Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Internet-Based Systems

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Wiley, 2001 - Computers - 402 pages
A software testing survival guide for those who work in Internet time

With Internet applications spreading like wildfire, the field of software testing is increasingly challenged by the brave new networked world of e-business. This book brings you up to speed on the technologies, testing concepts, and tools you'll need to run e-business applications on the Web. Written by Hung Nguyen, a coauthor of the bestselling software testing book of all time, Testing Computer Software, this new guide takes you to the next level, helping you apply your existing skills to the testing of B2B (Business-to-Business), B2C (Business-to-Consumer), and internal Web-based applications. You'll learn how to test transactions across networks, explore complex systems for errors, and work efficiently with the many components at play--from servers to browsers to protocols. Most importantly, you'll get detailed instructions on how to carry out specific test types along with case studies and error examples for each test.

Software testers, test leads and test managers, QA analysts and managers, and IT managers and staff will find this an invaluable resource for their testing projects. With an emphasis on achievable goals and necessary rather than nice-to-have features, Testing Applications on the Web provides:

  • An analysis of the Web-application model and the difference between Web testing and traditional testing
  • A tutorial on the methodology and techniques for networking technologies and component-based testing
  • Strategies for test planning, test case designing, and error analysis on the Web
  • Effective real-world practices for UI (User Interface) tests, security tests, installation tests, load and stress tests, database tests, and more
  • A survey of commercial tools and a sampling of proven test matrices and templates

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Web Testing versus Traditional Testing
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HUNG Q. NGUYEN is founder and CEO of LogiGear Corporation, a Silicon Valley company. Through its services, products, and training programs, LogiGear helps software development organizations deliver the highest possible quality products while juggling resources and schedule constraints. Nguyen is a coauthor of the bestselling book Testing Computer Software (Wiley), an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, and an active senior member of the American Society for Quality.

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