We mostly ship software by date, squeezing all development and testing efforts toward that deadline. We prioritize what we think is important, and once our application passes a certain quality level, we’re ready to go live. But even when we do ship, can we tell the readiness status of our application?
"How Google Tests Software" by James Whittaker, Jason Arbon and Jeff Carollo is a book that details exactly what is described on the cover. It is an informative and interesting look beneath the covers of how a large technical organization like Google deals with the complexity of software testing.
“Experiences of Test Automation” is a compilation of experiences in the field that is hard to read from end to end but serves well as a reference for experienced readers by providing examples of approaches, obstacles and solutions in a variety of domains and technologies as well as insightful overviews from the authors.
Rajneesh Namta shares his thoughts, experiences, and some of the critical lessons learned while implementing software test automation on a recent Agile project. 5
InfoQ have talked to Dan North, Gojko Adzic, Elizabeth Keogh and Matt Wynne about Specification by Example, Executable Specifications and Feature Injection and how they relate to BDD. 1
Jian Fang describes the The Tellurium Automated Testing Framework he created which uses a novel approach to try and improved the robustness of automated testing scripts for web applications. 11
More development teams are putting testing front and center, and using TDD. Lisa Crispin covers how attitude and curiosity have shaped her career and kept her passion for testing software fresh. 3
In this interview James Bach covers topics like: engineering, why we should be telling success stories, opening our minds to other scientific domains, automated testing and exploratory testing.
Dependency Injection by Dhanji R. Prasanna is a book that tries to explore the DI idiom in detail, and present techniques in Spring and Guice. 9
In this article, the layered architecture of test automation is presented to solve the problem of test logic getting buried in unrelated supporting code. 9
ITest2 is a tool that brings refactoring to the testing community. 1
This article explores how Gorilla Logic's new, open source Flex user interface automation testing tool, FlexMonkey, can enhance the productivity of both developers and QA testers. 3