Part IV. Perfect

I've named this part Perfect. I mean that word as a verb, not an adjective. I will never look back on a project and say, “We did a perfect job of testing.” But on each project, I can always work to perfect my testing, to do a better job of testing than on all the previous projects. Perfection is a fine standard against which to gauge our improvements, because we want to be moving toward perfection, continually getting better.

In this last part of the book, we'll examine the processes by which we guide the adaptation and improvement of the system we're developing as well as the test process itself. This happens in part through the effective communication of information, specifically bug reporting and results reporting. We can use ...

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