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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! works for programmers too!, 5 Feb 2011
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This review is from: Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach (Kindle Edition)
I first heard about this book at a London Tester gathering which I sneaked into (I am after all a programmer, not a tester!). It's a fabulous collection of tips and hints and techniques for both the new and the experienced person working in a software test department. It covers obvious areas testing techniques, automated testing (the material about what automated testing can't do is very high grade material), documenting testing, and managing a test project.

But it also covers some less obvious issues such as thinking like a tester, bug advocacy, and how to interact with programmers. The style is to offer the advice in bite sized chunks, and, to my surprise, it works, making it easy to look up something only half remembered, in a moment.

Even more importantly, from my point of view, the book is easily useable if you aren't a professional tester. If you are a programmer, or even the CTO, in a small company that doesn't have a software testing department, you will still get a lot of new ideas out of the book. Many of the ideas are a nice fit with programmer test driven development - some of them will work for you, some won't. Happily, the book isn't dogmatic, it's much more of a 'this is what we have found can work in some of the projects we have been involved in' style. And it works very well indeed.

Highly recommended
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