Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) is an Agile software development process where behavioural specifications are expressed in a specific language that can be validated by a automated testing tool. RSpec is an open source a BDD tool for Ruby programmers. The Better Specs web site aims to collect the best practices about BDD with RSpec.
Software Testing Resources: Load Testing, Unit Testing, Functional Testing
Certification is a process that has gradually spread amongst all areas of software development. Software testing certifications are mainly managed by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and its local affiliates. The Professional Tester’s Manifesto is a strong statement about the certification process in software testing.
In unit testing, you use mocks to simulate the behavior of other code parts in controlled ways. mock is a Python library for testing that allows you to replace parts of the system under test with mock objects and make assertions about how they have been used. mock has been integrated the Python standard library since version 3.3 under the name unittest.mock.
This 50 pages report from the Software Engineering Institute on unit testing and analysis examines the techniques, assessment and management of unit analysis and testing.
This chapter from the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python” provides recommendations on how to perform unit tests in Python and presents the unitest and doctest modules. It also lists the tools that are available to perform unit testing in Python.
Karen Nicole Johnson has produced a nice word document that list all software testing mnemonics. You will find in more than 10 pages useful software testing heuristics like SACKED SCOWS or SLIME. For every mnemonic, there is a link to the article or blog post that explains it.