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Software Test Design

By : Simon Amey
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Software Test Design

By: Simon Amey

Overview of this book

Software Test Design details best practices for testing software applications and writing comprehensive test plans. Written by an expert with over twenty years of experience in the high-tech industry, this guide will provide you with training and practical examples to improve your testing skills. Thorough testing requires a thorough understanding of the functionality under test, informed by exploratory testing and described by a detailed functional specification. This book is divided into three sections, the first of which will describe how best to complete those tasks to start testing from a solid foundation. Armed with the feature specification, functional testing verifies the visible behavior of features by identifying equivalence partitions, boundary values, and other key test conditions. This section explores techniques such as black- and white-box testing, trying error cases, finding security weaknesses, improving the user experience, and how to maintain your product in the long term. The final section describes how best to test the limits of your application. How does it behave under failure conditions and can it recover? What is the maximum load it can sustain? And how does it respond when overloaded? By the end of this book, you will know how to write detailed test plans to improve the quality of your software applications.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
1
Part 1 – Preparing to Test
6
Part 2 – Functional Testing
13
Part 3 – Non-Functional Testing
17
Conclusion
Appendix – Example Feature Specification

Appendix – Example Feature Specification

This is an example of feature specification for a login feature. It is incomplete because it doesn’t include the user interface descriptions, such as the wording of error messages and the appearance of the screens and buttons. All those gaps are noted, and to fully test the feature, you would need all that information from the user experience team.

However, it is complete as a feature specification of the login feature:

ID

Requirement

Notes

Section 1 – Enabling login

1.1

In version 5.7.1 and later, users can log in to the example.com website.

1.2

By default, when upgrading to a version that supports logging in, logging in is disabled.

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