Author: Alan Page,Ken Johnston,Bj Rollison

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638314

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 322

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
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Author: Alan Page,Ken Johnston,Bj Rollison

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 9780735624252

Category: Computers

Page: 423

View: 1124

Looks at the process, tools, and systems used by Microsoft's software testers.
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Author: Alan Page,Ken Johnston,Bj Rollison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735638314

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 436

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
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Author: James A. Whittaker,Jason Arbon,Jeff Carollo

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321803027

Category: Computers

Page: 281

View: 8820

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.
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Author: Jeff Levinson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132180603

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 1919

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.
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Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software

Author: Adam Goucher,Tim Riley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144938868X

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 6551

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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Author: Glenford J. Myers,Corey Sandler,Tom Badgett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118133153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2865

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.
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Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services

Author: Mike Andrews,James A. Whittaker

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321657510

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 2638

Rigorously test and improve the security of all your Web software! It’s as certain as death and taxes: hackers will mercilessly attack your Web sites, applications, and services. If you’re vulnerable, you’d better discover these attacks yourself, before the black hats do. Now, there’s a definitive, hands-on guide to security-testing any Web-based software: How to Break Web Software. In this book, two renowned experts address every category of Web software exploit: attacks on clients, servers, state, user inputs, and more. You’ll master powerful attack tools and techniques as you uncover dozens of crucial, widely exploited flaws in Web architecture and coding. The authors reveal where to look for potential threats and attack vectors, how to rigorously test for each of them, and how to mitigate the problems you find. Coverage includes · Client vulnerabilities, including attacks on client-side validation · State-based attacks: hidden fields, CGI parameters, cookie poisoning, URL jumping, and session hijacking · Attacks on user-supplied inputs: cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and directory traversal · Language- and technology-based attacks: buffer overflows, canonicalization, and NULL string attacks · Server attacks: SQL Injection with stored procedures, command injection, and server fingerprinting · Cryptography, privacy, and attacks on Web services Your Web software is mission-critical–it can’t be compromised. Whether you’re a developer, tester, QA specialist, or IT manager, this book will help you protect that software–systematically.
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Author: Larry Brader,Howie Hilliker,Alan Cameron Wills

Publisher: Microsoft patterns & practices

ISBN: 9781621140184

Category:

Page: 248

View: 5485

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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From Concept to Continuous Feedback

Author: Sam Guckenheimer,Neno Loje

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321685857

Category: Computers

Page: 289

View: 778

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
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Author: Alexei Vorontsov,James W. Newkirk

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735637415

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 1018

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
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The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft

Author: G. Pascal Zachary

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480494844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 5404

Showstopper is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary. Driven by the legendary David Cutler, a picked band of software engineers sacrifices almost everything in their lives to build a new, stable, operating system aimed at giving Microsoft a platform for growth through the next decade of development in the computing business. Comparable in many ways to the Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder, Showstopper gets deep inside the process of software development, the lives and motivations of coders and the pressure to succeed coupled with the drive for originality and perfection that can pull a diverse team together to create a program consisting of many hundreds of thousands of lines of code.
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A Context-Driven Approach

Author: Cem Kaner,James Bach,Bret Pettichord

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118080556

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2039

Decades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned. The world's leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, Lessons Learned in Software Testing speeds you through the critical testing phase of the software development project without the extensive trial and error it normally takes to do so. The ultimate resource for software testers and developers at every level of expertise, this guidebook features: * Over 200 lessons gleaned from over 30 years of combined testing experience * Tips, tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid by simply reading the book rather than finding out the hard way * Lessons for all key topic areas, including test design, test management, testing strategies, and bug reporting * Explanations and examples of each testing trouble spot help illustrate each lesson's assertion
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A Practical Guide to Testing

Author: James A. Whittaker

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780201796193

Category: Computers

Page: 178

View: 1878

CD-ROM contains: Canned HEAT v.2.0 -- Holodeck Lite v. 1.0.
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Author: Jason Grieves,Masahiko Kaneko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 78

View: 5949

A guide to plan for accessibility from the start of the development cycle to create websites and software that meets the needs of users.
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Author: Jim McCarthy,Michele McCarthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735623194

Category: Computers

Page: 199

View: 3376

Provides a variety of ideas, techniques, and strategies for effective software development.
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A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft

