John Watkins has more than thirty years of experience in the field of software development, with some twenty-five years in the field of software testing. During his career, Watkins has been involved at all levels and phases of testing and has provided high-level test process consultancy, training, and mentoring to numerous blue chip companies. He is both a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society, where he is an active member of the Specialist Group in Software Testing (SIGiST), previously serving on committees of the Intellect Testing Group (representing the UK technology industry) and the SmallTalk User Group. He is author of Agile Testing: How to Succeed in an Extreme Testing Environment and currently works for IBM's software group. Simon Mills has more than thirty years of experience in the field of software quality, having transferred into the world of system testing from a business role. Simon has been involved in testing software in both business and technical or scientific environments from major investment and insurance systems to laser control, cryogenic control, and superconducting applications. He is the founder of Ingenuity System Testing Services, the preeminent testing authority in the field of electronically traded insurance in the United Kingdom. Simon is widely published internationally in conference proceedings, papers, and contributions to books and has presented as an invited speaker in the United States, at EuroStar, and at the World Congress for Software Quality.
'With the publication of the second edition of Testing IT, John Watkins and Simon Mills built on the success of the first edition, revising and bringing it up to date to ensure it continues to be relevant for the next ten years and beyond ... [This] book goes a long way to helping practitioners involved in test process, test management and testing ...' Geoff Thompson, from the Foreword of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability Praise for the first edition: 'When asked for my opinion about software testing I referred naturally to Testing IT. Imagine a light being switched on! Almost overnight everyone in the organisation was walking around with versions of the V-lifecycle ... has made a difference to two organisations that were lost in a testing strategy wilderness.' Martin Allen, Software Team Leader Praise for the first edition: 'An off-the-shelf set of procedures, complete with forms and checklists, for much less than the price of a day's work, must be a bargain ... The forms are a joy to anyone in quality assurance ...' Brian Peaker, Computer Bulletin Praise for the first edition: 'The third part consists of an extensive set of test checklists, templates and proformas, ready to use or to tailor to your specific requirements. To have these all in one place and already standardised is alone worth the price of the book ... covers all aspects of testing for both in-house and third-party developed software. I heartily recommend that any test professional looking for an easier life gets a copy of this book. I believe that even the most hardened of us would gain from reading it.' Professional tester Praise for the first edition: 'This is the most useful book on testing since Myers' The Art of Software Testing in the late 1970s. Besides having all of the material of Myers, Watkins has enlarged the scope of testing to include object-oriented code.' James Edward Tomayko, Computing Reviews