Rapid Testing

Rapid Testing

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Today, software has to be developed more quickly than ever -- at higher quality than ever. Testing is more important than ever -- but it must be performed at breakneck speed. Rapid Testing examines every aspect of software testing, identifying methods, tools, tips, and techniques that accelerate testing while at the same time improving software quality. Its proven solutions are supported with practical examples, templates, and checklists that can be used to jumpstart any testing process. Rapid Testing presents a systematic approach to aggressively rooting out bugs early in the development lifecycle, and streamlining every stage of the testing process: planning, design, execution, verification, validation, and reporting. The book's extensive examples, best practices, and templates make it an ideal resource and quick reference for everyone with testing and software quality responsibilities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. graphs.
  • 0130912948
  • 9780130912947
  • 2,146,633

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Faster testing for faster time-to-market.

Accelerated testing strategies to beat the competitionTips for successfully integrating testing into a fast-track development strategyTemplates for creating your own testing documentation instantly

The breakneck pace and fierce competition in today's software market demand that products get to market as quickly as possible. The challenge of maintaining quality while meeting deadlines leads to new strategies for testing through the development process. While no software is flawless, the goal of rapid testing is to identify major bugs early in the development process, requiring integration of test planning, execution, and reporting throughout the life cycle.

Rapid Testing offers a three-part approach to help you streamline your testing process and increase quality without sacrificing time:

principles and processes of rapid testingtechniques, tips, and real-life examplesa complete set of sample test documentation

With an emphasis on speed and integration, Rapid Testing covers the entire testing life cycle, including:

Planning and test case design and developmentBug tracking and reportingVerification and validation techniques Testing metrics and test resource estimationMeasurement, reporting, documentation, and evaluation

Conveniently organized for handy reference, Rapid Testing is an ideal guide for test engineers and managers, as well as other developers and managers involved in the testing process.
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Table of contents

1. When Time To Market Is Everything.

2. Rapid Testing.

3. Test Planning.

4. Developing Efficient Tests.

5. Fine Tuning Your Defect Tracking System.

6. Crunch Time-Running Tests.

7. Reporting Results Efficiently.

8. Static Testing-Saving Time With Reviews.

9. Test Automation.

10. Risk Management.

11. The 'People Side' Of Testing.

12. Where To Go From Here.
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About Gary Cobb

Robert Culbertson has over 25 years of experience in engineering, software development, software testing, and project management. He has worked at Cisco Systems, Texas Instruments, IBM, the University of Texas, and DSC Communications.

Chris Brown has worked more than 20 years in the software and computer industry. Chris has experience with Cisco Systems, Advanced Micro Devices, Compaq Computer Corporation, Dataserv/BellSouth, and IBM.

Gary Cobb teaches for the Software Quality Institute at the University of Texas at Austin where he previously taught in the Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. His industrial experience includes Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, and Dell Computer Corporation.
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