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Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach -- Chapter 3, Testing Techniques

Deciding on a testing technique isn't always easy. This book excerpt describes a classification system for software testing techniques that you can use to decide which techniques are available and appropriate for a given problem.

As a registered member of, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter 3 of Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach written by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord and published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. "Chapter 3, Testing Techniques" presents a classification system for testing techniques -- called the Five-fold Testing System -- and describes five techniques for you to use in your software testing life.

Book description

Lessons Learned in Software Testing

Decades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned.

The world's leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when and why of the testing lesson.

More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, Lessons Learned in Software Testing speeds you through the critical testing phase of the software development project without the extensive trial and error it normally takes to do so. The ultimate resource for software testers and developers at every level of expertise, this guidebook features the following:

  • More than 200 lessons gleaned from over 30 years of combined testing experience
  • Tips, tricks and common pitfalls to avoid by simply reading the book rather than finding out the hard way
  • Lessons for all key topic areas, including test design, test management, testing strategies and bug reporting
  • Explanations and examples of each testing trouble spot help illustrate each lesson's assertion

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