The Way of the Web Tester

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests

Author: Jonathan Rasmusson

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680505149

Category: Computers

Page: 258

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This book is for everyone who needs to test the web. As a tester, you'll automate your tests. As a developer, you'll build more robust solutions. And as a team, you'll gain a vocabulary and a means to coordinate how to write and organize automated tests for the web. Follow the testing pyramid and level up your skills in user interface testing, integration testing, and unit testing. Your new skills will free you up to do other, more important things while letting the computer do the one thing it's really good at: quickly running thousands of repetitive tasks. This book shows you how to do three things: How to write really good automated tests for the web. How to pick and choose the right ones. * How to explain, coordinate, and share your efforts with others. If you're a traditional software tester who has never written an automated test before, this is the perfect book for getting started. Together, we'll go through everything you'll need to start writing your own tests. If you're a developer, but haven't thought much about testing, this book will show you how to move fast without breaking stuff. You'll test RESTful web services and legacy systems, and see how to organize your tests. And if you're a team lead, this is the Rosetta Stone you've been looking for. This book will help you bridge that testing gap between your developers and your testers by giving your team a model to discuss automated testing, and most importantly, to coordinate their efforts. The Way of the Web Tester is packed with cartoons, graphics, best practices, war stories, plenty of humor, and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.
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The Way of the Web Tester

A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests

Author: Jonathan Rasmusson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680501834

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 2249

This book is for everyone who needs to test the web. As a tester, you'll automate your tests. As a developer, you'll build more robust solutions. And as a team, you'll gain a vocabulary and a means to coordinate how to write and organize automated tests for the web. Follow the testing pyramid and level up your skills in user interface testing, integration testing, and unit testing. Your new skills will free you up to do other, more important things while letting the computer do the one thing it's really good at: quickly running thousands of repetitive tasks. This book shows you how to do three things: How to write really good automated tests for the web. How to pick and choose the right ones. * How to explain, coordinate, and share your efforts with others. If you're a traditional software tester who has never written an automated test before, this is the perfect book for getting started. Together, we'll go through everything you'll need to start writing your own tests. If you're a developer, but haven't thought much about testing, this book will show you how to move fast without breaking stuff. You'll test RESTful web services and legacy systems, and see how to organize your tests. And if you're a team lead, this is the Rosetta Stone you've been looking for. This book will help you bridge that testing gap between your developers and your testers by giving your team a model to discuss automated testing, and most importantly, to coordinate their efforts. The Way of the Web Tester is packed with cartoons, graphics, best practices, war stories, plenty of humor, and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.
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Apache JMeter

A Practical Beginner's Guide to Automated Testing and Performance Measurement for Your Websites

Author: Emily H. Halili

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781847192967

Category: Computers

Page: 141

View: 7864

A practical beginner's guide to automated testing and performance measurement for your websites
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Selenium 1.0 Testing Tools Beginner's Guide

Author: David Burns

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 184951027X

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 6045

Test your web applications with multiple browsers using the Selenium Framework to ensure the quality of web applications.
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Python Testing

Beginner's Guide

Author: Daniel Arbuckle

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847198856

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 8324

The book begins with the very foundations of automated testing, and expands on them until the best-practice tools and techniques are fully covered. New concepts are illustrated with step-by-step hands-on exercises. Testing will be easier and more enjoyable with this beginner's guide. If you are a Python developer and want to write tests for your applications, this book will get you started and show you the easiest way to learn testing. You need to have sound Python programming knowledge to follow along. An awareness of software testing would be good, but no formal knowledge of testing is expected nor do you need to have any knowledge of the libraries discussed in the book.
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Beautiful Testing

Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software

Author: Adam Goucher,Tim Riley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144938868X

