Abstract: Practical Software Testing by Burnstein is based on the needs of the under graduate students and the software professional / testers. The author ha adopted a very innovative approach of teaching software testing. It provides both the foundation level introductory knowledge as well as real life applications of software testing. It introduces testing concepts that are managerial, technical, and process oriented, using the Testing Maturity Model technique .
Software testing at various stages of software product development acts as in-process control. It improves the quality of product as well as reduces rework which otherwise can result in cost over-runs / time-over runs. In this book the author has taken due care of explaining about relationships between the testing process, maturity goals, and such key players as managers, testers and client groups. In the initial chapters it covers testing fundamentals , defects, hypotheses, and tests. Thereafter it build on strategies and methods for test case design I , test case design II and Level of testing. In the nest part it deals with controlling, monitoring, evaluating testing process and review as a testing activity . The main contribution of this book is in area of defect analysis and prevention
The book is strongly recommended for software testers and managers.
Contact : Dr Sarbjit D Singh