Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Concise Guide to Software Testing

Authors: O'Regan, Gerard

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  • Provides a concise introduction to the field software testing, including the fundamentals of software quality and software engineering
  • Presents coverage of static testing, test planning, test analysis and design, and test management, as well as testing in the agile world
  • Describes various tools for software testing, a selection of metrics in software testing, and the verification of safety critical systems
  • Discusses test outsourcing, test process improvement, and models to enhance software testing
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About this Textbook

This practically-focused textbook provides a concise and accessible introduction to the field of software testing, explaining the fundamental principles and offering guidance on applying the theory in an industrial environment.

Topics and features: presents a brief history of software quality and its influential pioneers, as well as a discussion of the various software lifecycles used in software development; describes the fundamentals of testing in traditional software engineering, and the role that static testing plays in building quality into a product; explains the process of software test planning, test analysis and design, and test management; discusses test outsourcing, and test metrics and problem solving; reviews the tools available to support software testing activities, and the benefits of a software process improvement initiative; examines testing in the Agile world, and the verification of safety critical systems; considers the legal and ethical aspects of software testing, and the importance of software configuration management; provides key learning topics and review questions in every chapter, and supplies a helpful glossary at the end of the book.

This easy-to-follow guide is an essential resource for undergraduate students of computer science seeking to learn about software testing, and how to build high quality and reliable software on time and on budget. The work will also be of interest to industrialists including software engineers, software testers, quality professionals and software managers, as well as the motivated general reader.

About the authors

Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing. He is the author of such Springer textbooks as Concise Guide to Formal MethodsConcise Guide to Software EngineeringGuide to Discrete Mathematics, and Introduction to Software Quality.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 32,12 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28494-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Softcover 41,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28493-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concise Guide to Software Testing
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28494-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28494-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-28493-0
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 293
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 84 illustrations in colour
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