I have been assigned an Test Manager in Software Application Services department.
Could any of you recommned me a book that describes real projects with issues/resolution(production issues, test environment issues, hardware issues...) in all phases of Testing.Terminologies used in Software Testing.
I have some people here who are asking me for the best books for a beginner to learn testing. I learned the hard way and most of the books I have require a certain level of knowledge that a beginner is not likely to have. I have checked the Books link but would like some guidance on what to recommend for these co-workers.
My usual course on book selection is to open a book randomly and read a page or two, if I can't understand it then I probably don't want it. If these are people who are really junior then I'd say check some of the Lessons Learned books or How To.. one from Whittaker; they are pretty easy reads and might give junior types exposure to different types of testing environments.
Are you just trying to get them thinking like Testers or are you trying to expose them to processes or something else?
Nothing learns better than experience.
"So as I struggle with this issue I am confronted with the reality that noting is perfect."
michaeljf - Are you just trying to get them thinking like Testers or are you trying to expose them to processes or something else?
Little of both. By and Large I have them on the road to thinking like testers. I guess my main goal is to expose them to processes and the ways software testing is accomplished.
The reason I like it is that it goes into the economics (money) side of our line of work. I think this is a key thing we as professionals need to understand and communicate with those outside of our world, especially executive management. The business side, and economic reasons behind it, is what a lot of Test professionals don't understand but need to.
The first 5 chapters are filled with Pro's & Con's, Solutions, and Personal Insights that provide a lot of good information. The sixth and last chapter is a bit of a sell on LogiGears process and tools, but has a lot of good process and methods for doing the work.
I'm not affiliated with LogiGear, but this book is very good and an essential in any test professionals library in my opinion.