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1 Welcome to SWE 637 Software Testing Jeff Offutt History of the Class • 1990s – Used a book by Boris Beizer and a collection of papers – Very theoretical 1998 2002 – Tried to integrate more realism • 1998-2002 – Tried to integrate more realism – Beizer’s book became out of date • 2002 – Beizer’s book went out of print – unavailable – No suitable books available – Ammann & Offutt start writing a new book Fall 2002: used 3 chapters distributed as PDF – Fall 2002: used 3 chapters, distributed as PDF • 2007 – Introduction to Software Testing sent to publisher – First printing January 2008 • 2009 – SWE 637 becomes a core course for SWE majors – At the urging of the departmental Industry Advisory Board 8/24/2011 © Offutt, 2001-2011 2
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2 Class Overview • Class URL : http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~offutt/classes/637/ • Contact info, TA • Objectiv : How to design effective tests both at the unit Objective : How to design effective tests, both at the unit and system level • Readings : Posted in schedule • Quizzes : Weekly, first 15 minutes of class – No makeups, 3 lowest grades are dropped Replaces traditional midterm exam
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SWE 637 taught by Professor Offutt,j during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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