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A Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software

 
 
 
 
A Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software
Author: John D. McGregor - David A. Sykes
ISBN 13: 9780201325645
ISBN 10: 201325640
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Publication Date: 2001-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $44.95
 
 

A Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software focuses on the real-world issues that arise in planning and implementing effective testing for object-oriented and component-based software development. It shows how testing object-oriented software differs from testing procedural software and highlights the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in object-oriented software testing.

The authors reveal how object-oriented software development allows testing to be integrated into each stage of the process—from defining requirements to system integration—resulting in a smoother development process and a higher end quality. As they follow this process, they describe what to test at each stage as well as offer experienced-based testing techniques.

You will find information on such important topics as:

  • Testing analysis and design models, including selecting test cases to guide design inspections
  • Testing components, frameworks, and product lines
  • The testing challenges of inheritance and polymorphism
  • How to devise an effective testing strategy
  • Testing classes, including constructing a test driver and test suites
  • Testing object interactions, covering sampling test cases, off-the-shelf components, protocol testing, and test patterns
  • Testing class hierarchies, featuring subclass test requirements
  • Testing distributed objects, including threads, life cycle testing, and Web server testing
  • Testing systems, with information on stress, life cycle, and performance testing

One comprehensive example runs throughout the book to demonstrate testing techniques for each stage of development. In addition, the book highlights important questions that testers should ask when faced with specific testing tasks.

The authors acknowledge that testing is often viewed as a necessary evil, and that resources allocated to testing are often limited. With that in mind, they present a valuable repertoire of testing techniques from which you can choose those that fit your budget, schedule, and needs.

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McGregor (computer science, Clemson University) and Sykes (computer science, Furman University) discuss real-world issues that arise in planning and implementing effective testing for object-oriented and component based software development. The book shows how testing object-oriented software differs from testing procedural software and highlights the challenges and opportunities inherent in object- oriented software testing. It also offers guidance in integrating testing into each stage of development, and describes what to test at each stage. This process, as well as specific testing techniques, are illustrated by a comprehensive example running throughout the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)