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Agile Software Testing: A Practical Guide

 Author: Sorin Dumitrascu  Category: Agile Testing  Amazon

The Agile Software Testing course by Sorin Dumitrascu covers the methodologies and testing approaches but also the techniques and tools used in software testing in agile projects. The first section of this course is on Methodologies and Testing Approaches. Agile software development lifecycles are comprised of short iterations with working software released at the end of each iteration. In this section, you will have an overview of agile development and cover some of the different approaches, including Extreme Programming, Scrum, and Kanban. You will learn the key aspects of testing in an agile environment, as well as the skillset that an agile tester should have. More specifically we are going to cover the following:•Agile Software Development Fundamentals which includes Agile Software Development and the Agile Manifesto, The Twelve Principles of the Agile Manifesto, The Whole Team Approach, Early and Frequent Feedback;•Aspects of Agile Approach which includes Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Kanban, Collaborative User Stories, Creation of User Stories, Retrospectives, Continuous Integration, Release and Iteration Planning;•Testing in Agile Approaches which includes Agile Testing and Development Activities, Agile Project Work Products, Agile Test Levels, Agile Testing and Configuration Management, Agile and Independent Testing;•Test Status in Agile Projects which includes Communicating Test Status and Product Quality, Managing Risk Regression;•Role and Skills of an Agile Tester which includes Skills of an Agile Tester, Role of an Agile Tester. The second section of this course is on Techniques and Tools. Agile approaches include the complementary techniques of test-driven development, acceptance test- driven development, and behavior-driven development. In this section, we will explore the key features of agile testing and how techniques such as black box testing can be applied in agile projects. We will also take a look at various tools that are available to agile testers, everything from task management and tracking tools, to communication and configuration tools. More specifically we are going to cover the following:•Agile Testing and Risk Assessment which includes Test-driven and Behavior-driven Development, Test Levels, A Scrum Tester, Quality Risks in Agile Projects;•Techniques in Agile Projects which includes Estimation of Testing Effort, Test Basis in Agile Projects, Definition of Done, Acceptance Test-driven Development, Functional and Nonfunctional Black Box Test Design, Exploratory Testing;•Tools for Testing in Agile Projects which includes Task Management and Tracking Tools, Communication and Information-sharing Tools, Test Development and Configuration Tools.

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