Mobile Testing

Challenges in Mobile Testing

Daniel Knott

This eBook contains chapter 3 ‘Challenges in Mobile Testing‘ from the mobile testing book ‘Hands-on Mobile App Testing‘ by Daniel Knott. It looks at how today, mobile apps must meet…
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People / Skills

Your Testing is a Joke

James Thomas (Linguamatics, UK)

Edward de Bono, in his Lateral Thinking books, makes a strong connection between humour and creativity. Creativity is key to testing, but jokes? Well, the punchline for a joke could…
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Non-Functional Testing

Application Security – What Testers Can Do!

Declan O’Riordan

Application security is the poorly understood and neglected relative of both security and testing disciplines. If budget holders and big decision makers can’t grasp the necessary principles, should you stand…
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Agile Testing

Roles and Competencies

Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

This eBook contains chapter 3, ‘Roles and Competencies’, from the testing book ‘More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team’. Here the authors describe how teams that succeed in creating high-quality…
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People / Skills

The Assertive Tester

Declan O’Riordan

Passive behaviour is a factor leading to defects, inefficiency, and security vulnerabilities in IT systems. As modern humans we mainly rely on three coping behaviours, two from our primitive past…
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Test Management

How to Assess your Test Manager

Peter Morgan, Fabián Scarano

Test Managers often assess the competence of testers. In this eBook, we turn the tables, to allow testers to assess Test Managers. As a building block along the way, we…
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Test Management

Keeping your Cucumbers Sweet

Seb Rose, Matt Wynne, Aslak Hellesøy

This extract from The Cucumber for Java Book distils many years of experience gained by the Cucumber team. In it they describe the challenges that they've seen their customers struggle with when…
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Test Automation

7 Quick Ideas To Improve Your Testing

Gojko Adzic, David Evans & Tom Roden

This eBook contains an extract from  'FiftyQuick Ideas To Improve Your Tests' by Gojko Adzic, David Evans & Tom Roden. The book  is part of the series of '50 Quick Ideas' publications which…
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Test Management

Testing as a Service models

Jonathon Wright

The Testing landscape is changing forever, the traditional approach to providing business value through testing is constantly being challenged. So businesses need to constantly re-examine the real value of testing…
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Practices & Attitudes in Software Testing (PAST) is an independent study of how software testing professionals in Europe undertake their testing practices, examining how they currently approach testing and how…
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For any software-producing company, basic prerequisites to be successful in delivering good software depend on having talented people and setting smart processes. Throughout the book, a common sense approach to…
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People / Skills

Software in Use

Karen N. Johnson

Karen N. Johnson's chapter from Beautiful Testing published by O'Reilly in 2008 describes how her professional experience intersected with her personal life while testing medical software. This roughly 15-page chapter…
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Functional Testing

Model-Based Testing for Systems of Systems

Paul C. Jorgensen

For Model-Based testing to be successful, it is necessary to model the system to be tested with an executable model-the most common ones are decision tables, finite state machines, statecharts,…
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People / Skills

Moving to Weekly Releases

Robert Lambert

This eBook is based on Rob's popular presentation at EuroSTAR 2013 and it describes how he fundamentally changed his approach to testing in order to move from 8 month to…
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Test Management

Using Your Visual Superpowers

Torbjörn Ryber

In a system development project there can be a lot of written material for us to interpret as well as assumptions that some things are already understood. We all make a lot…
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Test Management

Situational Testing

Jan Jaap Cannegieter, Roger Wouterse, Bart Fessl & Sven van Galen

Every organisation, every system and every project is different, so every test project requires a unique approach. Situational testing offers various forms of testing and allows you to complete your…
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People / Skills

Testing in the Age of Distraction

Zeger Van Hese

This paper accompanied Zeger van Hese's presentation at EuroSTAR 2013 and was chosen as the Best Paper at the Conference. "We live in curious times. Knowledge is available at our…
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Test Management

Introduction to Google Software Testing

James Whittaker

This eBook is an excerpt from James Whittaker's book entitled:'How Google Tests Software'. Here James addresses a question he gets asked more than any other. Regardless of the country he…
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Test Automation

Test Automation Anecdotes

Dorothy Graham & Mark Fewster

Software test automation has moved beyond a luxury to become a necessity. Applications and systems have grown ever larger and more complex, and manual testing simply cannot keep up. This…
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