Software Testing: Concepts and Operations

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  • Ali Mili, Fairouz Tchier
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

This book explores and identifies the main issues, concepts, principles and evolution of software testing, including software quality engineering and testing concepts, test data generation, test deployment analysis, and software test management.

This book examines the principles, concepts, and processes that are fundamental to the software testing function. This book is divided into five broad parts. Part I introduces software testing in the broader context of software engineering and explores the qualities that testing aims to achieve or ascertain, as well as the lifecycle of software testing. Part II covers mathematical foundations of software testing, which include software specification, program correctness and verification, concepts of software dependability, and a software testing taxonomy. Part III discusses test data generation, specifically, functional criteria and structural criteria. Test oracle design, test driver design, and test outcome analysis is covered in Part IV. Finally, Part V surveys managerial aspects of software testing, including software metrics, software testing tools, and software product line testing.

  • Presents software testing, not as an isolated technique, but as part of an integrated discipline of software verification and validation
  • Proposes program testing and program correctness verification within the same mathematical model, making it possible to deploy the two techniques in concert, by virtue of the law of diminishing returns
  • Defines the concept of a software fault, and the related concept of relative correctness, and shows how relative correctness can be used to characterize monotonic fault removal
  • Presents the activity of software testing as a goal oriented activity, and explores how the conduct of the test depends on the selected goal
  • Covers all phases of the software testing lifecycle, including test data generation, test oracle design, test driver design, and test outcome analysis

Software Testing: Concepts and Operations is a great resource for software quality and software engineering students because it presents them with fundamentals that help them to prepare for their ever evolving discipline.

About the Author

Fairouz Tchier is an Associate Professor at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Her main areas of research are discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, Software engineering and fuzzy theory.

Ali Mili is a Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research is focused on software engineering, including technical and organizational aspects, and on software engineering education.

In this Book

  • Software Engineering: A Discipline Like No Other
  • Software Quality Attributes
  • A Software Testing Lifecycle
  • Software Specifications
  • Program Correctness and Verification
  • Failures, Errors, and Faults
  • A Software Testing Taxonomy
  • Test Generation Concepts
  • Functional Criteria
  • Structural Criteria
  • Test Oracle Design
  • Test Driver Design
  • Test Outcome Analysis
  • Metrics for Software Testing
  • Software Testing Tools
  • Testing Product Lines


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