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The Software Test Engineer's Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition by Judy McKay, Graham Bath

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1 Introduction

It was a dark and stormy project ... No wait, that’s the beginning of another book, although it does accurately describe some test projects that seem to be perpetually in a crisis with management in the dark—but we’ll save that for later.

This book is designed to serve two purposes. First and foremost, it is a useful book full of techniques and practice exercises that will make you, the advanced tester, successful in the real world. Second, it covers everything you need to know to successfully complete the exam for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certification and the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst certification. In this first chapter we explain the objectives we set out to achieve and the basic layout of the chapters. After ...

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