis and incident management are covered, as are the methods for successfully introducing tools in an organization. Contents 1. Fundamentals of Testing. 2. Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle. 3. Static Techniques (FL 3.0). 4. Test Design Techniques (FL 4.0). 5. Test Management (FL 5.0). 6. Tools support for Testing (FL 6.0). 7. Mock Exam. 8. Templates and Models. 9. Answers to the Questions.

About Author

Bernard Hom s, an IEEE senior member, has more than 30 years experience in software development and testing in safety critical areas (aeronautics, aerospace, medical and telecom). A renowned consultant and keynote speaker, he coordinated and authored the ISTQB Advanced level syllabus and provides specialized testing services for international customers.

Contents

Preface xi Glossary xv Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Testing 1 1.1. Why is testing necessary? (FL 1.1) 1 1.2. What is testing? (FL 1.2) 7 1.3. Paradoxes and main principles (FL 1.3) 11 1.4. Fundamental test process (FL 1.4) 14 1.5. Psychology of testing (FL 1.5) 22 1.6. Testers and code of ethics (FL 1.6) 27 1.7. Synopsis of this chapter 34 1.8. Sample exam questions 35 Chapter 2. Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle 43 2.1. Software development models (FL 2.1) 43 2.2. Test levels (FL 2.2) 58 2.3. Types of tests (FL 2.3) 66 2.4. Test and maintenance (FL 2.4) 74 2.5. Oracles 81 2.6. Specific cases 83 2.7. Synopsis of this chapter 84 2.8. Sample exam questions 85 Chapter 3. Static Techniques (FL 3.0) 91 3.1. Static techniques and the test process (FL 3.1) 91 3.2. Review process (FL 3.2) 94 3.3. Static analysis by tools (FL 3.3)119 3.4. Added value of static activities 130 3.5. Synopsis of this chapter 131 3.6. Sample exam questions 131 Chapter 4. Test Design Techniques (FL 4.0) 137 4.1. The test development process (FL 4.1) 139 4.2. Categories of test design techniques (FL 4.2)143 4.3. Black-box techniques (FL 4.3) 147 4.4. Structure-based techniques (FL 4.4) 172 4.5. Experience-based techniques (FL 4.5) 187 4.6. Choosing test techniques (FL 4.6) 193 4.7. Synopsis of this chapter 194 4.8. Sample exam questions 195 Chapter 5. Test Management (FL 5.0) 209 5.1. Test organization (FL 5.1) 209 5.2. Test planning and estimation (FL 5.2) 215 5.3. Test progress monitoring and control (FL 5.3) 239 5.4. Reporting 242 5.5. Transverse processes and activities 246 5.6. Risks management (FL 5.5) 248 5.7. Defect management (FL 5.6) 257 5.8. Synopsis of this chapter 264 5.9. Sample exam questions 265 Chapter 6. Tools support for Testing (FL 6.0) 277 6.1. Types of test tools (FL 6.1) 278 6.2. Assumptions and limitations of test tools (FL 6.2) 283 6.3. Selecting and introducing tools in an organization (FL 6.3) 289 6.4. Synopsis of this chapter 295 6.5. Sample exam questions 296 Chapter 7. Mock Exam 301 Chapter 8. Templates and Models 315 8.1. Master test plan 315 8.2. Test plan 317 8.3. Test design document 319 8.4. Test case 320 8.5. Test procedure 321 8.6. Test log 322 8.7. Defect report 322 8.8. Test report 324 Chapter 9. Answers to the Questions 327 9.1. Answers to the end of chapter questions 327 9.2. Correct answers to the sample paper questions 329 Bibliography 331 Index 335

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848213241
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9781848213241
  • weight: 702
  • ISBN10: 1848213247

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