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By Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichord

Many years of software program checking out event condensed into an important classes learned.

The world's major software program checking out specialists lend you their knowledge and years of expertise that can assist you stay away from the commonest error in trying out software program. each one lesson is an statement regarding software program checking out, via a proof or instance that indicates you the how, whilst, and why of the trying out lesson. greater than simply assistance, tips, and pitfalls to prevent, classes realized in software program checking out speeds you thru the serious trying out section of the software program improvement venture with out the large trial and mistake it often takes to take action. the last word source for software program testers and builders at each point of workmanship, this guidebook features:
* Over two hundred classes gleaned from over 30 years of mixed checking out experience
* counsel, tips, and customary pitfalls to prevent via easily interpreting the booklet instead of checking out the tough way
* classes for all key subject parts, together with attempt layout, try administration, checking out suggestions, and insect reporting
* motives and examples of every trying out difficulty spot support illustrate every one lesson's statement

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