A paradev is defined as “anyone on a software team that doesn’t just do programming.” In his book “Pride and Paradev”, Alister Scott discusses a lot of the trade-off and issues met by software testers in an Agile software development project. As the world is not black or white, he decided to write a collection of contradictory claims about software testing; knowing that the practical implications lie somewhere in between.
Software Testing Books: Load Testing, Unit Testing, Functional Testing
Tomek Kaczanowski writes that the idea behind its “Bad Tests, Good Tests” book is “to present test code snippets and discuss ways of making them better.” To achieve this goal, he explores a large amount of code and tests to discuss all the issues that you can meet in your software testing activities.
Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes is a free e-book that discusses the topic of Microsoft Fakes. Microsoft Fakes is a code isolation framework for Visual Studio that helps you isolate the code for unit testing by replacing other parts of the application with stubs or shims. With Microsoft Fakes you can test parts of your software even if some parts have not been implemented or are not working yet.
James Whittaker is a former engineering director at Google and has been responsible for testing Chrome, Google Maps and Google Web Apps. In this book written with Jason Arbon and Jeff Carollo, he describes how Google organizes its software testing process. The Google software testing organization that has three roles: Software Engineer in Test (SET), Test Engineer (TE), Test Engineering Manager.
Practical Unit Testing with TestNG and Mockito is a book that is intended especially for those who would like to start unit testing their code, but are unsure about how to get started and what to focus on. It presents the unit testing domain with examples in the Java language using the TestNG and Mockito open source tools.
This book is primarily aimed at .NET developers interested in starting with TDD and those who already practice unit testing and want to move beyond that into development driven by acceptance testing.
Some authors are good at presenting theories but unable to connect them to practice. Other are good at telling stories from the trenches, but without being able to produce an analysis of the situation and propose some solutions. On the less examined domain of agile testing, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory are, luckily for us, presenting a book that covers both the personal experience of being a tester in agile projects and a conceptual vision of the place of quality assurance in software projects. Thus you will find in this book “stories” that comes from past projects and “mind maps” that helps to have a high-level vision of the material of each chapter.