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 6984

Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it's a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Microsoft's Alan Page knows a lot about large-scale test automation, and shares some of his secrets on how to make it beautiful Scott Barber explains why performance testing needs to be a collaborative process, rather than simply an exercise in measuring speed Karen Johnson describes how her professional experience intersected her personal life while testing medical software Rex Black reveals how satisfying stakeholders for 25 years is a beautiful thing Mathematician John D. Cook applies a classic definition of beauty, based on complexity and unity, to testing random number generators All author royalties will be donated to the Nothing But Nets campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease that kills millions of children in Africa each year. This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook Murali Nandigama Karen N. Johnson Chris McMahon Jennitta Andrea Lisa Crispin Matt Heusser Andreas Zeller David Schuler Tomasz Kojm Adam Christian Tim Riley Isaac Clerencia
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The Agile Samurai

How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software

Author: Jonathan Rasmusson

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680504940

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 2791

Printed in full color. Faced with a software project of epic proportions? Tired of over-committing and under-delivering? Enter the dojo of the agile samurai, where agile expert Jonathan Rasmusson shows you how to kick-start, execute, and deliver your agile projects. Combining cutting-edge tools with classic agile practices, The Agile Samurai gives you everything you need to deliver something of value every week and make rolling your software into production a non-event. Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover: how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you're a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member. The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It's packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way. This book will make a difference.
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Explore It!

Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing

Author: Elisabeth Hendrickson

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680503502

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 8776

Uncover surprises, risks, and potentially serious bugs with exploratory testing. Rather than designing all tests in advance, explorers design and execute small, rapid experiments, using what they learned from the last little experiment to inform the next. Learn essential skills of a master explorer, including how to analyze software to discover key points of vulnerability, how to design experiments on the fly, how to hone your observation skills, and how to focus your efforts. Software is full of surprises. No matter how careful or skilled you are, when you create software it can behave differently than you intended. Exploratory testing mitigates those risks. Part 1 introduces the core, essential skills of a master explorer. You'll learn to craft charters to guide your exploration, to observe what's really happening (hint: it's harder than it sounds), to identify interesting variations, and to determine what expected behavior should be when exercising software in unexpected ways. Part 2 builds on that foundation. You'll learn how to explore by varying interactions, sequences, data, timing, and configurations. Along the way you'll see how to incorporate analysis techniques like state modeling, data modeling, and defining context diagrams into your explorer's arsenal. Part 3 brings the techniques back into the context of a software project. You'll apply the skills and techniques in a variety of contexts and integrate exploration into the development cycle from the very beginning. You can apply the techniques in this book to any kind of software. Whether you work on embedded systems, Web applications, desktop applications, APIs, or something else, you'll find this book contains a wealth of concrete and practical advice about exploring your software to discover its capabilities, limitations, and risks.
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A Friendly Introduction to Software Testing

Author: Bill Laboon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523477371

Category:

Page: 224

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As the title states, this is a friendly introduction to software testing. It covers the basics of testing theory and terminology, how to write test plans, and how defects are found and reported. It also goes over more advanced testing topics such as performance testing, security testing, combinatorial testing and others. Written by a software engineer with more than fifteen years of software development and quality assurance experience, this book provides an industry-focused introduction to the field of software testing.
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Java for Testers

Learn Java Fundamentals Fast

Author: MR Alan J Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956733252

Category:

Page: 436

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This book is for people who want to learn Java. Particularly people on a team that want to learn Java, but who aren't going to be coding the main Java application i.e. Testers, Managers, Business Analysts, Front End Developers, Designers, etc. If you already know Java then this book may not be for you. This book is aimed at beginners. Designed to help the reader get started fast, the book is easy to follow, and has examples related to testing. You can find the companion web site for the book at http: //javafortesters.com The book covers 'just enough' to get people writing tests and abstraction layers. For example, the book cover the basics of Inheritance, but doesn't really cover Interfaces in detail. We explain the concept of Interfaces, because we need to know it to understand Collections, but not how to write them. Why? Because the book covers enough to get you started, and working. But not overload the reader. Once you are on your way, and have gained some experience. You should have the basic knowledge to understand the additional concepts. Why 'for testers'? Java Developers coding production applications in Java need to learn Java differently from other people on the team. Throughout the author's career, he has have written thousands of lines of Java code, but has rarely had to compile the code into an application. Yet, when we learn Java from most books, one of the first things we learn is 'javac' and the 'main' method and working from the command line. And this is confusing. Most of the code the author writes is wrapped up in a JUnit @Test method. The author has trained many people to write automation in Java, and everytime he has taught Java to testers or other people on the team, we start with a JUnit @Test method and run tests from the IDE. Testers, and other people on the team use java differently. This book provides a different order and approach to learning Java. You can find the source code for all examples and exercises used in the book over on github: https: //github.com/eviltester/javaForTestersCode
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Effective Testing with RSpec 3

