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How We Test Software At Microsoft

Author : Alan Page
ISBN : 9780735638310
Genre : Computers
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It may surprise you to learn that Microsoft employs as many software testers as developers. Less surprising is the emphasis the company places on the testing discipline—and its role in managing quality across a diverse, 150+ product portfolio. This book—written by three of Microsoft’s most prominent test professionals—shares the best practices, tools, and systems used by the company’s 9,000-strong corps of testers. Learn how your colleagues at Microsoft design and manage testing, their approach to training and career development, and what challenges they see ahead. Most important, you’ll get practical insights you can apply for better results in your organization. Discover how to: Design effective tests and run them throughout the product lifecycle Minimize cost and risk with functional tests, and know when to apply structural techniques Measure code complexity to identify bugs and potential maintenance issues Use models to generate test cases, surface unexpected application behavior, and manage risk Know when to employ automated tests, design them for long-term use, and plug into an automation infrastructure Review the hallmarks of great testers—and the tools they use to run tests, probe systems, and track progress efficiently Explore the challenges of testing services vs. shrink-wrapped software
Category: Computers

How We Test Software At Microsoft

Author : Alan Page
ISBN : 0735624259
Genre : Computers
File Size : 89.42 MB
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Looks at the process, tools, and systems used by Microsoft's software testers.
Category: Computers

How We Test Software At Microsoft

Author : Alan Page
ISBN : 9780735638310
Genre : Computers
File Size : 78.35 MB
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It may surprise you to learn that Microsoft employs as many software testers as developers. Less surprising is the emphasis the company places on the testing discipline—and its role in managing quality across a diverse, 150+ product portfolio. This book—written by three of Microsoft’s most prominent test professionals—shares the best practices, tools, and systems used by the company’s 9,000-strong corps of testers. Learn how your colleagues at Microsoft design and manage testing, their approach to training and career development, and what challenges they see ahead. Most important, you’ll get practical insights you can apply for better results in your organization. Discover how to: Design effective tests and run them throughout the product lifecycle Minimize cost and risk with functional tests, and know when to apply structural techniques Measure code complexity to identify bugs and potential maintenance issues Use models to generate test cases, surface unexpected application behavior, and manage risk Know when to employ automated tests, design them for long-term use, and plug into an automation infrastructure Review the hallmarks of great testers—and the tools they use to run tests, probe systems, and track progress efficiently Explore the challenges of testing services vs. shrink-wrapped software
Category: Computers

How Google Tests Software

Author : James A. Whittaker
ISBN : 9780321803023
Genre : Computers
File Size : 42.57 MB
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Describes the techniques Google uses to test their software, and offers similiar techniques for analyzing risk and planning tests, allowing an Internet company to become more productive.
Category: Computers

Software Testing With Visual Studio 2010

Author : Jeff Levinson
ISBN : 013218060X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 32.95 MB
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Use Visual Studio 2010’s Breakthrough Testing Tools to Improve Quality Throughout the Entire Software Lifecycle Together, Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, Visual Studio Test Professional 2010, Lab Management 2010, and Team Foundation Server offer Microsoft developers the most sophisticated, well-integrated testing solution they’ve ever had. Now, Microsoft MVP and VS testing guru Jeff Levinson shows exactly how to use Microsoft’s new tools to save time, reduce costs, and improve quality throughout the entire development lifecycle. Jeff demonstrates how Microsoft’s new tools can help you finally overcome long-standing communication, coordination, and management challenges. You’ll discover how to perform first-rate functional testing; quickly create and execute tests and record the results with log files and video; and create bugs directly from tests, ensuring reproducibility and eliminating wasted time. Levinson offers in-depth coverage of Microsoft’s powerful new testing metrics, helping you ensure traceability all the way from requirements through finished software. Coverage includes • Planning your tests using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) • Creating test settings, structuring test cases, and managing the testing process • Executing manual tests with Microsoft Test Manager and Test Runner • Filing and resolving bugs, and customizing your bug reporting process • Automating test cases and linking automated tests with requirements • Executing automated test cases through both Visual Studio and Microsoft Test Manager • Integrating automated testing into the build process • Using Microsoft’s Lab Management virtualization platform to test applications, snapshot environments, and reproduce bugs • Implementing detailed metrics for evaluating quality and identifying improvements Whether you’re a developer, tester, manager, or analyst, this book can help you significantly improve the way you work and the results you deliver—both as an individual right now, and as a team member throughout your entire project.
Category: Computers

Beautiful Testing

Author : Adam Goucher
ISBN : 9781449388683
Genre : Computers
File Size : 39.87 MB
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Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it's a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Microsoft's Alan Page knows a lot about large-scale test automation, and shares some of his secrets on how to make it beautiful Scott Barber explains why performance testing needs to be a collaborative process, rather than simply an exercise in measuring speed Karen Johnson describes how her professional experience intersected her personal life while testing medical software Rex Black reveals how satisfying stakeholders for 25 years is a beautiful thing Mathematician John D. Cook applies a classic definition of beauty, based on complexity and unity, to testing random number generators All author royalties will be donated to the Nothing But Nets campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease that kills millions of children in Africa each year. This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook Murali Nandigama Karen N. Johnson Chris McMahon Jennitta Andrea Lisa Crispin Matt Heusser Andreas Zeller David Schuler Tomasz Kojm Adam Christian Tim Riley Isaac Clerencia
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The Art Of Software Testing

