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A Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design

By Lee Copeland

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Format: Paperback, 294 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 November 2003
A comprehensive, up-to-date and practical introduction to software test design. This book presents all the important test design techniques in a single place and in a consistent and easy-to-digest format. An immediately useful handbook for test engineers, developers, quality assurance professionals and requirements and systems analysts, it enables you to: choose the best test case design; find software defects in less time and with fewer resources; and develop optimal strategies that help reduce the likelihood of costly errors. It also assists you in estimating the effort, time and cost of good testing. Numerous case studies and examples of software testing techniques are included, helping you to fully understand the practical applications of these techniques. From well-established techniques such as equivalence classes, boundary value analysis, decision tables and state-transition diagrams, to new techniques like use case testing, pairwise testing and exploratory testing, the book is a usful resource for testing professionals seeking to improve their skills and a handy reference for college-level courses in software test design.

Table of Contents

Testing basics; case studies; black box testing techniques; equivalence class testing; boundary value testing; decision table testing; pairwise testing; state-transition testing; domain analysis testing; use case testing; white box testing techniques; control path testing; data flow testing; testing paradigms; waterfall testing; exploratory testing; exploratory planning; supporting techniques; knowing when to stop.

EAN: 9781580537919
ISBN: 158053791X
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Dimensions: 24.38 x 18.8 x 2.03 centimeters (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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