Craft of Software Testing, The: Subsystems Testing Including Object-Based and Object-Oriented Testing, 1/e
Brian Marick, Testing Foundations, Champaign, IL
Published November, 1997 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)
Copyright 1995, 553 pp.
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This reference presents, in detail, an effective, step-by-step, cost-
effective approach to software testing that is based on common practicewith
improvements inspired by academic testing research and practial experience.
The approach is designed to be gradually adoptable, so that it does
not disrupt current work, and it scales down gracefully under schedule
pressure. Outlines a systematic process/strategy of software testing
that incorporates test design, test implementation, and measurements
of test quality. Explains solid testing techniques in detail and shows
how to apply them to testing tasks. Answers such questions as: How
do I design tests? What are common tester errors, and how do I avoid
them? How do I implement tests? How do I know how good my tests are?
How do I know when I've tested enough? Features unique coverge of
testing bug fixes and other changes.
draws on common industry practice, the author's personal
experience with testing, the author's clients, and users of GCT (Generic
promotes a philosophy of designing tests with constant attention
to likely programmer mistakes.
uses C throughtout, and the techniques apply equally well
to C++ and other languages, and to object-oriented programs.
contains detailed, step-by-step examples.
provides a modern treatment of coverage and white box testing.
features unique material on testing bug fixes and other
changese.g., how the test design process differs when you are
includes several appendices that describe how to test common
situations, and checklists for steps in the testing process.
1. Should You Read This Book?
I. THE BASIC TECHNIQUE.
2. An Overview of Subsystem Testing.
3. The Specification.
II. ADOPTING SUBSYTEM TESTING.
4. Introduction to the SREADHEX Example.
5. Building the Test Requirement Checklist.
6. Test Specifications.
7. Test Drivers and Suite Drivers.
8. Inspecting the Code with the Question Catalog.
9. Using Coverage to Test the Test Suite.
10. Cleaning Up.
11. Miscellaneous Tips.
12. Getting Going.
III. SUBSYSTEM TESTING IN PRACTICE.
13. Getting Good.
14. Using More Typical Specifications (Including None at
IV. EXAMPLES AND EXTENSIONS.
15. Working with Large Subsystems.
16. Testing Bug Fixes and Other Maintenance Changes.
17. Testing Under Schedule Pressure.
18. Syntax Testing.
V. MULTIPLYING TEST REQUIREMENTS.
19. A Second Complete Example: MAX.
20. Testing Persistent State.
21. Simpler Test Requirement Multiplication.
22. Multiplying Operation Test Requirements.
A. Test Requirement Catalog (Student Version).
B. Test Requirement Catalog (Standard Version).
C. POSIX-Specific Test Requirement Catalog (Sample).
D. A Question Catalog for Code Inspections.
E. Requirements for Complex Booleans Catalog.
F. Checklists for Test Writing.