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.
Chapter 1 - Realisations
Correctness, Quality, Zero Defects
Going Into Battle
Keep Doing, Stop Doing, Start Doing
It's Hard Not to Care
Stand on a Chair
Chapter 2 - This, Too, Happens
The Hand-Me Down Tester
The Deep Irony of Certification
Anybody But Somebody
He Said She Said
Chapter 3 - Cultivating a Better Approach
Feelings, The Reliable Bug Detectors
Testing is Testing - A Sketchnote
Not Just Working Together
Turn Testing Around
Elevating The Conversation
Values To Empathy
Keep Your Shirt On - A Sketchnote
Learning While Doing
One-Up Your Test Game - A Sketchnote
Connections in Context
On Writing About Testing
On Turning and Transformations
A Treasure Island, No Map
Chapter 4 - Value of Testing
From an Outsider
We Test All Sorts of Things
Does He Bite
In Between Lines of Code
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