Pages: 256 Published: September 2016 ISBN: 9781680501834
The Way of the Web Tester
A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests
by Jonathan Rasmusson
This book is for everyone who needs to test the web. As a tester, you’ll
automate your tests. As a developer, you’ll build more robust solutions.
And as a team, you’ll gain a vocabulary and a means to coordinate how to
write and organize automated tests for the web. Follow the testing
pyramid and level up your skills in user interface testing, integration
testing, and unit testing. Your new skills will free you up to do other,
more important things while letting the computer do the one thing it’s
really good at: quickly running thousands of repetitive tasks.
How to write really good automated tests for the web.
How to pick and choose the right ones.
How to explain, coordinate, and share your efforts with others.
If you’re a traditional software tester who has never written an
automated test before, this is the perfect book for getting started.
Together, we’ll go through everything you’ll need to start writing your
If you’re a developer, but haven’t thought much about testing, this book
will show you how to move fast without breaking stuff. You’ll test
RESTful web services and legacy systems, and see how to organize your
And if you’re a team lead, this is the Rosetta Stone you’ve been looking
for. This book will help you bridge that testing gap between your
developers and your testers by giving your team a model to discuss web
testing, and most importantly, to coordinate their efforts.
The Way of the Web Tester is packed with cartoons, graphics, best
practices, war stories, plenty of humor, and hands-on tutorial exercises
that will get you doing the right things, the right way.
Jonathan Rasmusson is the author of
Samurai. An experienced programmer, Jonathan has helped some of the
world’s leading software companies find better ways of working and
playing together. When not cycling to work in the throes of winter you
can find him developing software and coaching teams at Spotify.