Explore It!: Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing

Explore It Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing Uncover surprises risks and potentially serious bugs with exploratory testing Rather than designing all tests in advance explorers design and execute small rapid experiments In this book you ll l

  • Title: Explore It!: Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing
  • Author: Elisabeth Hendrickson
  • ISBN: 9781937785024
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Uncover surprises, risks, and potentially serious bugs with exploratory testing Rather than designing all tests in advance, explorers design and execute small, rapid experiments In this book, you ll learn how to analyze software to discover key points of vulnerability, how to design experiments on the fly, how to hone your observation skills, and how to focus your effortUncover surprises, risks, and potentially serious bugs with exploratory testing Rather than designing all tests in advance, explorers design and execute small, rapid experiments In this book, you ll learn how to analyze software to discover key points of vulnerability, how to design experiments on the fly, how to hone your observation skills, and how to focus your efforts.You ll start by crafting charters to guide your exploration Then you ll vary interactions, sequences, data, timing, and configurations You ll incorporate analysis techniques such as state modeling, data modeling, and defining context diagrams Finally, you ll apply the skills and techniques in a variety of contexts and integrate exploration into the development cycle from the beginning.You can apply the techniques in this book to any kind of software to discover its capabilities, limitations, and risks.

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    1. There are two chapters being written yet, but the book is just awesome!The best book I've read about testing until today.I really recommend it, specially for for developers and testers, but it could be interesting for everyone working on team that is building any kind of (software) product.

    2. Exploratory testing has been getting press lately. Deservedly so, I should say. Still, outside of blog posts and direct interaction with those who have represented the movement of exploratory testing, there isn't a good one stop for explaining what exploratory testing is in a meaningful way. Practitioners have to scratch around and try out a number of different sources and models and deal with a lot of "it depends". Getting all of the details in one place, and with a smooth narrative that can he [...]

    3. The book talks about exploratory approach to testing wherein we explore the subject at and around "boundaries" to figure out how the subject performs at and around "boundaries". The book provides good strategies to process to conduct exploratory testing along with exploration strategies specific to different kinds of boundaries. If you write tests on a day to day basis and benefit from them, most of the content may seem like "been there done that" or "I agree". However, if you are skeptical abou [...]

    4. This is a quick read and offers some sensible approaches to exploratory software testing. There's no great insights, and personally I don't feel I'm going to approach testing any differently as a result of this book, but it certainly contains information that others may find helpful.

    5. A worthy read with some valuable nuggets and applicable heuristics. Not overly profound, but in general, high quality and relevant common sense wisdom for improving process and product.

    6. Another great book from Pragmatic Programmers that is worth reading whether you are in management, software development, analysis or testing. The thoughts are well laid out, the author is personable, the chapters are organized well, and lots of real world examples are provided from specific projects.In my years of working in software development I have noticed to paths testers take. Chaotic, where they initially try to break the system with the most extreme choices they can, and spec testers tha [...]

    7. Testing can be more than just following a script. When the basic functions work one can start with tests that are not formalized (jet) to figure out how wide the happy path really is. Often enough a minor difference in the input and a webpage or a parser no longer works as expected. Problems like those will not be found by regular testing and need therefore a different approach. Elisabeth Hendrickson explains in this book what exploratory testing is, how you should time box your explorations and [...]

    8. Excellent book for someone like me, who just started working with software testing and want to learn more about how to test effectively. This book is not only useful for exploratory testing but also contain some useful heuristics for when doing other kinds of testing. The only topics I miss are a discussion more about locale and Unicode which are two things that always seem to break in software.

    9. This is the perfect go-to source of information for exploratory testing, whether you'll start on a new project or you're joining a long-running one. It's clearly written and offers examples and suggestion to convey the message and get you started right away.

    10. This was a great read. It is well written and easy to follow and engaged the side of me that gets excited about testing. It exposed the methods that should be being applied for both exploratory testing and to help scope the projects themselves.

    11. Excellent ideas of the best ways to Explore software to uncover issues starting from testing the requirements!

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