How Google Tests Software Read ☆ 4

James A. Whittaker º 4 review

R breakthrough best practices you can use even if you're not uite Google's sizeyet Using these techniues you can transform testing from a bottleneck into an accelerator and make your whole organization productive In my day to day job as a software engineer I constantly encounter new and interesting problems in the realm of testing software So when I found How Google Tests Software I was very excited to find out what techniues Google employs to tackle some of these thornier problems at scaleThe opening chapters of the book do a really great job of describing the ethos of testing at Google and very clearly defining what their goals are and how each of their roles and tools will contribute to that overall goal Reading through these chapters I found myself chomping at the bit to find the nuggets of wisdom that I could apply in my own workHowever past the opening chapters for me the book really started to wane in terms of technical details and I found myself working harder and harder to find the lessons that I could take away While I appreciated the author s descriptions of the tools that Google uses internally the overviews weren t enough for me to determine exactly what about the tools solved their testing problems and it wasn t enough to really understand how to build a similar infrastructure at my companyThe latter half of the book focused heavily on interview transcripts with testing leaders at Google While I did appreciate their war stories and takeaways I felt the interviews didn t have uite enough useful information to justify the amount of space that they took up in the book Even the last chapter felt like of an anti climax rather than a solid wrap up of the book as a wholeOverall I thought the book had a lot of potential but the pacing issues with the size of each chapter and the dearth of useful technical details really took a lot of the wind out of its sails

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How Google Tests Software

Google faces the world's largest toughest software testing challenges To get it right Google is pioneering the future of testing and automation You also How Google MOBI #180 need to get it right Learn from Googl I learnt about uite a few useful tools especially pyAuto for driving Chrome automation as well as Protocol Buffers for creating class definitions and serializing data easily However most of the content in this book is management than technical focused and would probably benefit someone who is already familiar with the testing scene as it currently is than new readers trying to find ways to improve their software uality

Summary How Google Tests Software

E In How Google Tests Software legendary Google testing leader James Whittaker and two top Google experts reveal powerful lessons Google has learned about testing software at unparalleled scale and speed and offe This is not a typical book It has both good and bad The good the level of technical detail the clarity and the straightforward presentation of the authors The book painted a picture where SET software engineer in test was the best technical job and TE test engineers are the best generalist job At least from a reader s point of view It certainly is encouraging and enlightening particularly for google engineersThe bad1 the writing style Oh my god the authors have almost no writing style The whole book reads like a training handout it has verbatim interviews interspersed in the chapters Short articles written by SETs TEs inserted into the text Long code segments interspersed with cultural discussions Verbatim copies of blog posts There is no consistent flow of thoughts The book seriously lack readability improvement2 the vision itself All three authors have left Google after this book was published I cannot help but asking does the vision stand good with time or it is just an wishful thinking of the group of engineers at the peak years of the testing effort of Google


10 thoughts on “How Google Tests Software

  1. says:

    When I found out about the book How Google Tests Software it didn't take long until I had ordered a copy I find it uite fascinating to read about how Google does things whether it is about their development process their infrastructure their hiring process or in this case how they test their software I am a developer at

  2. says:

    I learnt about uite a few useful tools especially pyAuto for driving Chrome automation as well as Protocol Buffers for creat

  3. says:

    This was an odd book It's really 3 things an internal training manual a recruiting tool and an external guide to Google's testing practices The first two really got in the way of what would have otherwise been a very intere

  4. says:

    This is not a typical book It has both good and bad The good the level of technical detail the clarity and the straightforward presentation of the authors The book painted a picture where SET software engineer in test was the best tec

  5. says:

    The best book on testing or facilitating engineering productivity as it's known within the book and among the google SETs software engineers in testing I've ever read though most of this will be old hat to anyone who's digested the lessons of test driven development read on the advice of my new manager at google

  6. says:

    As a budding uality Assurance Analyst at a relatively small software company I decided to give this book a read to get an understanding of how a big company like Google approaches software testing I found it to full of extremely helpful information and it opened my eyes to how the rest of the tech industry app

  7. says:

    How does Google test software how it should be tested with developers doing most of their own testing saving the manual testers for the things that are best done by a human I like the philosophy

  8. says:

    Must read for everyone whose work related to software testing and uality assurance

  9. says:

    In my day to day job as a software engineer I constantly encounter new and interesting problems in the realm of testing software So when I found How Google Tests Software I was very excited to find out what techniues Googl

  10. says:

    This book provides interesting views into how an organization Google worked to introduce uality into their softwar

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