Introduction to Software Testing

9780511809163: Introduction to Software Testing

Extensively class-tested, this textbook takes an innovative approach to software testing: it defines testing as the process of applying a few well-defined, general-purpose test criteria to a structure or model of the software. It incorporates the latest innovations in testing, including techniques to test modern types of software such as OO, web applications, and embedded software. The book contains numerous examples throughout. An instructor's solution manual, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, additional examples and updates, testing tools for students, and example software programs in Java are available on an extensive website.

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'I read it, used the material in it, and found it very useful, insightful, and precise. Now that it is a 'real' book, I hope to use it as a textbook in the future.' Lionel Briand, Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway

'This is a great book for learning software testing. The clear terminology definitions and comprehensive examples provide an easy way to master the software testing techniques. After reading this book I get the image: instead of experimental techniques, which you can only get through experience, the term software testing means a set of general scientific methods and criteria that can be applied to individual cases. I think, for people who work in or prepare to enter the software testing field, this book is definitely what you need in your hand.' Ling Liu, Research Professor, ETH Zurich

'There are a lot of testing books out there, some better than others. Most are narrow in the topics they cover and the level of detail they present. In stark contrast, Ammann and Offutt's book has the advantage of presenting concepts and techniques that cover the broad range of languages and platforms used in practice by industry and academia. Theirs is one of the most thorough and practical testing books ever published.' Roger Alexander, Associate Professor, Washington State University

'The book provides an excellent high level as well as detailed presentation of topics that are often difficult for students to master, such as: control flow graph coverage, data flow graph coverage (including all-defs, all-uses, all-du-paths criteria), graph coverage for use cases, logic coverage (predicate coverage, clause coverage), syntax-based testing, etc. In particular, the logic coverage Chapter took very complex concepts and made them understandable for the students. Also, the examples that appear in the book are very useful and are highly representative of what our students run into after they graduate and land jobs as developers and/or testers.' Jane Hayes, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

'Where has this book been all these years? Your book reminds me why I wanted to study software testing in graduate school: testing touches on all the interesting theoretical/engineering models/representations for software.' Arthur Reyes, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

'This software testing textbook creatively uses only four models to capture current software testing techniques, helping students, researchers, and practitioners to deeply grasp these techniques from an abstract, systematic perspective. The textbook provides excellent balance between theory and practice!' Tao Xie, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

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This extensively class-tested textbook teaches students an innovative and successful approach to software testing. Lots of examples are used to give students a better understanding of the material. Exercises, with solutions for instructors, are included for the same reason. PowerPoint slides are available to help instructors prepare their own courses.

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