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New to testing, please help

suma sindu
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Hi

I have some knowledge in java(3 java certifications), but completely new to testing(know almost nothing about testing). I would like to start reading some testing concepts(which are in high demand now). They say chances of getting a job increases when u know testing as well as Java(so that u can try both testing side(QA jobs) as well as Java(programming)). Can anybody please suggest where I should start(which books to buy, any software..etc).

Thanks
Suma
peter wooster
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Originally posted by suma sindu:
Hi

I have some knowledge in java(3 java certifications), but completely new to testing(know almost nothing about testing). I would like to start reading some testing concepts(which are in high demand now). They say chances of getting a job increases when u know testing as well as Java(so that u can try both testing side(QA jobs) as well as Java(programming)). Can anybody please suggest where I should start(which books to buy, any software..etc).

Thanks
Suma


The first thing you should do is learn about unit and coverage testing. I'd recommend that you start by getting a copy of junit and doing the tutorials. Once you have that understood you might want to take one of your own projects and try to achieve a good level of coverage using junit and one of the coverage monitors. I recommend Emma, but a lot of people like Clover. either does a pretty good job, but Clover costs money.

If you want something to read, you can't go wrong with Steve McConnell's "Code Complete", it devotes a chapter to testing, but the whole book is worth it's rather hefty weight in gold. It's a bit old, predates Java, but not obsolete.
Lasse Koskela
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Regarding functional testing, I'd recommend picking up books written by one Cem Kaner.


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Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
Regarding functional testing, I'd recommend picking up books written by one Cem Kaner.


or get it going by a business knowledge expert in your qa testing team. I felt it helped a lot in many situations.


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