Epilogue: Software Testing Excellence
Finishing a book is almost as hard as beginning one. The ubiquitous temptation is to return to “finished” chapters and add a new idea, change something, or maybe delete a part. This is a pattern that writing shares with software development, and both activities endure small anxieties as deadlines near.
This book started as a response to Myers’ The Art of Software Testing; in fact, the original working title was The Craft of Software Testing, but Brian Marrick’s book with that title appeared first. In the years between 1978 (Myers’ book) and 1995 (the first edition of this book), software testing tools and techniques had matured sufficiently to support the craft motif.
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