Author : Glenford J. Myers
ISBN : 9781118133156
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51.59 MB
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The classic, landmark work on software testing The hardware and software of computing have changed markedly in the three decades since the first edition of The Art of Software Testing, but this book's powerful underlying analysis has stood the test of time. Whereas most books on software testing target particular development techniques, languages, or testing methods, The Art of Software Testing, Third Edition provides a brief but powerful and comprehensive presentation of time-proven software testing approaches. If your software development project is mission critical, this book is an investment that will pay for itself with the first bug you find. The new Third Edition explains how to apply the book's classic principles to today's hot topics including: Testing apps for iPhones, iPads, BlackBerrys, Androids, and other mobile devices Collaborative (user) programming and testing Testing for Internet applications, e-commerce, and agile programming environments Whether you're a student looking for a testing guide you'll use for the rest of your career, or an IT manager overseeing a software development team, The Art of Software Testing, Third Edition is an expensive book that will pay for itself many times over.
Category: Business & Economics

Testing For Continuous Delivery With Visual Studio 2012

Author : Larry Brader
ISBN : 1621140180
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As more software projects adopt a continuous delivery cycle, testing threatens to be the bottleneck in the process. Agile development frequently revisits each part of the source code, but every change requires a re-test of the product. While the skills of the manual tester are vital, purely manual testing can't keep up. Visual Studio 2012 provides many features that remove roadblocks in the testing and debugging process and also help speed up and automate retesting. This guide shows you how to record and play back manual tests to reproduce bugs and verify the fixes, transform manual tests into code to speed up re-testing, monitor your project in terms of tests passed, create and use effective unit tests, load, and performance tests, run build-deploy-test workflows on virtual lab environments, and evolve your testing process to satisfy the demands of agile and continuous delivery. You'll learn how to set up all the tools you need for testing in Visual Studio 2012 and 2010, including Team Foundation Server, the build system, test controllers and agents, SCVMM and Hyper-V. Each chapter is structured so that you can move gradually from entry-level to advanced usage.
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Agile Software Engineering With Visual Studio

Author : Sam Guckenheimer
ISBN : 9780321685858
Genre : Computers
File Size : 58.66 MB
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The #1 guide to using Visual Studio 2010 in team development: insider coverage of this huge release, from the leader of the VSTS team * *Focuses on succeeding with new VS 2010 ALM products in real-world environments, with exclusive 'Lessons Learned at Microsoft'. *Thoroughly covers VS 2010's massive new capabilities for team development. *Contains extensive new coverage of implementing Scrum and related practices. *Covers the entire lifecycle: requirements, architecture, construction, build, test, and more This is the most practical, valuable guide for every member of the software team who intends to run or participate in software projects using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010. Written by a top Microsoft Visual Studio development team leader and a leading Visual Studio implementation consultant, it focuses on the real challenges development organizations face. The authors identify powerful lessons and best practices learned at Microsoft, and cover the entire development lifecycle, from requirements gathering through testing and beyond. This edition adds extensive coverage of VS 2010's extensive new team features, as well as new coverage of using VS 2010 to actively support teams that practice Scrum. Throughout, the authors focus on showing how to use VS 2010 to reduce waste, increase transparency, and accelerate the flow of value to the end customer. Coverage includes: * *Requirements: vision, user stories, use cases, storyboards, satisfiers/dissatisfiers, and more *Running the project: self-managing teams, metrics, sprints, and dashboards *'Value-up' views of software architecture, construction, and testing. *Build and lab: check-in, team build, continuous integration, build verification tests, reporting, deployment, and lab automation/virtualization. *Troubleshooting the project: overcoming issues ranging from scope creep to build failures
Category: Computers

Test Driven Development In Microsoft Net

Author : Alexei Vorontsov
ISBN : 9780735637412
Genre : Computers
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With the clarity and precision intrinsic to the Test-Driven Development (TDD) process itself, experts James Newkirk and Alexei Vorontsov demonstrate how to implement TDD principles and practices to drive lean, efficient coding—and better design. The best way to understand TDD is to see it in action, and Newkirk and Vorontsov walk step by step through TDD and refactoring in an n-tier, .NET-connected solution. And, as members of the development team for NUnit, a leading unit-testing framework for Microsoft .NET, the authors can offer matchless insights on testing in this environment—ultimately making their expertise your own. Test first—and drive ambiguity out of the development process: Document your code with tests, rather than paper Use test lists to generate explicit requirements and completion criteria Refactor—and improve the design of existing code Alternate programmer tests with customer tests Change how you build UI code—a thin layer on top of rigorously tested code Use tests to make small, incremental changes—and minimize the debugging process Deliver software that’s verifiable, reliable, and robust
Category: Computers