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Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an Extreme Testing Environment Paperback – Bargain Price, July 27, 2009

ISBN-10: 0521726875 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521726875
  • ASIN: B007MXGD7C
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,373,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The author has provided very helpful and hands-on materials to individuals and managers who are moving from the waterfall (phased) method of software testing. I found the style very reader-friendly, with "suggestions on how to read this book," and the ability to jump to the section that will be most helpful to the reader. This volume will be a valuable addition to your library."
Brad Reid, reviews.com

Book Description

This book provides practical guidance for professionals, practitioners, and researchers faced with creating and rolling out their own agile testing processes. In addition to descriptions of the prominent agile methods, the book provides twenty real-world case studies of practitioners using agile methods and draws upon their experiences to propose your own agile method.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Evan on December 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading this book, and while it wasn't very helpful for me, I am considerate of the fact that perhaps I am not the intended audience.

I have worked in an agile environment for some time, and was looking for more information explicitly on testing, and how we can improve our testing processes (particularly integration/system/acceptance).

Instead, this book seems more tailored for existing testers that have never worked in an Agile environment. The book spends a lot of time explaining Agile methodologies, and at times feels like any other generic Agile development book (I understand that testing and development are closely aligned as part of Agile development).

So for me, there wasn't enough information to help us improve the way we test. However, if you are a tester that has a lot of experience in a more classical (e.g. waterfall) environment, this book might help you approach an Agile environment.

The book is packed with case studies, which could be an effective mechanism for learning about the ways that Agile methods can be applied. I found them somewhat boring, with not enough detail on specific testing techniques.
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