Software Testing Articles, Blog Posts, Books, Podcasts and Quotes

Measure Test Coverage with Cobertura

January 5, 2010 0

Cobertura is an open source tool that measures test coverage by instrumenting a code base and watching which lines of code are and are not executed as the test suite runs.

How to Misuse Code Coverage

January 4, 2010 0

Code coverage tools measure how thoroughly tests exercise programs.  They are misused more often than they’re used well. This paper describes common misuses in detail, then argues for a particular cautious approach to the use of coverage.

Choosing and Managing the Ideal Test Team

January 4, 2010 0

The article “Choosing and Managing the Ideal Test Team” presents how to build and manage efficient test team. It also introduces the “tester’s style analysis questionnaire” to discover the 4 types of tester that exist within organizations.

Book Review: Implementing Automated Testing

January 4, 2010 0

This book presents a comprehensive treatment of the domain of software testing automation. The first part defines and describes test automation, proposing a business case for automation and discussing the pitfalls that should be avoided.

How Do You Refactor Untested Code?

January 2, 2010 0

“Bug fixing often uncovers opportunities for refactoring. The very fact that you’re working with code that contains a bug indicates that there is a chance that it could be clearer or better structured.”

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