- Paperback: 405 pages
- Publisher: Roman Savenkov; First edition (November 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615233724
- ISBN-13: 978-0615233727
- Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,137,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Become a Software Tester
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"I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that our boss from our QA department made us read through your tutorial. I wanted to thank you and let you know that your tutorials were a pleasure to read, not boring and dry."
"Just want to thank you. Your material is so well delivered, so well organized, so cleverly put together that had I not had already this passion for testing in me I would have gotten passionate about QA just from reading your course."
"I read Roman's book "How to become a software qa tester" : This material is one of the best introductions to testing I've read, and it gives the non experience tester a view of how important qa role is, this is especially important for folks who have been thrown into testing.This is the kind of book you'll want to read from cover-to-cover,. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs to learn about software testing at the beginning level!"
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About the Author
Roman Savenkov (a.k.a. "Savin") is a professional QA engineer with 9+ years of Silicon Valley experience. His professional accomplishments include starting and building QA departments for several Silicon Valley start-ups, the most notable of which is PayPal. His teaching experience comes from tutoring in the areas of software testing and Python. In 2006, he published a book on software testing, Testing Dot Com (in Russian), which became a best seller on the largest Russian online book retailer, Ozon.ru.
Mr. Savenkov's mission statement:
I help my clients to improve their software; I help my students to improve their lives.
Top customer reviews
Mr. Savenkov's writing style is enthusiastic and direct, though not very polished. The production values of the book are similarly basic, and some more attention to fonts, layout and general editing would have improved the overall experience. It's obvious that the vast majority of the effort went into the 400 pages of content, which is exactly as it should be in a book about this subject matter. Most of the material here will remain relevant for a very long time.
If you don't have the patience to work through this kind of book, then QA probably isn't the right field for you. However, if you're serious about becoming a software tester, I can't think of a better way to start.