Book Reviews Tagged “testing”

Developer Testing: Building Quality into Software

Developer Testing: Building Quality into Software

Early in my career as a programmer, I remember coming across the phrase, “You can’t test quality in.” I read this inan article that compared 1970s and 1980s U.S. automobile manufacturing to Japanese automobile manufacturing.

The author was saying the U.S. car manufacturers were producing cars of lower quality than their Japanese counterparts because U.S. car…

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

This is an excellent book that deserves to be read by every tester on an agile project--and since agile projects largely try to do away with specific roles, everyone tests, making this a great book for almost anyone on an agile team. The book starts by laying groundwork by defining what agile testing is and describing ten principles for doing it. Part 2 touches on…

Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash

Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash

I’ve long considered Mary and Tom Poppendieck to be among the primary theoreticians in the agile software development movement. Their first book, Lean Software Development, provided insights into the theory behind agile software development. That first book has been widely praised for helping those of us doing agile software development know why what we were doing…

Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse is a very good book. Right in the preface the author states that his goals are describe how to do rapid development of enterprise Java applications using an agile process and to show how to do so using a consistent example woven throughout the book. The book achieves those goals excellently. The book is not a…

Fit For Developing Software: Framework for Integrated Tests

Fit For Developing Software: Framework for Integrated Tests

This is a wonderful book. I first saw Fit during its infancy and I didn’t “get it.” This book will help any reader very quickly understand how this type of testing can help any software project. And, it will help you become skilled at testing this way.

This book starts out with the very basics then progresses into a case study. The first 180 pages are meant for…

JUnit Recipes: Practical Methods for Programmer Testing

JUnit Recipes: Practical Methods for Programmer Testing

My initial uses of JUnit are probably not unique. I found it a wonderful tool and a great way to replace the main methods I used to include in some (but not enough) of my Java classes. From the start, I could tell JUnit was powerful but I couldn’t clearly see easy ways to test everything I wanted to test. Over time, and through much trial and error, I learned how to…

Testing Extreme Programming

Testing Extreme Programming

This book is fantastic. I’m only a tester to the extent that everyone doing XP is a tester but I found many valuable things in this book. There are excellent chapters about how to estimate and plan releases and iterations, including excellent tips on finding hidden assumptions in your stories. I like the book so much that I just bought a copy for a tester who works…