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  1. Beautiful Testers

    1. Chapter 1 Was It Good for You?

    2. Chapter 2 Beautiful Testing Satisfies Stakeholders

      1. For Whom Do We Test?
      2. What Satisfies?
      3. What Beauty Is External?
      4. What Beauty Is Internal?
      5. Conclusions
    3. Chapter 3 Building Open Source QA Communities

      1. Communication
      2. Volunteers
      3. Coordination
      4. Events
      5. Conclusions
    4. Chapter 4 Collaboration Is the Cornerstone of Beautiful Performance Testing

      1. Setting the Stage
      2. 100%?!? Fail
      3. The Memory Leak That Wasn’t
      4. Can’t Handle the Load? Change the UI
      5. It Can’t Be the Network
      6. Wrap-Up
  2. Beautiful Process

    1. Chapter 5 Just Peachy: Making Office Software More Reliable with Fuzz Testing

      1. User Expectations
      2. What Is Fuzzing?
      3. Why Fuzz Test?
      4. Fuzz Testing
      5. Future Considerations
    2. Chapter 6 Bug Management and Test Case Effectiveness

      1. Bug Management
      2. The First Step in Managing a Defect Is Defining It
      3. Test Case Effectiveness
      4. Case Study of the OpenSolaris Desktop Team
      5. Conclusions
      6. Acknowledgments
      7. References
    3. Chapter 7 Beautiful XMPP Testing

      1. Introduction
      2. XMPP 101
      3. Testing XMPP Protocols
      4. Unit Testing Simple Request-Response Protocols
      5. Unit Testing Multistage Protocols
      6. Testing Session Initialization
      7. Automated Interoperability Testing
      8. Diamond in the Rough: Testing XML Validity
      9. Conclusions
      10. References
    4. Chapter 8 Beautiful Large-Scale Test Automation

      1. Before We Start
      2. What Is Large-Scale Test Automation?
      3. The First Steps
      4. Automated Tests and Test Case Management
      5. The Automated Test Lab
      6. Test Distribution
      7. Failure Analysis
      8. Reporting
      9. Putting It All Together
    5. Chapter 9 Beautiful Is Better Than Ugly

      1. The Value of Stability
      2. Ensuring Correctness
      3. Conclusions
    6. Chapter 10 Testing a Random Number Generator

      1. What Makes Random Number Generators Subtle to Test?
      2. Uniform Random Number Generators
      3. Nonuniform Random Number Generators
      4. A Progression of Tests
      5. Conclusions
    7. Chapter 11 Change-Centric Testing

      1. How to Set Up the Document-Driven, Change-Centric Testing Framework?
      2. Change-Centric Testing for Complex Code Development Models
      3. What Have We Learned So Far?
      4. Conclusions
    8. Chapter 12 Software in Use

      1. A Connection to My Work
      2. From the Inside
      3. Adding Different Perspectives
      4. Exploratory, Ad-Hoc, and Scripted Testing
      5. Multiuser Testing
      6. The Science Lab
      7. Simulating Real Use
      8. Testing in the Regulated World
      9. At the End
    9. Chapter 13 Software Development Is a Creative Process

      1. Agile Development As Performance
      2. Practice, Rehearse, Perform
      3. Evaluating the Ineffable
      4. Two Critical Tools
      5. Software Testing Movements
      6. The Beauty of Agile Testing
      7. QA Is Not Evil
      8. Beauty Is the Nature of This Work
      9. References
    10. Chapter 14 Test-Driven Development: Driving New Standards of Beauty

      1. Beauty As Proportion and Balance
      2. Agile: A New Proportion and Balance
      3. Test-Driven Development
      4. Examples Versus Tests
      5. Readable Examples
      6. Permanent Requirement Artifacts
      7. Testable Designs
      8. Tool Support
      9. Team Collaboration
      10. Experience the Beauty of TDD
      11. References
    11. Chapter 15 Beautiful Testing As the Cornerstone of Business Success

      1. The Whole-Team Approach
      2. Automating Tests
      3. Driving Development with Tests
      4. Delivering Value
      5. A Success Story
      6. Post Script
    12. Chapter 16 Peeling the Glass Onion at Socialtext

      1. It’s Not Business…It’s Personal
      2. Tester Remains On-Stage; Enter Beauty, Stage Right
      3. Come Walk with Me, The Best Is Yet to Be
      4. Automated Testing Isn’t
      5. Into Socialtext
      6. A Balanced Breakfast Approach
      7. Regression and Process Improvement
      8. The Last Pieces of the Puzzle
      9. Acknowledgments
    13. Chapter 17 Beautiful Testing Is Efficient Testing

      1. SLIME
      2. Scripting
      3. Discovering Developer Notes
      4. Oracles and Test Data Generation
      5. Mindmaps
      6. Efficiency Achieved
  3. Beautiful Tools

    1. Chapter 18 Seeding Bugs to Find Bugs: Beautiful Mutation Testing

      1. Assessing Test Suite Quality
      2. Watching the Watchmen
      3. An AspectJ Example
      4. Equivalent Mutants
      5. Focusing on Impact
      6. The Javalanche Framework
      7. Odds and Ends
      8. Acknowledgments
      9. References
    2. Chapter 19 Reference Testing As Beautiful Testing

      1. Reference Test Structure
      2. Reference Test Extensibility
      3. Building Community
    3. Chapter 20 Clam Anti-Virus: Testing Open Source with Open Tools

      1. The Clam Anti-Virus Project
      2. Testing Methods
      3. Summary
      4. Credits
    4. Chapter 21 Web Application Testing with Windmill

      1. Introduction
      2. Overview
      3. Writing Tests
      4. The Project
      5. Comparison
      6. Conclusions
      7. References
    5. Chapter 22 Testing One Million Web Pages

      1. In the Beginning…
      2. The Tools Merge and Evolve
      3. The Nitty-Gritty
      4. Summary
      5. Acknowledgments
    6. Chapter 23 Testing Network Services in Multimachine Scenarios

      1. The Need for an Advanced Testing Tool in eBox
      2. Development of ANSTE to Improve the eBox QA Process
      3. How eBox Uses ANSTE
      4. How Other Projects Can Benefit from ANSTE
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