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Would Heu-Risk it?

Tools, traps and weapons for Software Testing

About the Book

Software testing is a million dollar industry with an ever-growing number of professionals wanting to get into the business, skill up and/or deepen their knowledge. 

Software is in everything  and with an ever-increasing need for speed, the need for good, skillful testing is bigger than ever. Software testing includes so many different activities, from critically investigating business requirements and suggested  software solutions to exploring and investigating the finished product. It involves automation and  tool usage as well as manual work. 

Finding problems before they hit the user can save businesses large amounts of money, and bad will. Finding it swiftly is key. 

While most books about software testing focus on a classic textbook approach to teaching, this book choses to teach through telling stories in a fun, easy to digest way. 30 important lessons learned through working in software development for more than twenty years.

It varies from the very basics to some very technical points many testers seldom know or care about. This is a book where most can find parts to learn from, while others will make them smile because they recognize the problem well. 

Many books today are aimed at  either “manual testers”,  automation engineers or developers. This book has something to teach anyone who comes into contact with testing in their work and tries to weave people, business and technical skills into the same stories.

About the Author

Lena Wiberg
Lena Wiberg

Lena Wiberg started out as a developer in 1999 but moved full-time into testing about 10 years later. Since then she has worked in many different roles relating to testing but has always been most interested in looking at the bigger picture. Around 2017 she moved into management and about at the same time she started speaking and facilitating workshops at conferences around the world. 

She is passionate about continuous learning and improvement, both in personal development and in software development practices.

She writes about software related topics on her blog

On the personal side, Lena loves gaming, science-fiction and fantasy and sewing. She lives just outside of Stockholm with her husband and  teenage kids.


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Table of Contents

  •  
    • Foreword by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin
    • Preface
  • Part 1: Traps
    • Traps - an overview
    • Mischievous Misconceptions
    • The Temptress’ Trails
    • The Glutton
    • The Shallows
    • Alethophobia
    • Fool’s Assumptions
    • Drowning in the deep
    • The Shapeshifter
    • The Inconceivable
    • Tunnel Vision
  • Part 2: Tools
    • Tools - An overview
    • The Facade
    • Don´t Turn Back
    • Forever and never
    • The Observer
    • The Illusionist
    • Constantly Consistent
    • The Contract
    • Goldilocks
    • Three is the magic number
    • The Memory Master
  • Part 3: Weapons
    • Weapons - An overview
    • The Rift
    • Allies
    • Beyond the border
    • The Twins
    • Opus Interruptus
    • The Unexpected
    • The Hive
    • Lost in translation
    • The Juggler
    • The Corruptor
    • Summary
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A: Reading suggestions
    • Appendix B: Web Testing Checklist
  • Notes

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