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

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2 Example Application, Marathon

Testing concepts are usually easier to understand when applied to a realistic project. We have created a fictitious application that we will use to illustrate the various techniques and types of testing covered in this book. The application, called Marathon, is typical of many systems we find today in that both functional and non-functional testing will be required.

As you would expect from a book pitched at the ISTQB Advanced level, the example is sufficiently complicated to provide realistic test scenarios; however, the effort you put into understanding the Marathon system will be rewarded later by a more thorough appreciation of specific testing issues in the context of a realistic application.

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