Practitioner's Guide to Software Test Design

ISBN-10: 158053791X
ISBN-13: 9781580537919
Edition: 2003
Authors: Lee Copeland
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Description: A comprehensive, up-to-date and practical introduction to software test design. This book presents all the important test design techniques in a single volume and in a consistent and easy-to-digest format.

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A comprehensive, up-to-date and practical introduction to software test design. This book presents all the important test design techniques in a single volume and in a consistent and easy-to-digest format.

Dedication
Preface
Today's Testing Challenges
Structure and Approach
Audience
Appreciation
Some Final Comments
Acknowledgements
References
The Testing Process
Testing
Current Challenges
Test Cases
Inputs
Outputs
Order of Execution
Types of Testing
Testing Levels
The Impossibility of Testing Everything
Summary
Practice
References
Case Studies
Why Case Studies?
Brown & Donaldson
Stateless University Registration System
Black Box Testing Techniques
Definition
Applicability
Disadvantages
Advantages
References
Equivalence Class Testing
Introduction
Technique
Examples
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
Boundary Value Testing
Introduction
Technique
Examples
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
Decision Table Testing
Introduction
Technique
Examples
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
Pairwise Testing
Introduction
Technique
Orthogonal Arrays
Using Orthogonal Arrays
Allpairs Algorithm
Final Comments
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
State-Transition Testing
Introduction
Technique
State-Transition Diagrams
State-Transition Tables
Creating Test Cases
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
Domain Analysis Testing
Introduction
Technique
Example
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
Use Case Testing
Introduction
Technique
Example
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
White Box Testing Techniques
Definition
Applicability
Disadvantages
Advantages
Control Flow Testing
Introduction
Technique
Control Flow Graphs
Levels of Coverage
Structured Testing/Basis Path Testing
Example
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
Data Flow Testing
Introduction
Technique
Static Data Flow Testing
Dynamic Data Flow Testing
Applicability and Limitations
Summary
Practice
References
Testing Paradigms
Paradigms
Test Planning
References
Scripted Testing
Introduction
IEEE 829 Document Description
Test Plan
Test Design Specification
Test Case Specification
Test Procedure Specification
Test Item Transmittal Report
Test Log
Test Incident Report
Test Summary Report
Advantages of Scripted Testing
Disadvantages of Scripted Testing
Summary
References
Exploratory Testing
Introduction
Description
Advantages of Exploratory Testing
Disadvantages of Exploratory Testing
Summary
References
Test Planning
Introduction
Technique
Summary
Practice
References
Supporting Technologies
The Bookends
Defect Taxonomies
Introduction
Project Level Taxonomies
SEI Risk Identification Taxonomy
ISO 9126 Quality Characteristics Taxonomy
Software Defect Taxonomies
Beizer's Taxonomy
Kaner, Falk, and Nguyen's Taxonomy
Binder's Object-Oriented Taxonomy
Whittaker's "How to Break Software" Taxonomy
Vijayaraghavan's eCommerce Taxonomy
A Final Observation
Your Taxonomy
Summary
References
When to Stop Testing
The Banana Principle
When to Stop
Coverage Goals
Defect Discovery Rate
Marginal Cost
Team Consensus
Ship It!
Some Concluding Advice
Summary
References
Some Final Thoughts
Your Testing Toolbox
References
Brown & Donaldson Case Study
Stateless University Registration System Case Study
Bibliography

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