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Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools (ARP/AOD) 2 Vol. Set Paperback – November 7, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0321700674 ISBN-10: 0321700678 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Addison-Wesley Object Technology
  • Paperback: 1191 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (November 7, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321700678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321700674
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,674,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More than ever, mission-critical and business-critical applications depend on object-oriented (OO) software. Testing techniques tailored to the unique challenges of OO technology are necessary to achieve high reliability and quality. Testing Object-Oriented Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools is an authoritative guide to designing and automating test suites for OO applications.

This comprehensive book explains why testing must be model-based and provides in-depth coverage of techniques to develop testable models from state machines, combinational logic, and the Unified Modeling Language (UML). It introduces the test design pattern and presents 37 patterns that explain how to design responsibility-based test suites, how to tailor integration and regression testing for OO code, how to test reusable components and frameworks, and how to develop highly effective test suites from use cases.

Effective testing must be automated and must leverage object technology. The author describes how to design and code specification-based assertions to offset testability losses due to inheritance and polymorphism. Fifteen micro-patterns present oracle strategies--practical solutions for one of the hardest problems in test design. Seventeen design patterns explain how to automate your test suites with a coherent OO test harness framework.

The author provides thorough coverage of testing issues such as:

  • The bug hazards of OO programming and differences from testing procedural code
  • How to design responsibility-based tests for classes, clusters, and subsystems using class invariants, interface data flow models, hierarchic state machines, class associations, and scenario analysis
  • How to support reuse by effective testing of abstract classes, generic classes, components, and frameworks
  • How to choose an integration strategy that supports iterative and incremental development
  • How to achieve comprehensive system testing with testable use cases
  • How to choose a regression test approach
  • How to develop expected test results and evaluate the post-test state of an object
  • How to automate testing with assertions, OO test drivers, stubs, and test frameworks

Real-world experience, world-class best practices, and the latest research in object-oriented testing are included. Practical examples illustrate test design and test automation for Ada 95, C++, Eiffel, Java, Objective-C, and Smalltalk. The UML is used throughout, but the test design patterns apply to systems developed with any OO language or methodology.

About the Author

Robert V. Binder, president and founder of RBSC Corporation, is internationally recognized as the leading expert in testing object-oriented systems. With more than 25 years of software development experience in a wide range of technical and management roles, he has implemented advanced OO test design and automation solutions for hundreds of clients. He is the author of Application Debugging, writes a column on testing for Component Strategies, and has published many articles in peer-reviewed and popular journals. He serves on the board of the annual Quality Week conference and is a senior member of the IEEE.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Chartier on December 8, 2011
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A great book on software testing. Especially if you are even mildly interested in Model Based Testing (MBT), this is a good book to learn some of the basics. It's a bit of a "tome" and probably not something you can sit and read cover to cover....but its well laid out to take a topic and dive into it with some explanation and examples.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By lala on March 5, 2011
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I bought this book for preparing a interview. I regretted that I spent two weeks on this book.
The book tried to cover all topics in testing and it covered most of them. However, this book doesn't have a clear view about what to archieve and how to organize paragraph and sentance.
1. Whole book is written in a hard-to-understand style. It contains too much abstarct words and the meaning of sentances jumps in the context and hard to follow. I was trying to quickly read this book to grap as much information as possible for my interview. But the book isn't written for quick read at all. Important sentance appear randomly, even for some definition. The author didn't like to put a sentance of summary at the begining or end of every paragraph. As a reader, I feel tired to dig into each page to summarize what the author mean in a bunch of abstract words.
2. Examples are not simple and not explained in good way. The book contains some examples but I think they are not simple enough. Some examples are hard to follow and explainations stop at some stage before you understand.
3. Definitions are not clear and helpful. Sometimes I can feel that the book is written in mid-night. Definitions are important for readers to understand, but this book doesn't give much clear definitions.
4. Repeated content. I also find some content are repeated. It's hard for me to decide because I don't want to read the same meaning again but I also don't want to miss new infomation that may be mentioned in the repeated content.
This book covers lots of topics in testing. It explains things in abstractly and hard to understand. When I open this book, I can see many examples but few of them are for me to understand. They are too complicated or not well explained.
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