Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Reading list from BCS

General Testing Books

Title: The Testing Practitioner
Author: Erik van Veenendaal
Publisher: UTN Publishers
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 9789072194657

Title: Risk-based e-business Testing
Authors: Paul Gerrard and Neil Thompson
Publisher: Artech House
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 1580533140

Title: Introducing Software Testing: A Practical Guide for Getting Started
Author: Louise Tamres, Simon Mills
Publisher: Pearson Education / Addison Wesley
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 0201719746 or 9780201719741

Title: Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context Driven Approach
Authors: Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons inc
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 0471081124

Title: Software Testing: A Guide to the TMap Approach
Authors: Martin Pol, Ruud Teunissen and Erik Van Veenendaal
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 0201745712 or 9780201745719

Title: Systematic Software Testing
Authors: Rick D. Craig and Stefan P. Jaskiel
Publisher: Artech House
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 1580535089

Title: Software Testing
Author: Ron Patton
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 0672319837

Title: Testing IT: An Off-the-Shelf Testing Process
Author: John Watkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 052179546X

Title: Effective Methods for Software Testing
Author: William E. Perry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons inc
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 047135418X 2nd Edition; 9780764598371 3rd Edition)

Title: Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns and Tools
Author: Robert V. Binder
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 0201809389

Title: Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Testing: A People Oriented Approach
Authors: William E. Perry and Randall W. Rice
Publisher: Dorset House Publishing Co Inc
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 0932633382

Title: Software Testing in the Real World: Improving the process
Author: Edward Kit, Margaret Macknelley
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0201877562

Title: The Craft of Software Testing
Author: Brian Marick
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0131774115

Title: Black Box Testing: Techniques for Functional Testing of Software and Systems
Author: Boris Beizer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0471120944

Title: Software Testing: a craftsman's approach
Author: Paul Jorgensen
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 0849308097

Title: Testing Computer Software
Authors: Cem Kaner, Jack Falk and Hung Quoc Nguyen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 0471358460

Title: The Complete Guide to Software Testing
Author: William Hetzel
Publisher: Tarquin Publications
Publication Date: 1992
ISBN: 9780894352423

Title: The Art of Software Testing
Author: Glenford Myers, Covey Sandler, Tom Badgett, Todd M Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 0471469122

„Suggest me what to learn for this field“

„Suggest me what to learn for this field“ – how to change the career to software testing.

There is huge amount information on the web. Search google or any other search engine for keywords – software testing, testing or tester. And here you are – hundreds of links, articles, posts, etc. The problem is – where to find the most concentrated material for studying. Articles, magazines and blogs are ok, especially on specific topic. To see the full view of software testing field you need a book or a few of them. Try British Computer Society software testing certifications learning material. The syllabuses and the list of references – standards and books should help to learn more (and a lot) in this field.

how to test web services

How to test web services? the only answer i know at the moment - use SoapUI. An open-source GUI for easily creating and firing off SOAP requests.

You need:

  • to feed the WSDL - entering the url,
  • the program creates sample SOAP requests for you;
  • you edit those in a simple XML editor;
  • send it to see the response.
(For today, have not got the proper response. The database needs to be changed. Will see the results later)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

software testing standards for tester


BS-7925-1 Software Testing - Vocabulary

BS-7925-2 Standard for Software Component Testing

IEEE 1028 IEEE Standard for Software Reviews

IEEE 1012 Standard for Software Verification and Validation -Description

ISO 12207 Systems and software engineering-Software life cycle processes

Higly recommended:

IEEE 610.12 Standard glossary of software engineering terminology

IEEE 1044 Classification for Software Anomalies

IEEE 829 Software Test Documentation

IEEE 1008 Software Unit Testing

IEC 60300-3-9 Dependability Management - Part 3: Application Guide - Section 9: Risk Analysis of Technological Systems

ISO 15026 Information Technology - System and Software Integrity Levels

ISO 9126 Software Quality Model

RTCA DO-178B Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification

TMM Testing Maturity Model


IEEE 1008