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January 13, 2011

Software Testing Foundations, Third Edition--New from Rocky Nook

Software Testing Foundations, Third Edition

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Santa Barbara, CA, January 13, 2011—Professional testing of software is an essential task that requires a profound knowledge of testing techniques.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) has developed a universally accepted, international qualification scheme aimed at software and system testing professionals, and has created the syllabi and tests for the "Certified Tester." To date, more than 150,000 people have taken the ISTQB tests.

With authors who are among the founders of the Certified Tester Syllabus, this thoroughly revised and updated 3rd Edition of Software Testing Foundations (Rocky Nook, $44.95 USD) covers the "Foundation Level" (i.e., entry level) and teaches the most important methods of software testing. It is designed for self-study and provides the knowledge necessary to pass the Certified Tester Foundation Level exam as defined by the ISTQB 2010 syllabus. Also in this new edition, technical terms have been precisely stated according to the revised and updated ISTQB glossary.

Topics covered include:

  • Fundamentals of Testing
  • Testing and the Software Lifecycle
  • Static and Dynamic Testing Techniques
  • Test Management
  • Test Tools

This book also covers more recent topics, such as test-first approach and risk-based testing.

For a review copy or more information please email rockynookpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Authors

Andreas Spillner is professor at the Hochschule Bremen (University of Applied Sciences) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he is responsible for software engineering, especially quality assurance, and programming. He is founding member of the German Testing Board e. V. and was founder and chair of the German Special Interest Group on Software Testing (SIGIST, "Test, Analyse und Verifikation von Software").

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Tilo Linz is CEO of imbus AG, a leading service company for software testing in Germany. He is president of the German Testing Board, and from 2002 to 2005, he served as president of the ISTQB. His work emphasis is on consulting and coaching projects on software quality management, optimizing software development, and testing processes.

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Hans Schaefer is an independent consultant who lives and works in Norway. He is president of the Norwegian Testing Board. He has been consulting and teaching software testing methods since 1984. He organized the Norwegian Special Interest Group on Software Testing for Western Norway. He is involved in consulting, teaching, and coaching test process improvement and test design techniques, as well as reviews.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952789

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Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Andreas Spillner, Tilo Linz, Hans Schaefer
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