Lessons Learned in Software Testing
A Context-Driven Approach
By Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichord
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: April 2008
Pages: 320

"A fresh, provocative look at what goes on in the 'real world' ofsoftware testing-guaranteed to make you rethink most of yourassumptions and traditional 'theories' of how testing really oughtto be done."
-Ed Yourdon

"Any one of these tiny lessons could be worth the price of thebook."
-Tom DeMarco, Principal, The Atlantic Systems Guild

Great software testing teams aren't born, they're made-through alot of hard work and persuasive communication. Along the way, thereis an abundance of traps that one can fall into, which can derailthe best-laid plans and put your projects behind schedule.

Cem Kaner, James Bach, and Bret Pettichord know this all too well.Between them, they have over fifty years of testing experience, andknow what it takes for successful testing. In this groundbreakingnew book, they have compiled 293 pieces of experience-tested advicefor you to put to work in your testing projects. They revealinsights on how to do the job well, how to manage it, and how tosteer clear of common misunderstandings in software testing. Eachlesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by anexplanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of thetesting lesson.

The ultimate resource for software testers, developers, andmanagers at every level of expertise, this guidebook alsofeatures:
Useful practices and helpful ways of evaluating situationsgleaned from over fifty years of combined testing experience fromthe world's leading software testing experts
Lessons for all key topic areas including test design, testautomation, test management, testing strategies, and bugreporting
* Advice on how to match the selection of practices to thecircumstances of your project

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Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/"If testing is something that is going to be an important part ofyour career buy this book and read it carefully." (CVu - Jnl of theAssociation C & C++ Users, February 2002)

"...a real gem?for me, this book is one that I shall finduseful?each and every test department should have several copiesavailable...be prepared to be inspired, or at the very least tohave your ideas challenged..." (Professional Tester, September2002)

"...a refreshing and enjoyable book?it will not be 'shelf-ware',but a well-used reference..." (Software Testing, Verification &Reliability, March 2003)

"...will make fascinating reading?highly recommended..." (CVu,Dec 03)

"...part of a rare breed of informative books which are both accessible to beginners whilst still being of great use to experts. No matter how much you know about software testing, Kaner, Bach and Pettiford still have a few lessons to teach you..."(M2 Communications, 7 June 2002)
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