Build Ruby Apps with Confidence

Author: Myron Marston,Ian Dees

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680503464

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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"Our tests are broken again!" "Why does the suite take so long to run?" "What value are we getting from these tests anyway?" Solve your testing problems by building and maintaining quality software with RSpec - the popular BDD-flavored Ruby testing framework. This definitive guide from RSpec's lead developer shows you how to use RSpec to drive more maintainable designs, specify and document expected behavior, and prevent regressions during refactoring. Build a project using RSpec to design, describe, and test the behavior of your code. Whether you're new to automated tests or have been using them for years, this book will help you write more effective tests. RSpec has been downloaded more than 100 million times and has inspired countless test frameworks in other languages. Use this influential Ruby testing framework to iteratively develop a project with the confidence that comes from well-tested code. This book guides you through creating a Ruby project with RSpec, and explores the individual components in detail. Start by learning the basics of installing and using RSpec. Then build a real-world JSON API, using RSpec throughout the process to drive a BDD-style outside-in workflow. Apply an effective test strategy to write fast, robust tests that support evolutionary design through refactoring. The rest of the book provides the definitive guide to RSpec's components. Use rspec-core's metadata to slice and dice your spec suite. Dig into rspec-expectations' matchers: compose them in flexible ways, specify expected outcomes with precision, and diagnose problems quickly with the help of good failure messages. Write fast, isolated tests with rspec-mocks' test doubles while pushing your code toward simpler interfaces. The authors, with a combined 20 years of automated testing experience, share testing wisdom that will lead to a fun, productive testing experience. What You Need: To follow along with the book, you'll need Ruby 2.2+. The book will guide you through installing RSpec 3 and setting up a new project to use it.
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Selenium WebDriver 3 Practical Guide

End-to-end automation testing for web and mobile browsers with Selenium WebDriver, 2nd Edition

Author: Unmesh Gundecha,Satya Avasarala

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788996011

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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Real-world examples of cross-browser, mobile, and data-driven testing with all the latest features of Selenium WebDriver 3 Key Features Unlock the full potential of Selenium to test your web applications Use Selenium Grid for faster, parallel running, and cross-browser testing Test iOS and Android Apps with Appium Book Description Selenium WebDriver is an open source automation tool implemented through a browser-specific driver, which sends commands to a browser and retrieves results. The latest version of Selenium 3 brings with it a lot of new features that change the way you use and setup Selenium WebDriver. This book covers all those features along with the source code, including a demo website that allows you to work with an HMTL5 application and other examples throughout the book. Selenium WebDriver 3 Practical Guide will walk you through the various APIs of Selenium WebDriver, which are used in automation tests, followed by a discussion of the various WebDriver implementations available. You will learn to strategize and handle rich web UI using advanced WebDriver API along with real-time challenges faced in WebDriver and solutions to handle them. You will discover different types and domains of testing such as cross-browser testing, load testing, and mobile testing with Selenium. Finally, you will also be introduced to data-driven testing using TestNG to create your own automation framework. By the end of this book, you will be able to select any web application and automate it the way you want. What you will learn Understand what Selenium 3 is and how is has been improved than its predecessor Use different mobile and desktop browser platforms with Selenium 3 Perform advanced actions, such as drag-and-drop and action builders on web page Learn to use Java 8 API and Selenium 3 together Explore remote WebDriver and discover how to use it Perform cross browser and distributed testing with Selenium Grid Use Actions API for performing various keyboard and mouse actions Who this book is for Selenium WebDriver 3 Practical Guide is for software quality assurance/testing professionals, software project managers, or software developers interested in using Selenium for testing their applications. Prior programming experience in Java is necessary.
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Developer Testing

