Category Archives: Book review

Book Review: How We Test at Microsoft

Bryan Pendleton

I’ve been intending to write a book review of How We Test Software At Microsoft, by Alan Page, Ken Johnston, and Bj Rollison, but for whatever reason I just never found the time, until now.

In general, I like this book a lot. It’s a nice blend of the tactical and the strategic, of the pragmatic and the theoretic, and it covers a lot of ground in a very readable fashion. It’s hard to imagine anybody who is seriously interested in software testing who wouldn’t find something that interested them in the book.

Book review – Happy About Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing for Executives

“Happy About Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing for Executives”

Author: Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hackett, and Brent K. Whitlock
Publisher: Happy About (August 1, 2006)

Finally, a testing book for executives!, November 17, 2006
By Scott BarberChief Technologist, PerfTestPlus

Happy About Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing for Executives is an absolute must read for any executive in a company that develops, customizes or implements software.

For years, software testing has been notoriously under valued and misunderstood by corporate executives. While leading software testers have been trying to get their message to executives from the bottom up, they have been largely unsuccessful. This book has the potential to change that.

Hung Nguyen is a widely respected leader in the software testing community who has shared his experiences with corporate executives in the first software testing book written explicitly *for* executives. If you are an executive in a company that develops, customizes or implements software, this book is for you. It is straight forward, relevant, applicable and easy to digest. In fact, it is the perfect book to take with you on your next business trip as it is organized in sections that are the perfect size for layovers, take-offs and landings – at least that was the case for me.

With this book, all it takes is one business trip and you’ll be able to engage in risk and ROI based planning to minimize many of the challenges and expenses your company faces related to software through the efficient and effective application and management of software testing.