How Google Tests Software by James A. Whittaker, Jason Arbon and Jeff Carollo

Neckbeards & Nerdery


When I was on vacation towards the end of last year, I wanted to read a book that would help me along the path to become a better software tester. With that in mind, I chose How Google Tests Software and learned how a giant search company keeps software testing in-line with development practices.

For content, the book is divided into five sections: Introduction to Google Software Testing, The Software Engineer in Test, The Test Engineer, The Test Manager and Improving How Google Tests Software. This book serves two audiences: Those looking to learn from the test processes that define how Google tests its software, and to Nooglers (new Google employees) who need a launch point for learning about testing activities. Although the first four chapters serve both groups, the last section is more angled at the Nooglers. There are appendices at the back that show sample documentation for the…

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