How We Test Software at Microsoft

Author: Alan Page
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735638310
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Computers

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

How We Test Software at Microsoft

Author: Alan Page
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780735638310
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Genre: Computers

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

How Google Tests Software

Author: James A. Whittaker
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321803023
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Computers

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.

Exploratory Software Testing

Author: James A. Whittaker
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321647858
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Computers

How to Find and Fix the Killer Software Bugs that Evade Conventional Testing In Exploratory Software Testing, renowned software testing expert James Whittaker reveals the real causes of today’s most serious, well-hidden software bugs--and introduces powerful new “exploratory” techniques for finding and correcting them. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience working at the cutting edge of testing with Google, Microsoft, and other top software organizations, Whittaker introduces innovative new processes for manual testing that are repeatable, prescriptive, teachable, and extremely effective. Whittaker defines both in-the-small techniques for individual testers and in-the-large techniques to supercharge test teams. He also introduces a hybrid strategy for injecting exploratory concepts into traditional scripted testing. You’ll learn when to use each, and how to use them all successfully. Concise, entertaining, and actionable, this book introduces robust techniques that have been used extensively by real testers on shipping software, illuminating their actual experiences with these techniques, and the results they’ve achieved. Writing for testers, QA specialists, developers, program managers, and architects alike, Whittaker answers crucial questions such as: • Why do some bugs remain invisible to automated testing--and how can I uncover them? • What techniques will help me consistently discover and eliminate “show stopper” bugs? • How do I make manual testing more effective--and less boring and unpleasant? • What’s the most effective high-level test strategy for each project? • Which inputs should I test when I can’t test them all? • Which test cases will provide the best feature coverage? • How can I get better results by combining exploratory testing with traditional script or scenario-based testing? • How do I reflect feedback from the development process, such as code changes?

Software Testing with Visual Studio 2010

Author: Jeff Levinson
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 013218060X
Release Date: 2011-02-07
Genre: Computers

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.

Beautiful Testing

Author: Adam Goucher
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449388683
Release Date: 2009-10-14
Genre: Computers

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

The Node Craftsman Book

Author: Manuel Kiessling
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787289253
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre: Computers

Become a Node.js craftsman. About This Book This book will help readers to dive deeper into software development with Node.js and JavaScript Takes a craftsman approach to Node.js and object-orientation and test-driven development Crafts many of the small details of Node.js and through to fully-fledged web applications with REST Who This Book Is For This book is written to help you if you're working with Node.js already, but you want to move your craft to the next level with Node.js, so some working knowledge of Node.js is of course already assumed, so that we can look at the work of crafting applications with Node. What You Will Learn How to connect to databases like MongoDB and MySQL from your Node.js application How to unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code When and how to leverage migrations for setting up a continuous deployment workflow Detailed insight into how the Node Package Manager, NPM works How object-orientation actually works in JavaScript Ways to keep your code fast and efficient using asynchronous and non-blocking operations How to use and create event emitters How to use REST frameworks to write full-fledged web applications How to integrate Node.js with Angular In Detail The Node Craftsman Book helps JavaScript programmers with basic Node.js knowledge to now thoroughly master Node.js and JavaScript. This book dives you deeper into the craft of software development with Node.js and JavaScript, incuding object-orientation, test-driven development, database handling, web frameworks, and much more. The Node Craftsman Book shows you how to work with Node.js and how to think deeply about how you build your Node projects. You'll master how to build a complete Node.js application across six crafting milestones, and you'll learn many specific skills to achieve that mastery. These skills include how to work with the Node Package Manager in depth, how to connect your Node applications to databases, and how to write unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code. You'll experience the full Node.js development picture, and learn how to craft and control your Node.js applications - right through to fully-fledged web applications using REST, and integration with Angular applications. Style and approach This book builds on your early knowledge and experience of Node.js and takes a craftsman approach to understanding the whole picture more deeply and shaping your Node applications to perform the way a craftsman would want. So, we take a thoughtful and broad thinking and coding approach to work with Node.js in this book.

How to Break Web Software

Author: Mike Andrews
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321369440
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Computers

Provides information on security testing Web-based software.

NET Test Automation Recipes

Author: James McCaffrey
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430201630
Release Date: 2006-11-22
Genre: Computers

This book presents practical techniques for writing lightweight software test automation in a .NET environment. If you develop, test, or manage .NET software, you will find this book very useful. With .NET, it is possible to write lightweight, custom test automation in a tiny fraction of the time it used to take. The book teaches how to automate Low-level Web application UI automation and covers SQL stored procedure testing techniques. The emphasis is on practical techniques that can be used immediately. The book is intended for software developers, testers, and managers who work with .NET technology and have a basic familiarity with .NET programming.

