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The Resource Common system and software testing pitfalls : how to prevent and mitigate them : descriptions, symptoms, consequences, causes, and recommendations, Donald G. Firesmith

Common system and software testing pitfalls : how to prevent and mitigate them : descriptions, symptoms, consequences, causes, and recommendations, Donald G. Firesmith

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Common system and software testing pitfalls : how to prevent and mitigate them : descriptions, symptoms, consequences, causes, and recommendations
Title
Common system and software testing pitfalls
Title remainder
how to prevent and mitigate them : descriptions, symptoms, consequences, causes, and recommendations
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Donald G. Firesmith
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eng
Summary
"Don's book is a very good addition both to the testing literature and to the literature on quality assurance and software engineering... . [It] is likely to become a standard for test training as well as a good reference for professional testers and developers. I would also recommend this book as background material for negotiating outsourced software contracts. I often work as an expert witness in litigation for software with very poor quality, and this book might well reduce or eliminate these lawsuits...." -Capers Jones, VP and CTO, Namcook Analytics LLC Software and system testers repeatedly fall victim to the same pitfalls. Think of them as "anti-patterns": mistakes that make testing far less effective and efficient than it ought to be. In Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls, Donald G. Firesmith catalogs 92 of these pitfalls. Drawing on his 35 years of software and system engineering experience, Firesmith shows testers and technical managers and other stakeholders how to avoid falling into these pitfalls, recognize when they have already fallen in, and escape while minimizing their negative consequences. Firesmith writes for testing professionals and other stakeholders involved in large or medium-sized projects. His anti-patterns and solutions address both "pure software" applications and "software-reliant systems," encompassing heterogeneous subsystems, hardware, software, data, facilities, material, and personnel. For each pitfall, he identifies its applicability, characteristic symptoms, potential negative consequences and causes, and offers specific actionable recommendations for avoiding it or limiting its consequences. This guide will help you Pinpoint testing processes that need improvement-before, during, and after the project Improve shared understanding and collaboration among all project participants Develop, review, and optimize future project testing programs Make your test documentation far more useful Identify testing risks and appropriate risk-mitigation strategies Categorize testing problems for metrics collection, analysis, and reporting Train new testers, QA specialists, and other project stakeholders With 92 common testing pitfalls organized into 14 categories, this taxonomy of testing pitfalls should be relatively complete. However, in spite of its comprehensiveness, it is also quite likely that additional pitfalls and even missing categories of pitfalls will be identified over time as testers read this book and ..
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UMI
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1952-
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Firesmith, Donald G.
Dewey number
005.3028/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.76.T48
LC item number
F574 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Computer software
  • Software failures
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Common system and software testing pitfalls : how to prevent and mitigate them : descriptions, symptoms, consequences, causes, and recommendations, Donald G. Firesmith
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • txt
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871249256
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 volume)
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online
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9780133748550
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2013039235
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)871249256
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Common system and software testing pitfalls : how to prevent and mitigate them : descriptions, symptoms, consequences, causes, and recommendations, Donald G. Firesmith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
871249256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780133748550
Lccn
2013039235
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000392
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)871249256

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