Book Review : Black-Box Testing - Techniques for functional testing of software and systems

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Black-Box Testing - Techniques for functional testing of software and systems

  • Author: Boris Beizer
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Published: 1995
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages:
  • Target Audience :Anyone who derives tests
  • Contents:

    Graphs and relations
    Control-flow testing
    Loop testing
    Data-flow testing
    Transaction-flow testing
    Domain testing
    Syntax testing
    Finite-state testing
    Tools and automation

Review Date:  03/02/2000 11:23:56
 
Short Summary:
Model Based Testing for Beginners.
 
Rating:
5
 
Short Description:
BUY BUY BUY. 
Review:

This is a very good book, an excellent book.

Presumably the title is bow to public word usage as Boris Beizer is on record for preferring the terms behavioral and structural testing.

This is a pragmatic book, that uses well established theoretical concerns, to demonstrate the construction of tests that provide a measurable level of coverage. This is not woolly testing.

It will not show you how to manage your tests, or even document your tests. The book credits you with creative intelligence and it will not patronise you.

The book is very precise, each term is defined and then used consistently.

Each chapter builds on at least one of the preceding chapters.

Wonderful.

I have written a small Perl script which may help if you test in this way.