Effective Software Test Automation

Author: Kanglin Li
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0782151019
Release Date: 2006-02-20
Genre: Computers

"If you'd like a glimpse at how the next generation is going to program, this book is a good place to start." —Gregory V. Wilson, Dr. Dobbs Journal (October 2004) Build Your Own Automated Software Testing Tool Whatever its claims, commercially available testing software is not automatic. Configuring it to test your product is almost as time-consuming and error-prone as purely manual testing. There is an alternative that makes both engineering and economic sense: building your own, truly automatic tool. Inside, you'll learn a repeatable, step-by-step approach, suitable for virtually any development environment. Code-intensive examples support the book's instruction, which includes these key topics: Conducting active software testing without capture/replay Generating a script to test all members of one class without reverse-engineering Using XML to store previously designed testing cases Automatically generating testing data Combining Reflection and CodeDom to write test scripts focused on high-risk areas Generating test scripts from external data sources Using real and complete objects for integration testing Modifying your tool to test third-party software components Testing your testing tool Effective Software Test Automation goes well beyond the building of your own testing tool: it also provides expert guidance on deploying it in ways that let you reap the greatest benefits: earlier detection of coding errors, a smoother, swifter development process, and final software that is as bug-free as possible. Written for programmers, testers, designers, and managers, it will improve the way your team works and the quality of its products.

Microsoft Secrets

Author: Michael A. Cusumano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684855318
Release Date: 1998-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The authors reveal Microsoft's product development, marketing, and organizational strategies

Mastering Modern Web Penetration Testing

Author: Prakhar Prasad
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785289149
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Computers

Master the art of conducting modern pen testing attacks and techniques on your web application before the hacker does! About This Book This book covers the latest technologies such as Advance XSS, XSRF, SQL Injection, Web API testing, XML attack vectors, OAuth 2.0 Security, and more involved in today's web applications Penetrate and secure your web application using various techniques Get this comprehensive reference guide that provides advanced tricks and tools of the trade for seasoned penetration testers Who This Book Is For This book is for security professionals and penetration testers who want to speed up their modern web application penetrating testing. It will also benefit those at an intermediate level and web developers who need to be aware of the latest application hacking techniques. What You Will Learn Get to know the new and less-publicized techniques such PHP Object Injection and XML-based vectors Work with different security tools to automate most of the redundant tasks See different kinds of newly-designed security headers and how they help to provide security Exploit and detect different kinds of XSS vulnerabilities Protect your web application using filtering mechanisms Understand old school and classic web hacking in depth using SQL Injection, XSS, and CSRF Grasp XML-related vulnerabilities and attack vectors such as XXE and DoS techniques Get to know how to test REST APIs to discover security issues in them In Detail Web penetration testing is a growing, fast-moving, and absolutely critical field in information security. This book executes modern web application attacks and utilises cutting-edge hacking techniques with an enhanced knowledge of web application security. We will cover web hacking techniques so you can explore the attack vectors during penetration tests. The book encompasses the latest technologies such as OAuth 2.0, Web API testing methodologies and XML vectors used by hackers. Some lesser discussed attack vectors such as RPO (relative path overwrite), DOM clobbering, PHP Object Injection and etc. has been covered in this book. We'll explain various old school techniques in depth such as XSS, CSRF, SQL Injection through the ever-dependable SQLMap and reconnaissance. Websites nowadays provide APIs to allow integration with third party applications, thereby exposing a lot of attack surface, we cover testing of these APIs using real-life examples. This pragmatic guide will be a great benefit and will help you prepare fully secure applications. Style and approach This master-level guide covers various techniques serially. It is power-packed with real-world examples that focus more on the practical aspects of implementing the techniques rather going into detailed theory.

The Expert Test Manager

Author: Rex Black
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 9781681983189
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre: Computers

This book covers the ISTQB Expert Level Test Manager syllabus and is a complete, one-stop preparation guide for the reader who is otherwise qualified (based on experience as a test manager) to take the Expert Level Test Manager exam. Included are extensive hands-on exercises and sample exam questions that comply with ISTQB standards for Expert Level exams. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Verdana} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Verdana; min-height: 13.0px} The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. With more than 500,000 certificates issued and a global presence in 70 countries, you can be confident in the value and international stature that the ISTQB Expert Level certificate can offer you.