Improving Software Testing

Technical and Organizational Developments

  • Tim A. Majchrzak

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Information Systems book series (BRIEFSINORMAT)

Table of contents

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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


​Software is continuously increasing in complexity. Paradigmatic shifts and new development frameworks make it easier to implement software – but not to test it. Software testing remains to be a topic with many open questions with regard to both technical low-level aspects and to the organizational embedding of testing. However, a desired level of software quality cannot be achieved by either choosing a technical procedure or by optimizing testing processes. In fact, it requires a holistic approach.This Brief summarizes the current knowledge of software testing and introduces three current research approaches. The base of knowledge is presented comprehensively in scope but concise in length; thereby the volume can be used as a reference. Research is highlighted from different points of view. Firstly, progress on developing a tool for automated test case generation (TCG) based on a program’s structure is introduced. Secondly, results from a project with industry partners on testing best practices are highlighted. Thirdly, embedding testing into e-assessment of programming exercises is described.


Best Practices Software Testing Software engineering Test Tool

Authors and affiliations

  • Tim A. Majchrzak
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  1. 1.Institut für WirtschaftsinformatikWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität Institut für WirtschaftsinformatikMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27463-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27464-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4929
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4937
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