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The Tester's Pocketbook By Paul Gerrard
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The first aim of this book is to provide a brief introduction to the discipline called testing. Quite a lot of the information and training on testing is technical, bureaucratic, complicated or... More > dated. This Pocketbook presents a set of Test Axioms that will help you determine what your testing mission should be and how to gain commitment and understanding from your management. The technical stuff might then make more sense to you. The second aim of this Pocketbook is to provide a handy reference, an aide memoire or prompter for testing practitioners. But it isn’t a pocket dictionary or summary of procedures, techniques or processes. When you are stuck for what to do next, or believe there’s something wrong in your own or someone else’s testing or you want to understand their testing or improve it, this Pocketbook might be of help. It will prompt you to ask some germane questions of yourself, your team, your management, stakeholder or supplier.< Less
Lean Python By Paul Gerrard
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“Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to... More > express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C. The language provides constructs intended to enable clear programs on both a small and large scale.” - Python entry in Wikipedia If you choose to learn Python as your first or your fifteenth programming language, you are making an excellent choice. This book provides a minimalist introduction that will give you enough knowledge and confidence to create your own programs whether you are a professional programmer or tester or just want to explore what is becoming the language of choice of more and more software professionals. Become a lean “Pythonista”.< Less
Digital Assurance By Paul Gerrard
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The Digital phenomenon that is sweeping through business and the IT sector is the biggest thing since the Internet took the world by storm. Unlike the Internet revolution and DotCom madness, Digital... More > is largely business-driven. In that respect, there has been no slow-start — from nowhere to every organisation in about three years. The scope of Digital spans all the new technologies including mobile, the Internet of Things, Drones, 3D printing and sensors and actuators of all descriptions – it’s everything. This combination of huge scope, business pressure and changing development approaches will pose a huge problem for most testing teams and testers. This book is an attempt to summarise the challenge and make some general recommendations for coping, thriving or surviving a once-in-a-career transformation. This book is aimed at testers requiring an overview of the challenge and Digital leaders and managers wanting to know how to shape the testing and assurance of their projects.< Less
12 Secrets of Effective Test Management By Paul Gerrard
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Every software development project includes testing activities. These activities may be managed formally or informally, by a designated QA manager or by various individuals on a development team.... More > Managing them properly is critical if you want to have the best chance of verifying that your application works as intended. If you’re involved in software development in any way (but especially if you’re a tester) this ebook is for you. Inside, you’ll find articles on a range of essential test management topics including process, modelling, risk, delivery, reporting and technology. Each article includes relevant stories from the author’s experience, and concludes with some ideas to help you apply the concepts presented.< Less
My Girl - Love Poems By Paul Gerrard
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A collection of poems written by Paul Gerrard for his girl, Karen Leslie Hinde.
The Business Story Pocketbook By Paul Gerrard & Susan Windsor
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Business Stories are simple, compact ‘examples’ of the behaviour of software. When placed at the centre of software delivery, these stories close the communication gap between users,... More > developers and testers. This pocketbook describes an approach to building software that uses Business Stories to enable project participants to communicate in natural language: * Business analysts derive Business Stories from requirements to confirm with stakeholders that requirements can be trusted. * Developers take the same stories and use them to help design their code and automatically test it. * Test analysts take the same stories and add detail required for system and acceptance testing as software becomes available. Written for business analysts, developers, testers and their managers, this pocketbook describes the core practices you need to manage requirements knowledge and deliver valuable software that works the way users want it, in a more reliable way.< Less

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