Building Quality into Software

Author: Alexander Tarlinder

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134291085

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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How do successful agile teams deliver bug-free, maintainable software—iteration after iteration? The answer is: By seamlessly combining development and testing. On such teams, the developers write testable code that enables them to verify it using various types of automated tests. This approach keeps regressions at bay and prevents “testing crunches”—which otherwise may occur near the end of an iteration—from ever happening. Writing testable code, however, is often difficult, because it requires knowledge and skills that cut across multiple disciplines. In Developer Testing, leading test expert and mentor Alexander Tarlinder presents concise, focused guidance for making new and legacy code far more testable. Tarlinder helps you answer questions like: When have I tested this enough? How many tests do I need to write? What should my tests verify? You’ll learn how to design for testability and utilize techniques like refactoring, dependency breaking, unit testing, data-driven testing, and test-driven development to achieve the highest possible confidence in your software. Through practical examples in Java, C#, Groovy, and Ruby, you’ll discover what works—and what doesn’t. You can quickly begin using Tarlinder’s technology-agnostic insights with most languages and toolsets while not getting buried in specialist details. The author helps you adapt your current programming style for testability, make a testing mindset “second nature,” improve your code, and enrich your day-to-day experience as a software professional. With this guide, you will Understand the discipline and vocabulary of testing from the developer’s standpoint Base developer tests on well-established testing techniques and best practices Recognize code constructs that impact testability Effectively name, organize, and execute unit tests Master the essentials of classic and “mockist-style” TDD Leverage test doubles with or without mocking frameworks Capture the benefits of programming by contract, even without runtime support for contracts Take control of dependencies between classes, components, layers, and tiers Handle combinatorial explosions of test cases, or scenarios requiring many similar tests Manage code duplication when it can’t be eliminated Actively maintain and improve your test suites Perform more advanced tests at the integration, system, and end-to-end levels Develop an understanding for how the organizational context influences quality assurance Establish well-balanced and effective testing strategies suitable for agile teams
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Designing and Implementing Test Automation Frameworks with QTP

Author: Ashish Bhargava

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782171037

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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A tutorial-based approach, showing basic coding and designing techniques to build test automation frameworks. If you are a beginner, an automation engineer, an aspiring test automation engineer, a manual tester, a test lead or a test architect who wants to learn, create, and maintain test automation frameworks, this book will accelerate your ability to develop and adapt the framework.
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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Practical Programming for Total Beginners

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276850

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: –Search for text in a file or across multiple files –Create, update, move, and rename files and folders –Search the Web and download online content –Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size –Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs –Send reminder emails and text notifications –Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.
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"Dear Evil Tester"

Author: Alan Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956733276

Category: Computer software

Page: 148

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Are you in charge of your own testing? Do you have the advice you need to advance your test approach? "Dear Evil Tester" contains advice about testing that you won't hear anywhere else. "Dear Evil Tester" is a three pronged publication designed to: -provoke not placate, -make you react rather than relax, -help you laugh not languish. Starting gently with the laugh out loud Agony Uncle answers originally published in 'The Testing Planet'. "Dear Evil Tester" then provides new answers, to never before published questions, that will hit your beliefs where they change. Before presenting you with essays that will help you unleash your own inner Evil Tester. With advice on automating, communication, talking at conferences, psychotherapy for testers, exploratory testing, tools, technical testing, and more. Dear Evil Tester randomly samples the Software Testing stomping ground before walking all over it. "Dear Evil Tester" is a revolutionary testing book for the mind which shows you an alternative approach to testing built on responsibility, control and laughter. Read what our early reviewers had to say: "Wonderful stuff there. Real deep." Rob Sabourin, @RobertASabourin Author of "I Am a Bug" "The more you know about software testing, the more you will find to amuse you." Dot Graham, @dorothygraham Author of "Experiences of Test Automation" "laugh-out-loud episodes" Paul Gerrard, @paul_gerrard Author of "The Tester's Pocketbook" "A great read for every Tester." Andy Glover, @cartoontester Author of "Cartoon Tester"
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Instant Sikuli Test Automation

