From a leading expositor of testing methods, a practical, comprehensive, hands-on guide to the state-of-the-art black-box testing techniques
This book fills a long-standing need in the software and general systems development communities to make the essential aspects of black-box testing available in one comprehensive work. Written by one of the world's most respected figures in the field of testing, it is both a valuable working resource for independent testers and programmers and an excellent practical introduction for students. Dr. Boris Beizer clearly explains the principles behind behavioral testing in general and behind the most important black-box testing techniques in use today, which involve testing a system based on its desired behavior or function and for conformance to its specifications. Then, with fully worked examples, he leads you step-by-step from specifications to finished test cases.
Complete coverage of all important test techniquesæincluding those that apply to object-oriented software
* Up-to-dateæincluding the most recent breakthroughs in domain testing that now make this technique available to the working tester with no tools needed beyond a calculator or spreadsheet
* Examples based on the popular off-the-shelf tax preparation packages let you try the techniques on your favorite tax software
* Includes all necessary IRS tax forms
* Self-evaluation quizzes help you evaluate your understanding of the material
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An expert in the software testing field, Beizer uses a range of examples testing IRS tax forms and their corresponding off-the-shelf tax preparation packages to demonstrate how a wealth of accepted and proven black box testing techniques can be used to validate the requirements of the forms as they relate to software. All methods are thoroughly introduced and tests are designed, modeled, and debugged for readers. Includes numerous self-evaluation quizzes and tax forms.About the Author:
BORIS BEIZER, PhD, is an internationally known software consultant with almost four decades of experience in the computer industry. A pioneer in software testing, he is the author of many books on the subject, two of whichæSoftware Testing Techniques and Software System Testing and Quality Assurance have long been regarded as standards in the field.
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