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SOFTWARE TESTING by Peter Williams, Geoff Thompson, Angelina Samaroo, Peter Morgan, Brian Hambling

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INTRODUCTION

In this opening chapter we have three very important objectives to achieve. First, we will introduce you to the fundamental ideas that underpin the discipline of software testing, and this will involve the use and explanation of some new terminology. Secondly, we will establish the structure that we have used throughout the book to help you to use the book as a learning and revision aid. Thirdly, we will use this chapter to point forward to the content of later chapters.

We begin by defining what we expect you to get from reading this chapter. The learning objectives below are based on those defined in the Software Foundation Certificate syllabus (ISTQB, 2010), so you need to ensure that you have achieved all of these objectives ...

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