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How to Reduce the Cost of Software Testing Hardcover – September 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1439861554 ISBN-10: 1439861552 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Auerbach Publications; 1 edition (September 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439861552
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439861554
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,793,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Matthew Heusser is a software process naturalist and consulting software tester. In the twelve years he has been working in technology, he has worked as a developer, project manager, and test and quality assurance lead. During that time he also managed to serve as lead organizer of the Grand Rapids’ Perl User Group. Heusser also served as lead organizer for the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference and has presented at STAREast, the Better Software Conference, Google’s Test Automation Conference, and the Software Test Professionals Conference. In addition to speaking, Heusser is the author of the influential blog Creative Chaos ( and a contributing editor to Software Test and Quality Assurance magazine. He recently completed a contract as an evening instructor in information systems at Calvin College and served as the lead organizer of the workshop on technical debt. His first contributed work was a chapter in the book Beautiful Testing, published in 2009 by O’Reilly Media.

Govind Kulkarni has spent seventeen years in software quality assurance and management. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and TicK IT professional. He has worked with Fortune 500 clients, and has provided test strategy and test management solutions. He is one of the reviewers of the test maturity model integrated (TMMi), is actively doing research in model-based testing, and is devising his own test estimation method called as TPIT. These days he works as a mentor and has trained some two thousand testers all over the world. He manages his own testing Web site and is actively involved in LinkedIn and other forums. He has written more than twenty-five technical papers and is a frequent speaker at testing conferences. He can be reached at

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By Thomas on August 21, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I clumsily began software testing after two previous successful careers, as a math teacher and a tax analyst. This book shored up some of my best testing practices and that of my colleagues. It should be required reading for anyone in a software development life-cycle.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael Larsen on September 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As one of the book's authors (I wrote the chapter called "Trading Money for Time"), I had the pleasure of watching this book come together over several months and reviewing the chapters and having mine reviewed as well. I can honestly state that this book is unique in the software testing world. It is a book dedicated to reducing the costs associated with software testing, written from the perspectives of those who actually spend their time in the trenches doing the testing. Ranging from identifying the costs and their spheres, what we should do, and how we should do it, there are chapters that covers all areas of the business. This book is relevant to financial officers, executives, development managers, developers, test managers, and yes, even testers :).

Again, I have a very biased opinion here, so I will not mind if you take this review with a grain of salt. I will say that this book fills a very important place in your software development, software testing, business and finance library. We found it to be a labor of love to write this book. We hope you will read it in the same spirit in which it was written.
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