thanks for coming down to our first Cambridge Software Testing Clinic Session on “What is Testing?”. It was great to have everybody so engaged in the exercises and discussions; I hope you guys enjoyed the evening as much as I did!
We touched on a quite fundamental topic to start off, which is worth exploring more. I’ll attach some of the content form the evening here, and also some links to more resources on the topic that might be of interest.
Leave a comment here if you have any resources you want to share, any comments or questions.
More on the topic:
- Del Dewar: The Testing-Checking Synergy
- Dan Ashby: Information, and its relationship with testing and checking
- James Bach, Michael Bolton: Testing and Checking refined
- James Bach, Michael Bolton: Exploratory Testing 3.0
- Cambridge Exploratory Workshop on Testing #3: Why do we Test and What is Testing Anyway?
- Huib Schoots: Great Resources - Testing & What is Testing
- What is Testing? A List of definitions maintained by Arborosa (Jean-Paul Varwijk)
- Context Driven Testing School
- What is testing? (99 second introduction) by Dan & Mark
- SWTC Brighton: What is Testing? (2018)
- SWTC London: What is Testing? (2017)
A few book recommendations:
- Cem Kaner, James Bach, Brett Pettichord: Lessons Learned in Software Testing - A Context-Driven Approach
- Jerry Weinberg: Perfect Software and other illusions about Testing
- Elisabeth Hendrickson: Explore It! Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing