Exploratory Software Testing: The Case for Manual Testing

anual testing is human-present testing. A human tester uses real user data in real user environments to create realistic user scenarios that will cause software either to fail or to fulfill its mission. Because it allows for recognizing both obvious and subtle bugs, manual testing is the best choice for finding bugs related to the underlying business logic of an application.

Chapter 2: The Case for Manual Testing of James Whittaker’s Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks, Tours, and Techniques to Guide Test Design explains how to make manual testing more effective?and less boring and unpleasant. It introduces innovative new processes that are repeatable, prescriptive, and teachable.

Read “Chapter 2: The Case for Manual Testing” from Exploratory Software Testing.

Editor’s Note: This chapter is an excerpt from the book, “Exploratory Software Testing: Tips, Tricks, Tours, and Techniques to Guide Test Design” by James Whittaker, published by Addison-Wesley Professional, ISBN 0321636414, Aug. 2009, copyright 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. For more info, please visit the publisher page: www.informit.com/title/0321636414.

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