Best Reference Books – Software Practice and Testing

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Software Practice and Testing subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Software Practice and Testing along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Software Practice and Testing subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Software Practice and Testing" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Software Testing: Principles and Practices” by Srinivasan Desikan

“Software Testing: Principles and Practices” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive study of the principles and practices of software testing. The book provides the reader with all information on the popular testing methods of software. It also addresses the common issues faced by people in this field. Apart from theoretical explanation, this book also guides the reader with the practical use of software. The book serves as a guide to any student or professional in the field of software.

2. “Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice” by Kshirasagar Naik and Priyadarshi Tripathy

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“Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice” Book Review: This book provides a theoretical as well as practical understanding of software testing and quality assurance. The first part covers key concepts in software quality assurance (SQA), SQA processes and metrics, the role of testing and the basics of program testing. Then the book goes on to include technical topics such as theory of program testing, code review, unit testing, test generation from control flow graphs, data flow graphs and program domains. In the last part the book covers system integration, system testing, test execution, test automation, acceptance testing quality metrics and reliability models. The book is useful for beginners as well as experienced professionals in the field.

3. “Surviving Agile For QA Professionals: Best Practices For Testing in a Rapid Development Cycle (Best Practices For Software Development And Agile Testing Book 1)” by M J Small

“Surviving Agile For QA Professionals: Best Practices For Testing in a Rapid Development Cycle (Best Practices For Software Development And Agile Testing Book 1)” Book Review: This book includes strategies on understanding the Agile development process and ways to survive the rapid testing needed to ensure a quality end product. This book is useful for those finding it difficult to keep up with the demands of testing in a rapid development Agile-like testing cycle. The book teaches the best practices for implementing rapid testing and succeeding in a rapid paced, customer driven software development environment. The book will also be of great value to those who are transitioning into an Agile development process from a more traditional Waterfall or V model of development.

4. “Software Quality Approaches: Testing, Verification, and Validation: Software Best Practice 1” by Michael Haug and Eric W Olsen

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“Software Quality Approaches: Testing, Verification, and Validation: Software Best Practice 1” Book Review: This book includes projects in the area of software and system process improvements. These include process improvement experiments carrying out and taking up new development processes, methods and technology within the software development process of a company. The book helps to develop world class skills and associated technologies to build the increasingly complex and varied systems needed to compete in the marketplace. Along with the improvement experiments, the results of best practice achievements in European Companies over the last few years are contained in the book. The book will be useful for those interested in learning numerous software quality experiments in a practice-oriented manner.

5. “Software Testing: Concepts and Practices” by Khurram Mustafa and R A Khan

“Software Testing: Concepts and Practices” Book Review: This book focuses on software testing in practice and is useful for both the practitioner and the academician. Concepts of software testing are not treated as separate and post development activity. The concepts have been modeled as a phase-embedded activity. Each chapter starts with a set of objectives and ends with a list of key terms. The book explains certain abstract concepts for providing thorough understanding of the subject. The book also includes a list of references to enable the user to find in-depth information.

6. “Best Practices for the Formal Software Testing Process: A Menu of Testing Tasks” by Rodger D Drabick

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“Best Practices for the Formal Software Testing Process: A Menu of Testing Tasks” Book Review: This book presents a series of tasks to help the reader develop a formal testing process model, as well as the inputs and outputs associated with each task. These tasks include review of program plan, development of the formal test plan, creation of test documentation, acquisition of automated testing tools, test execution etc. The book teaches how to build a formal testing process that fits the needs of the testers as well as those of the organization and its customers. The book will be useful for experienced test engineers as well as newcomers who want to learn how to perform a good testing process.

7. “Software Testing Practice – Test Management – A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam ISTQB Advanced Level” by Andreas Spillner and Tilo Linz

“Software Testing Practice – Test Management – A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam ISTQB Advanced Level” Book Review: This book addresses the major issues related to advanced, state-of-the-art test management. This book covers the syllabus required to pass the Certified Tester Examination – Advanced Level. It includes best practices in the field of testing, as well as detailed descriptions of involved tasks, roles and responsibilities. The book encourages self-study by including the key concepts and terminology of software testing in a variety of scenarios and case studies. It includes topics like Test process and test tools, Testing in the software life cycle, Test policy and test manual etc. This book will benefit software developers, project managers, quality managers and team leaders.

8. “Advanced Automated Software Testing: Frameworks for Refined Practice: 1” by Izzat Alsmadi

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“Advanced Automated Software Testing: Frameworks for Refined Practice: 1” Book Review: This book discusses the latest developments and concepts in test automation practices. It includes chapters related to software test automation, its validity and applicability in different domains. This book demonstrates how test automation can be used in different domains, in the different tasks and stages of software testing. The book explains every topic with the help of worked-out examples and illustrations. The book will serve as a useful reference for researchers, students and software engineers.

9. “Following Tmmi Practices to Produce Quality Software Products: Tmmi Practices Can Benefit in Software Testing Projects for Incremental Process Improvement: Volume 2 (Test Planning With Tmmi Practices)” by Shanthi Kumar Vemulapalli

“Following Tmmi Practices to Produce Quality Software Products: Tmmi Practices Can Benefit in Software Testing Projects for Incremental Process Improvement: Volume 2 (Test Planning With Tmmi Practices)” Book Review: This book teaches the application functionalities, the latest trends towards improving the testing process and the applications relevant technology. The book describes these practices that can be used in many projects to bring out the quality products delivery to the customers. It covers the TMMi implementation practices for different KPAs , their sub-processes and practices. The readers need to be aware of CMMi Levels and their process areas before reading this book. The book covers TMMi Level 2 Test Policy and strategy with the examples. The book will be a valuable learning source for testing professionals in the IT industry.

10. “Improving Software Testing: Technical and Organizational Developments (SpringerBriefs in Information Systems)” by Tim A Majchrzak

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“Improving Software Testing: Technical and Organizational Developments (SpringerBriefs in Information Systems)” Book Review: This book provides the current knowledge of software testing and introduces three current research approaches. The book can be used as a reference as the topics are described in a concise manner. The book highlights research from different points of view. In the beginning, the progress on developing a tool for automated test case generation (TCG) based on a program’s structure is introduced. It then goes on to include results from a project with industry partners on testing best practices. At last embedding testing into e-assessment of programming exercises is described. The book is useful for anyone interested in understanding the technical and organizational developments in software testing in a clear and concise manner.

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