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Thinking-Driven Testing

The Most Reasonable Approach to Quality Control

Authors: Roman, Adam

  • Presents a new paradigm of software testing by emphasizing the role of critical thinking, system thinking and rationality as the most important skills for the tester
  • Proposes a novel meta-approach for designing effective test strategies, which is based on recent advances in psychology, economy, system sciences, and logic
  • Invites readers to re-examine common assumptions regarding software testing and shows them how to add value to their company
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About this book

This book presents a new paradigm of software testing by emphasizing the role of critical thinking, system thinking and rationality as the most important skills for the tester. It thus approaches software testing from a different perspective than in past literature, as the vast majority of books describe testing in the context of specific tools, automation, documentation, particular test design techniques or test management. In addition, the book proposes a novel meta-approach for designing effective test strategies, which is based on recent advances in psychology, economics, system sciences and logic.
Chapter 1 starts by introducing the fundamental ideas underlying software testing. Chapter 2 then describes meta-strategies in software testing, i.e. general approaches that can be adapted to many different situations that a software tester encounters. Next, Chapter 3 presents the concept of Thinking-Driven Testing (TDT). This approach utilizes the concepts discussed in the two previous chapters and introduces the main ideas that underlie a reasonable and optimal approach to software testing. Chapter 4 builds on this basis and proposes a specific approach to testing, called TQED, that makes it possible to increase creativity in the context of delivering effective, optimal test ideas. Chapter 5 provides an overview of different types of testing techniques in order to understand the fundamental concepts of test design, while Chapter 6 details various pitfalls a tester may encounter and that can originate from a wide range of testing process areas. Lastly, Chapter 7 puts all this into practice, as it contains several exercises that will help testers develop a number of crucial skills: logical thinking and reasoning, thinking out of the box, creativity, counting and estimating, and analytical thinking.
By promoting critical, rational and creative thinking, this book invites readers to re-examine common assumptions regarding software testing and shows them how to become professional testers who bring added value to their company.

About the authors

Adam Roman is a professor of computer science at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and also a both ASQ and ISTQB certified quality engineer and software tester. His research interests include software quality, model-based testing, effective test case design, test process improvement and application of AI techniques in testing. He also is a recognized expert in the field of software testing, speaker at many Polish testing conferences, and a member of the Polish Society for Quality of Informatics Systems.

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73195-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73194-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thinking-Driven Testing
Book Subtitle
The Most Reasonable Approach to Quality Control
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73195-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73195-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73194-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 305
Number of Illustrations
77 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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