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Web links about testing
Some research papers done by students (done at Cinnober
Financial in Stockholm)
- The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) defines knowledge
requirements and a certification scheme for software testers. Go
and take an exam! This is the
web page of the Norwegian Testing Board.
- SOCO AS in Oslo has resources
for test management.
- Kantega AS in Trondheim has
resources for test management.
- KnowIT, an international
company with headquarters in Sweden, has a Norwegian department
with very experienced consultants. They have offices and
resources in Bergen and Oslo.
- Morecom in Halden help
you with testing, especially if you test embedded systems or
systems requiring high reliability.
- Nohau AS in Sweden supplies
tools, consulting and training on testing real time and
- The Danish site www.softwaretest.dk,
maintained by Klaus Olsen, is the entry point to many
interesting software testing links and contains a Danish
Testaing Club (US based) has a lot of useful papers.
- The British Computer Society Working Group for Software
Testing Standards: www.testingstandards.co.uk/
. They develop standards for nonfunctional testing. Look at the
draft standards on their web site, and contribute with comments
- Software Testing
Club in UK organizes a one day conference called Testbash,
once a year in Brighton.
- Elisabeth Hendrickson, founder of Quality Tree Software,
runs a web site with lots of
testing heuristics and discussions, especially about agile
- Vipul Kocher, founder of Pure Testing, an Indian test
consultancy, has a web site explaining
testing patters (Q-Patterns).
- International Standards on Software Engineering, like ISO/IEC
12207, ISO/IEC 14598 series, ISO/IEC 29119 and ISO/IEC 9126 are
developed and enhanced by ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7: SC7 WebSite: www.jtc1-sc7.org
- FAQs of the internet news group comp.software.testing: www.faqs.org/faqs/software-eng/testing-faq/,
- Paul Gerrard at Gerrardconsulting
is a major source of books and papers about software testing.
His company arranges training in risk based-testing, performance
testing, contractual aspects of testing and more. They are based
in the UK.
- Software Research www.soft.com
used to organize the Quality Week conferences. They are also a
test consultancy and test tool supplier. Have a look at their
Software Quality Hot list www.soft.com/Institute/HotList/
for more than 2400 interesting links about quality and testing!
They publish a monthly free e-mail newsletter.
- Quality Logic: A company specializing in standard test suites.
For phone, fax, scanning, and printer interfaces. www.qualitylogic.com
- Hung Nguyen, author (with Cem Kaner) of "Testing Computer
Software" and author of "Testing Applications on the Web", runs
a site with lots of papers and references: www.qacity.com.
- Logica, a Dutch consulting
company, has a good method for test automation called TestFrame.
It is independent of the tools you use.
- A German site about advanced testing of real time systems: www.systematic-testing.com/.
The author, Joachim Wegener, also developed a freeware tool for
generating combination test cases, the Classification Tree
- Bret Pettichord, one of the authors of "Lessons Learned in
Software Testing", has a home
page with many useful texts and links.
- Cem Kaner badsoftware.com
is a lawyer, professor at Florida Polytechnic and software test
specialist. Author of the books "Testing Computer Software",
"Bad Software" and, with Bach and Pettichord, "Lessons Learned
in Software Testing". The "Bad Software" book is about lack of
quality in consumer software and legal implications. He has
written a lot of good papers. See some at www.kaner.com.
- Brian Marick has an extensive web page with testing concepts:
- Disha Technologies
supplies independent and offshoring testing services.
- Allied Testing
supplies independent and offshoring testing services based on a
lab in Russia.
- SQA Partners
supplies testing services for localisation and
- SEPT supplies
information about Software Engineering Standards.
- Test automation
requires construction of a suitable framework. This
company may help you.
- A good article: The
sins of agile testing
Testing mobile applications
Developer's Guide to the Galaxy
wrote the first book on testing mobile applications and has a lot
of material available.
Elisabeth Hendrickson’s Test
“I like the way Elisabeth uses examples to solve many real-time
written by Parimala Shankaraiah.
“Parimala studies a wide range of testing approaches and practices
and distills this knowledge for us. She reminds us
why diversity is so important to promote innovation and creativity
in software development and testing.”
The Consulting Software
Tester by James Bach
“James Bach is one of the most innovative testers today. His
elucidation and popularization of exploratory testing is a great
contribution to the field.”
Paul Gerrard's blogg
This blogg contains many useful comments on regression testing,
performance testing and risk based-testing.
For testing mobile devices, look at uTest and mob4hire and Betatestingjobs.
There exists an international certification scheme for software
tester knowledge. You get more information about this on International Software Tester
Qualifications Board. The author of these pages is chairman
of the Norwegian Board.
has lots of good tool links. Here is the special link to testing tools.
- A list of open source testing tools is on www.opensourcetesting.org.
Other sites for open source
tools are www.freshmeat.net
has a tool supplier list.
- The site www.aptest.com
has many interesting software testing links, especially to
- A Link to CASE tools. Many of
these may be useful for testers.
- IPL, www.ipl.com has tools
for unit and integration test of Ada, C, C++ programs. Some good
papers about unit testing are on their web site.
- LDRA, www.ldra.com has
static analysis, test harness generator and coverage analysis
tools many languages and platforrs. Some good papers about unit
testing are on their web site.
- Imbus AG (Germany) has an advanced
management: imbus TestBench. They have many links to other
tool suppliers. They also offer software testing seminars where
I cooperate as an instructor. There are special seminars about
testing real time systems and embedded systems. Their marketing
director (together with Prof. Andreas Spillner from Bremen
university) has written the German book "Basiswissen Software
Testing", containing the curriculum for the ISTQB foundation
level certificate for software testing. The book has also been
published in Dutch and is soon to be published in English with
- Autotestco, www.autotestco.com
, has good links to test tools suppliers, but also to seminar
companies in the USA, as well as a book about test automation.
- Ovum Ltd. continually
evaluates the most used testing tools. You can order their
(expensive) report "Ovum Evaluates: Software Testing Tools", as
well as continuous updates.
- Combinatorial testing tools
are referenced on the web page about pairwse and orthogonal
- Leirios Technologies
supplies a model based testing tool, generating test cases
automatically from specifications.
- Graphwalker is an
open source tool for validating state machine models and
generating tests for them.
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