Professional testing of software is an essential task that requires a profound knowledge of testing techniques. The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) has developed a universally accepted, international qualification scheme aimed at software and system testing professionals, and has created the Syllabi and Tests for the Certified Tester. Today about 300,000 people have taken the ISTQB certification exams. The authors of Software Testing Foundations, 4th Edition, are among the creators of the Certified Tester Syllabus and are currently active in the ISTQB. This thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition covers the Foundation Level (entry level) and teaches the most important methods of software testing. It is designed for self-study and provides the information necessary to pass the Certified Tester-Foundations Level exam, version 2011, as defined by the ISTQB. Also in this new edition, technical terms have been precisely stated according to the recently revised and updated ISTQB glossary. Topics covered: - Fundamentals of Testing - Testing and the Software Lifecycle - Static and Dynamic Testing Techniques - Test Management - Test Tools Also mentioned are some updates to the syllabus that are due in 2015.
Andreas Spillner is professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Bremen University of Applied Sciences. For more than 10 years, he was president of the German Special Interest Group in Software Testing, Analysis, and Verification of the German Society for Informatics. He is a honorary member of the German Testing Board. His work emphasis is on software engineering, quality assurance, and testing. Tilo Linz is CEO of imbus AG, a leading service company for software testing in Germany. He is president of the German Testing Board from 2002 to 2005. His work emphasis is on consulting and coaching projects on software quality management, optimizing software development, and testing processes. Hans Schaefer is an independent consultant in software testing in Norway. He is president of the Norwegian Testing Board. He has been consulting and teaching software testing methods since 1984. He organizes the Norwegian Special Interest Group in Software Testing for Western Norway. His work emphasis is on consulting, teaching, and coaching test process improvement and test design techniques, as well as reviews.