The Book on Software Testing, Volume 1
The Book on Software Testing, Volume 1
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The Book on Software Testing, Volume 1

Last updated on 2017-02-12

About the Book

The Book on Software Testing, Volume 1 is a compilation of short stories, poems, and vignettes offering perspectives from software testers who attended the Let's Test South Africa 2016 context-driven testing conference, held just outside Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ranging from funny to sad, angry to enthusiastic, assured to inquisitive, every entry rings with the voice of the author who penned it. Leonidas Hepis and Benjamin Segebartt coached the authors on Seven Keys to Insightful Writing, a set of attitudes and exercises to bring every writer's wisdom onto the written page. The resulting vignettes were assembled within a day into this book, now available here.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Chapter 1 - Realisations

Correctness, Quality, Zero Defects

Going Into Battle

Retrospective

Keep Doing, Stop Doing, Start Doing

Automation

It's Hard Not to Care

Stand on a Chair

Consider These

Metrics

Constantly Questioning

Chapter 2 - This, Too, Happens

Danger

Happy Customers

The Hand-Me Down Tester

The Deep Irony of Certification

Costly Automation

Interrogation Interview

Anybody But Somebody

Magic

He Said She Said

Chapter 3 - Cultivating a Better Approach

Feedback

Feelings, The Reliable Bug Detectors

Testing is Testing - A Sketchnote

Not Just Working Together

Lizard Brain

Collaboration

Perfectly Imperfect

Turn Testing Around

Elevating The Conversation

Values To Empathy

Keep Your Shirt On - A Sketchnote

Learning While Doing

Fresh Value

Games

One-Up Your Test Game - A Sketchnote

Conflicts

Modeling Reality

Connections in Context

On Writing About Testing

On Turning and Transformations

A Treasure Island, No Map

Chapter 4 - Value of Testing

From an Outsider

Tester Currency

Blame

We Test All Sorts of Things

Does He Bite

In Between Lines of Code

Interrogation

Epilogues

Afterword


About the Contributors

Gerald Mücke
Gerald Mücke
Belinda Ndlovu
Belinda Ndlovu
Paul Lloyd
Paul Lloyd
Joanne Perold
Joanne Perold
Louise Perold
Louise Perold
Danie Roux
Danie Roux
Barry Tandy
Barry Tandy
Trevor Wridgway
Trevor Wridgway
Jemma Wright
Jemma Wright
Henrik Andersson
Henrik Andersson
Scott Barber
Scott Barber
Karen Greaves
Karen Greaves
Matthew Broadley
Matthew Broadley
Samantha Laing
Samantha Laing
Cindy Carless
Cindy Carless
Oz Chihwayi
Oz Chihwayi
Clare Forson
Clare Forson
Paul Holland
Paul Holland
Ina Joubert
Ina Joubert
Chris Lawson
Chris Lawson
Christopher Linnell
Christopher Linnell
Jody-Lee Loubser
Jody-Lee Loubser
Regina Martins
Regina Martins

Causes Supported

Shine Literacy

Words can change worlds
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Shine Literacy is an award-winning leader in Foundation Phase literacy innovation in South Africa. Since its inception in 2000, Shine has taken an entrepreneurial approach to tackling the country’s stubborn and unacceptably low literacy rates. Focusing on developing the reading, writing and speaking skills of Grade Two and Three children from disadvantaged communities, Shine aims to support children to engage effectively with learning by the time they finish the Foundation Phase of schooling.

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