Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd in Software Testing

Book description

Its scale, flexibility, cost effectiveness, and fast turnaround are just a few reasons why crowdsourced testing has received so much attention lately. While there are a few online resources that explain what crowdsourced testing is all about, there's been a need for a book that covers best practices, case studies, and the future of this technique. Filling this need, Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd in Software Testing shows you how to leverage the wisdom of the crowd in your software testing process. Its comprehensive coverage includes the history of crowdsourcing and crowdsourced testing, implementation practices, and future trends. The book discusses best practices in implementation-explaining what, when, and how to crowdsource in a testing effort. It also includes case studies that illustrate how both product and service companies have successfully applied crowdsourcing in their testing programs. Explaining how to use the combined advantages of crowdsourcing and cloud computing for software testing, the book examines various engagement models in which you could implement crowdsourced testing. It addresses effective defect management in crowdsourced testing and considers both the business and engineering aspects of crowdsourced testing. The book explores the challenges, limitations, and situations when crowdsourced testing will not work and provides powerful best practices for mitigating the constraints and challenges, including how to build a crowdsourcing platform to test software products. Covering career opportunities for crowd testers, the book concludes by taking a look at the need to build a crowdsourced testing ecosystem, who the players of such an ecosystem would be, and who would need to champion such an effort.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover (1/2)
  2. Front Cover (2/2)
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Overview (1/2)
  7. Overview (2/2)
  8. Chapter 1: Introducing the Crowd (1/2)
  9. Chapter 1: Introducing the Crowd (2/2)
  10. Chapter 2: An Overview into Crowdsourcing (1/5)
  11. Chapter 2: An Overview into Crowdsourcing (2/5)
  12. Chapter 2: An Overview into Crowdsourcing (3/5)
  13. Chapter 2: An Overview into Crowdsourcing (4/5)
  14. Chapter 2: An Overview into Crowdsourcing (5/5)
  15. Chapter 3: Why Leverage the Crowd for Software Testing? (1/4)
  16. Chapter 3: Why Leverage the Crowd for Software Testing? (2/4)
  17. Chapter 3: Why Leverage the Crowd for Software Testing? (3/4)
  18. Chapter 3: Why Leverage the Crowd for Software Testing? (4/4)
  19. Chapter 4: Is Crowdsourced Testing a No-Brainer Solution to All Quality Problems? (1/3)
  20. Chapter 4: Is Crowdsourced Testing a No-Brainer Solution to All Quality Problems? (2/3)
  21. Chapter 4: Is Crowdsourced Testing a No-Brainer Solution to All Quality Problems? (3/3)
  22. Chapter 5: How to Successfully Implement Crowdsourced Testing (1/5)
  23. Chapter 5: How to Successfully Implement Crowdsourced Testing (2/5)
  24. Chapter 5: How to Successfully Implement Crowdsourced Testing (3/5)
  25. Chapter 5: How to Successfully Implement Crowdsourced Testing (4/5)
  26. Chapter 5: How to Successfully Implement Crowdsourced Testing (5/5)
  27. Chapter 6: Defect Management in Crowdsourced Testing (1/3)
  28. Chapter 6: Defect Management in Crowdsourced Testing (2/3)
  29. Chapter 6: Defect Management in Crowdsourced Testing (3/3)
  30. Chapter 7: Win Your Team’s Support in Implementing Crowdsourced Testing (1/3)
  31. Chapter 7: Win Your Team’s Support in Implementing Crowdsourced Testing (2/3)
  32. Chapter 7: Win Your Team’s Support in Implementing Crowdsourced Testing (3/3)
  33. Chapter 8: Let’s Understand Crowdsourced Testing Holistically (1/4)
  34. Chapter 8: Let’s Understand Crowdsourced Testing Holistically (2/4)
  35. Chapter 8: Let’s Understand Crowdsourced Testing Holistically (3/4)
  36. Chapter 8: Let’s Understand Crowdsourced Testing Holistically (4/4)
  37. Chapter 9: Future of Crowdsourced Testing (1/3)
  38. Chapter 9: Future of Crowdsourced Testing (2/3)
  39. Chapter 9: Future of Crowdsourced Testing (3/3)
  40. Chapter 10: Building an Ecosystem around Crowdsourced Testing (1/2)
  41. Chapter 10: Building an Ecosystem around Crowdsourced Testing (2/2)
  42. References
  43. Back Cover

Product information

  • Title: Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd in Software Testing
  • Author(s): Mukesh Sharma, Rajini Padmanaban
  • Release date: September 2014
  • Publisher(s): Auerbach Publications
  • ISBN: 9781482254495