Introduction to Software Testing
Get started and hit the ground running in the world of software testing. This simple and practical guide teaches you the fundamentals of software testing with no prior experience required.
You will start by learning functional and non-functional software testing. Then you will gain an understanding of the primary responsibilities of a tester in the Software Development Life Cycle and how to plan and execute testing activities. You will also learn how testing applies to an agile environment, what challenges you might face in your day-to-day life as a tester, and how to overcome them. You will learn the most commonly used test design techniques, with ample examples and exercises to practice yourself.
By the end of this book, you will understand the software testing ecosystem, from its types, techniques, and tools, to test planning, execution, and reporting. ...
Testing Web APIs
Testing Web APIs teaches you to plan and implement the perfect testing strategy for your web APIs. In it, you'll explore dozens of different testing activities to help you develop a custom testing regime for your projects. This practical book demystifies abstract strategic concepts by applying them to common API testing scenarios, revealing how these complex ideas work in the real world. You'll learn to take a risk-driven approach to API testing and build a strategy that goes beyond the basics of code and requirements coverage. Your whole team will soon be involved in ensuring quality!
Web APIs are the public face of your application, and they need to be perfect. Implementing an automated testing program is the best way to ensure that your web APIs are production ready.
Testing Web APIs is a unique and practical guide, from the initial design of your testing suite through techniques for documentation, implementation, ...
Mastering Financial Pattern Recognition
Candlesticks have become a key component of platforms and charting programs for financial trading. With these charts, traders can learn underlying patterns for interpreting price action history and forecasts. This A-Z guide shows portfolio managers, quants, strategists, and analysts how to use Python to recognize, scan, trade, and back-test the profitability of candlestick patterns.
Financial author, trading consultant, and institutional market strategist Sofien Kaabar shows you how to create a candlestick scanner and indicator so you can compare the profitability of these patterns. With this hands-on book, you'll also explore a new type of charting system similar to candlesticks, as well as new patterns that have never been presented before. ...
Learn API Testing
Explore software web application architecture, API testing coding practices, and the standards for better API test automation development and management. This book focuses on aspiring software testing engineers currently working in API testing and those starting their journey in the field of software testing.
You'll begin with an introduction to API testing and software web applications involving APIs. The book then moves on to the authentication standards used in the software industry, and the tools, the frameworks, and the libraries used in API testing. As the book progresses, you'll learn about the test pyramid, how to test an API, what makes a good test script, and various coding guidelines. Finally, you get to write your own API test script.
Learn API Testing is your pathway to understanding a typical software web application, its requests and responses, and the properties of a good test script. ...
Software Development Activity Cycles
The principal benefit this book is to provide a holistic and comprehensible view of the entire software development process, including ongoing evolution and support. It treats development as a collaborative effort with triad communication between a tester, a programmer, and a representative from the user community or a Subject Matter Expert (SME). Progress is measured by user acceptance in each cycle before proceeding to the next step of an activity. There is no test stage in the DPAC model: continuous testing is represented in the backswing (Check Phase) of each activity cycle.
This approach posits that there exists some "happy path" that represents the intent of the project as declared by the objectives of a Vision Statement, and that this path can be revealed by an iterative and incremental process of "freeing the statue from the stone." As the image of this path unfolds, more waste is removed while retaining conceptual integrity.
The example presented herein walks th ...
Full Stack Testing
Testing is a critical discipline for any organization looking to deliver high-quality software. This practical book provides software developers and QA engineers with a comprehensive one-stop guide to testing skills in 10 different categories. You'll learn appropriate strategies, concepts, and practical implementation knowledge you can apply from both a development and testing perspective for web and mobile applications.
Author Gayathri Mohan offers examples of more than 40 tools you can use immediately. You'll acquire the skills to conduct exploratory testing test automation, cross-functional testing data testing mobile testing and visual testing as well as tests for performance, security, and accessibility. You'll learn to integrate them in continuous integration pipelines to gain faster feedback. Once you dive into this guide, you'll be able to tackle challenging development workflows with a focus on quality.
With this bo ...
Python Testing with pytest, 2nd Edition
Test applications, packages, and libraries large and small with pytest, Python's most powerful testing framework. pytest helps you write tests quickly and keep them readable and maintainable. In this fully revised edition, explore pytest's superpowers - simple asserts, fixtures, parametrization, markers, and plugins - while creating simple tests and test suites against a small database application. Using a robust yet simple fixture model, it's just as easy to write small tests with pytest as it is to scale up to complex functional testing. This book shows you how.
pytest is undeniably the best choice for testing Python projects. It's a full-featured, flexible, and extensible testing framework. pytest's fixture model allows you to share test data and setup procedures across multiple layers of tests. The pytest framework gives you powerful features such as assert rewriting, parametrization, markers, plugins, parallel test execution, and clear test failure reportin ...
A Frontend Web Developer's Guide to Testing
Testing web applications during a sprint poses a challenge for frontend web app developers, which can be overcome by harnessing the power of new, open source cross-browser test automation frameworks. This book will introduce you to a range of leading, powerful frameworks, such as Selenium, Cypress, Puppeteer, and Playwright, and serve as a guide to leveraging their test coverage capability. You'll learn essential concepts of web testing and get an overview of the different web automation frameworks in order to integrate them into your frontend development workflow. Throughout the book, you'll explore the unique features of top open source test automation frameworks, as well as their trade-offs, and learn how to set up each of them to create tests that don't break with changes in the app.
Effective Software Testing
Effective Software Testing teaches you a systematic approach to software testing that will ensure the quality of your code. It's full of techniques drawn from proven research in software engineering, and each chapter puts a new technique into practice. Follow the real-world use cases and detailed code samples, and you'll soon be engineering tests that find bugs in edge cases and parts of code you'd never think of testing! Along the way, you'll develop an intuition for testing that can save years of learning by trial and error.
Effective testing ensures that you'll deliver quality software. For software engineers, testing is a key part of the development process. Mastering specification-based testing boundary testing structural testing and other core strategies is essential to writing good tests and catching bugs before they hit production.
Effective Software Testing is a hands-on guide to creating bug-free software. W ...
Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing, 4th Edition
Remote working has given hackers plenty of opportunities as more confidential information is shared over the internet than ever before. In this new edition of Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing you'll learn an offensive approach to enhance your penetration testing skills by testing the sophisticated tactics employed by real hackers. You'll go through laboratory integration to cloud services so that you learn another dimension of exploitation that is typically forgotten during a penetration test. You'll explore different ways of installing and running Kali Linux in a VM and containerized environment and deploying vulnerable cloud services on AWS using containers, exploiting misconfigured S3 buckets to gain access to EC2 instances.
This book delves into passive and active reconnaissance, from obtaining user information to large-scale port scanning. Building on this, different vulnerability assessments are explored, including threat modeling. See ...
Use this book to prepare for the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Performance Testing exam. The book has been designed to follow the ISTQB syllabus, covering all of the syllabus learning objectives, with additional reference material extending beyond the syllabus. The book covers an overall methodology for managing and conducting performance testing.
Performance testing has often been considered a black art. In many organizations, perhaps an individual or a small group of technical staff or contractors is given the task of "load testing" an extended system, network, or application.
Performance testing is like any other form of testing. It follows a defined test process that is similar to other test types. It utilizes a disciplined approach to the definition of requirements and user stories, the creation of test conditions, test cases, and test procedures. It establishes measurable goals against which the success or failure of the testing can be ...