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on March 05, 2011 :
I loved this book. It is a must read for anyone who is managing or working in software testing.
It explains the true issues with software testers, developers and managers, all who have their own perspective on software and deadlines. It also helps accentuate the need for intelligent testing and human decision making.
I will recommend it to my fellow testers!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Feb. 19, 2011 :
This is a great book in many aspects. It allows to tie together many different aspects of testing. Reading the book gives an integrated picture of testing from many different viewpoints.
The core take-aways for me were:
- testing is first of all using a brain
- testing is needed because people are human
- testing is process of digging for information while having a limited time
- quite a large amount of information about a product and development process could be gathered really quickly
- process of testing is best driven by information obtained in the process of testing
- significance of bugs is context dependent
and many, many others
The real gems for me were chapters 15 and 16: “Preventing testing from growing more difficult”, and “Testing without machinery”. Just these two chapters are well worth the book.
So, I highly recommend the book. This is one of the best books of Jerry Weinberg
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Sep. 28, 2010 :
Really interesting read and I loved every minute of reading it. Not the typical testing book but something every tester should have read. It might jig you back to the fact why we're testing and that we're not just going through the motions.
(reviewed the day of purchase)