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The Testing Network - An Integral Approach to Test Activities in Large Software Projects

of: Jean-Jacques Pierre Henry

Springer-Verlag, 2008

ISBN: 9783540785040 , 438 Pages

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The Testing Network - An Integral Approach to Test Activities in Large Software Projects


 

Content

5

The Project

12

1.1 Purpose and Contents of This Book

13

Introduction to Testing

18

2.1 Testing Challenges

18

2.2 The Significance of Requirements

26

2.3 The Nonconformity Problem

34

2.4 Test Artifacts

40

2.5 Testing Predictability

42

2.6 Software Development Methods

51

2.7 The Testing Value Chain (TVC)

61

Test Methods and Technology

66

3.1 Different Views of Testing

66

3.2 Dynamic Test Methods

70

3.3 Static Test Methods

75

3.4 Ways to Test

81

3.5 Test Technology

93

The Test Domain

120

4.1 Topology of the Test Domain

120

4.2 Data and Time Aspects

132

4.3 Table-Driven Systems (TDS)

154

4.4 Critical Technical Parameters

163

Test Processes

166

5.1 The Testing Network – Process Technology

166

5.2 Core Testing Processes

170

5.3 Test Support Processes

207

5.4 Test Neighbor Processes

216

Test Platforms and Tools

222

6.1 The Integrated Test Platform

222

6.2 TD for QC

228

6.3 The Leading Commercial SA Tools

241

6.4 The Leading Commercial Testing Tools

243

The Analysis of Defect Root Causes

246

7.1 The Methodological Approach

247

7.2 Causal Chains Explained

255

7.3 Data-Dependent Testing

273

7.4 Frequent Causes of Problems

285

7.5 Software Aging

298

7.6 The Investigation of a Technical Problem

304

Measuring Test Efforts

308

8.1 Overall Project Progress Measurement

308

8.2 Test Progress Reporting (TPR)

310

Test Issues

334

9.1 Risk Management

334

9.2 IPC Management

350

Conclusion

354

Useful Aids

358

A.1 Templates

358

A.2 Checklists

364

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

374

Test Platforms and Tool Providers

378

Acronyms

384

Glossary

392

Bibliography

428

Links

432

Index

438

Acknowledgements

446

Copyrights and Trademarks

448