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Please could anyone guide and help me out
My name is Kurien and working in a software development firm and am in the Quality Assurance.I am the only person in QA
and presently am into testing.I am totally new into this field.
I have been asked to study/research on Software Testing Methodologies and Software Testing Tools. I have been searching in the net and have not been able to understand -where to start or how? Hope someone could identify my problem.
At the same time i have been assigned to
do a presentation on the above topics and prepare a QA& Testing Procedure Manual- so that the firm could start implementing this .
please could someone help me out or guide me so as to where to start and how to go about.Since on searching in the net am totally confused what is the beginning and how to go about.Waiting to hear from someone soon.
Re: Please could anyone guide and help me out
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Your problem seems to lie in not knowing the scope of the activity you have been assigned. Software test engineering is a complete engineering phase and even those of us who have spent years on the job only claim a limited understanding of the subject.
The typical problems beginners face are identical. The first, of course, is confusion over the lack of consensus on concepts, terms and definitions. Fortunately, there have been some very fundamental publications on relevant topics. My personal recommendation would be to start with a good book. Here are some titles you may consider purchasing.
1. "The Art of Software Testing", Myers, Glenford.
2. Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing, 2nd Edition
by Rex Black
From your post, it seems that your management needs a briefing on what it is all about. I suggest you use the presentation as an opportunity to set the expectations right.
-Suresh Nageswaran, CQA, CSTE
Cognizant Technology Solutions,