Author: Eric Brechner

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735664889

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 1531

Get the brutal truth about coding, testing, and project management—from a Microsoft insider who tells it like it is. I. M. Wright's deliberately provocative column "Hard Code" has been sparking debate amongst thousands of engineers at Microsoft for years. And now (despite our better instincts), we're making his opinions available to everyone. In this collection of over 80 columns, Eric Brechner's alter ego pulls no punches with his candid commentary and best practice solutions to the issues that irk him the most. He dissects the development process, examines tough team issues, and critiques how the software business is run, with the added touch of clever humor and sardonic wit. His ideas aren't always popular (not that he cares), but they do stimulate discussion and imagination needed to drive software excellence. Get the unvarnished truth on how to: Improve software quality and value—from design to security Realistically manage project schedules, risks, and specs Trim the fat from common development inefficiencies Apply process improvement methods—without being an inflexible fanatic Drive your own successful, satisfying career Don't be a dictator—develop and manage a thriving team! Companion Web site includes: Agile process documents Checklists, templates, and other resources
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Patterns and Paradigms for Scalable, Reliable Services

Author: Brendan Burns

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491983612

Category: Computers

Page: 166

View: 4484

In the race to compete in today’s fast-moving markets, large enterprises are busy adopting new technologies for creating new products, processes, and business models. But one obstacle on the road to digital transformation is placing too much emphasis on technology, and not enough on the types of processes technology enables. What if different lines of business could build their own services and applications—and decision-making was distributed rather than centralized? This report explores the concept of a digital business platform as a way of empowering individual business sectors to act on data in real time. Much innovation in a digital enterprise will increasingly happen at the edge, whether it involves business users (from marketers to data scientists) or IoT devices. To facilitate the process, your core IT team can provide these sectors with the digital tools they need to innovate quickly. This report explores: Key cultural and organizational changes for developing business capabilities through cross-functional product teams A platform for integrating applications, data sources, business partners, clients, mobile apps, social networks, and IoT devices Creating internal API programs for building innovative edge services in low-code or no-code environments Tools including Integration Platform as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Integration Software as a Service The challenge of integrating microservices and serverless architectures Event-driven architectures for processing and reacting to events in real time You’ll also learn about a complete pervasive integration solution as a core component of a digital business platform to serve every audience in your organization.
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Fundamental Principles and Essential Knowledge

Author: James McCaffrey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781439229071

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 9352

This book presents explanations of the topics which were identified by software test managers in surveys as being essential knowledge for software test engineers, developers, and program managers.
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Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786463342

Category: Computers

Page: 558

View: 9815

Obtain enterprise agility and continuous delivery by implementing DevOps with Windows Server 2016 About This Book This practical learning guide will improve your application lifecycle management and help you manage environments efficiently Showcase through a sample application ways to apply DevOps principles and practices in the real world Implement DevOps using latest technologies in Windows Server 2016 such as Windows Container, Docker, and Nano Servers Who This Book Is For This book is for .NET developers and system administrators who have a basic knowledge of Windows Server 2016 and are now eager to implement DevOps at work using Windows Server 2016. Knowledge of Powershell, Azure, and containers will help. What You Will Learn Take a deep dive into the fundamentals, principles, and practices of DevOps Achieve an end-to-end DevOps implementation Execute source control management using GITHUB and VSTS vNext Automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure Build and release pipeline Measure the success of DevOps through application instrumentation and monitoring In Detail Delivering applications swiftly is one of the major challenges faced in fast-paced business environments. Windows Server 2016 DevOps is the solution to these challenges as it helps organizations to respond faster in order to handle the competitive pressures by replacing error-prone manual tasks using automation. This book is a practical description and implementation of DevOps principles and practices using the features provided by Windows Server 2016 and VSTS vNext. It jumps straight into explaining the relevant tools and technologies needed to implement DevOps principles and practices. It implements all major DevOps practices and principles and takes readers through it from envisioning a project up to operations and further. It uses the latest and upcoming concepts and technologies from Microsoft and open source such as Docker, Windows Container, Nano Server, DSC, Pester, and VSTS vNext. By the end of this book, you will be well aware of the DevOps principles and practices and will have implemented all these principles practically for a sample application using the latest technologies on the Microsoft platform. You will be ready to start implementing DevOps within your project/engagement. Style and approach This practical, learning book is linear and progressive, and every chapters builds on the previous chapters. We focus on the practical skills required to implement DevOps, with a summary of the key concepts only where strictly necessary.
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