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Exploratory Software Testing by James A. Whittaker

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Chapter 7. Touring and Testing’s Primary Pain Points

“One man’s crappy software is another man’s full time job.”

Jessica Gaston

The Five Pain Points of Software Testing

Never in the history of mankind has society depended so completely on a product that is often so deeply flawed. Not only does software control our systems of government, law enforcement, banking, defense, communication, transportation, and energy, but it also holds the key to the computationally intensive solutions that will one day remake this planet. How will we tame our economic markets, achieve clean energy, or control our changing climate without the computing power of software? Beyond the innovative spirit of the human mind, is there a single tool ...

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