Engineer Essay

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Rapid Software Testing

Copyright © 1995-2014, Satisfice, Inc.

Rapid Software Testing

Copyright © 1995-2014, Satisfice, Inc.

Although the value of the class is greater because of the people who helped us, the sole responsibility for the content of this class belongs to the authors, James Bach and Michael Bolton. This class is essentially a long editorial opinion about testing. We have no authority to say what is right. There are no authorities in our field. We don’t peddle best practices. We don’t believe in them. What we will do is share our experiences and challenge your mind. We hope you will challenge us back. You’ll find the class more rewarding, we think, if you assume that our purpose is to make you stronger, smarter and
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The Association for Software Testing (http://associationforsoftwaretesting.org) offers instructor-led versions of the course to its members.

Rapid Software Testing

Copyright © 1995-2014, Satisfice, Inc.

Rapid Software Testing

Copyright © 1995-2014, Satisfice, Inc.

Rapid testing is a mind set–a particular way of looking at the world; and a skill set—a particular set of things that we practice and get better at. We’re advocates of the context-driven approach to software testing.

We’ve applied these approaches in financial institutions, in court cases, in testing of medical devices, in commercial shrink-wrapped software, to games… The methodology is designed to adapt to any kind of testing context.
Rapid testing involves considerations of skill, personal integrity, improved focus on the underlying need for testing tasks, improved appreciation for the stakeholders of testing tasks, and knowledge of the possible techniques and tools that could be brought to bear to improve efficiency.

Rapid Software Testing

Copyright © 1995-2014, Satisfice, Inc.

A methodology is a “system of methods.” It’s a “how-to.”

Rapid Software Testing

Copyright © 1995-2014, Satisfice, Inc.

These are the premises of the Rapid Software Testing methodology. Everything in the methodology derives in some way from this

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