Author: Ben Lau

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782167889

Category: Computers

Page: 54

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Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A concise guide written in an easy-to follow style using the Starter guide approach.This book is aimed at automation and testing professionals who want to use Sikuli to automate GUI. Some Python programming experience is assumed.
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Learn Selenium in 1 Day

Definitive Guide to Learn Selenium for Beginners

Author: Krishna Rungta

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781521419410

Category: Computers

Page: 404

View: 6701

Selenium is a the most popular open-source test automation tool. Its widely used in Industry to automate web and mobile projects. Selenium can be used to test across different browsers and platforms. Its flexible enough to allow you to code your automation scripts in languages like Java, C#, Python etc. Selenium primarily has 3 components Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Selenium WebDriver Selenium Grid This book covers tutorials and training to teach you Selenium 2 as well Selenium 3. The book uses Java as the scripting language. Table Of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Selenium Chapter 2: Install Selenium IDE and FireBug Chapter 3: Introduction to Selenium IDE Chapter 4: Creating your First Selenium IDE script Chapter 5: How to use Locators in Selenium IDE Chapter 6: How to enhance a script using Selenium IDE Chapter 7: Introduction to WebDriver & Comparison with Selenium RC Chapter 8: Guide to install Selenium WebDriver Chapter 9: Creating your First Script in Webdriver Chapter 10: Accessing Forms in Webdriver Chapter 11: Accessing Links & Tables using Selenium Webdriver Chapter 12: Keyboard Mouse Events , Uploading Files - Webdriver Chapter 13: How TestNG makes Selenium tests easier Chapter 14: Introduction to Selenium Grid Chapter 15: Parameterization using XML and DataProviders: Selenium Chapter 16: Cross Browser Testing using Selenium Chapter 17: All About Excel in Selenium: POI & JXL Chapter 18: Creating Keyword & Hybrid Frameworks with Selenium Chapter 19: Page Object Model (POM) & Page Factory in Selenium: Ultimate Guide Chapter 20: PDF, Emails and Screenshot of Test Reports in Selenium
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More Agile Testing

Learning Journeys for the Whole Team

Author: Janet Gregory,Lisa Crispin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321967054

Category: Computers

Page: 486

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Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin pioneered the agile testing discipline with their previous work, Agile Testing. Now, in More Agile Testing, they reflect on all they've learned since. They address crucial emerging issues, share evolved agile practices, and cover key issues agile testers have asked to learn more about. Packed with new examples from real teams, this insightful guide offers detailed information about adapting agile testing for your environment; learning from experience and continually improving your test processes; scaling agile testing across teams; and overcoming the pitfalls of automated testing. You'll find brand-new coverage of agile testing for the enterprise, distributed teams, mobile/embedded systems, regulated environments, data warehouse/BI systems, and DevOps practices. You'll come away understanding • How to clarify testing activities within the team • Ways to collaborate with business experts to identify valuable features and deliver the right capabilities • How to design automated tests for superior reliability and easier maintenance • How agile team members can improve and expand their testing skills • How to plan “just enough,” balancing small increments with larger feature sets and the entire system • How to use testing to identify and mitigate risks associated with your current agile processes and to prevent defects • How to address challenges within your product or organizational context • How to perform exploratory testing using “personas” and “tours” • Exploratory testing approaches that engage the whole team, using test charters with session- and thread-based techniques • How to bring new agile testers up to speed quickly–without overwhelming them Janet Gregory is founder of DragonFire Inc., an agile quality process consultancy and training firm. Her passion is helping teams build quality systems. For almost fifteen years, she has worked as a coach and tester, introducing agile practices into companies of all sizes and helping users and testers understand their agile roles. She is a frequent speaker at agile and testing software conferences, and is a major contributor to the agile testing community. Lisa Crispin, an experienced agile testing practitioner and coach, regularly leads conference workshops on agile testing and contributes frequently to agile software publications. She enjoys collaborating as part of an awesome agile team to produce quality software. Since 1982, she has worked in a variety of roles on software teams, in a wide range of industries. She joined her first agile team in 2000 and continually learns from other teams and practitioners.
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