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on February 17, 2011
This book is unstructured, much too wordy, and filled with repetitions and trivial ad-hoc annotations.
The authors have obviously found a way to split up the work between them, and the result is a superficial, fragmented, story-telling journey through the world of agile testing.

Although this book's title, subject chapters, and timing are excellent, the authors fail in fulfilling the reader's expectations. For beginners it is a swamp of words and ad-hoc stories. For the experienced it lacks new insights, clarity and structure. It is more a "sentiment report", than a good text book.

When the enthusiasm of finally getting an "agile testing bible" has been shaken off, or a competing book is published, I'm sure this book will be put away and forgotten.

On the positive side is that the book covers "the right things", and you may get valuable knowledge if you are willing to wade through 550 pages and filter out the rubbish.
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on August 10, 2012
Before buying this book I reviewed the content and it seemed interesting and Introduction seemed promising as well. I have read a half of this book searching for something useful that I can apply to my work (I have 8 years experience working in QA) and found nothing, everything I read is very obvious common sense suggestions, book is very abstract. Summary of this book: "Pair with your team mates and collaboration...", it is repeated many times in different forms.

Book that deserves reading is Software Testing by Ron Patton, purchased it as well and very happy, it is really good.
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on November 21, 2011
The top reviewer said it best, this book manages to weigh in at over 500 pages, yet has almost no examples. It's full of phrases like "business value" which everyone is in favor of but no agrees what it means. I quite literally bought this book by mistake via 1-click. Thanks, Amazon.
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on March 30, 2010
I understand how hard it is to nail down Agile testing and a good understanding of Agile is essential to become part of a team as a tester. Besides describing Agile, the book offers little in the way of actual information on testing on an Agile project. The emphasis in the title is Guide for Agile Teams - the Agile Testing isn't really discussed other than a tester is on an Agile team and you need to know what this means.
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