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Software Testing, Second Edition by Ron Patton

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Chapter 20. Measuring Your Success

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Using the Information in the Bug Tracking Database

  • Metrics That You'll Use in Your Daily Testing

  • Common Project-Level Metrics

In Chapter 19, “Reporting What You Find,” you learned the basics of reporting the bugs you find and how a specialized bug database can be used to track them. Although most of your exposure to this database will be in entering bugs, the indirect benefit to using it is the ability to extract all sorts of useful and interesting data that can indicate the success (or failure) of the test effort and the project's progress.

By using the information in the bug-tracking database, you can perform queries that will tell you what types of bugs you're finding, what your bug find rate is, ...

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