Software Testing in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline

Software Testing in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline

Scott Tilley (Florida Institute of Technology, USA) and Tauhida Parveen (Independent Consultant, USA)
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Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 479
ISBN13: 9781466625365|ISBN10: 1466625368|EISBN13: 9781466625372|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2536-5


In recent years, cloud computing has gained a significant amount of attention by providing more flexible ways to store applications remotely. With software testing continuing to be an important part of the software engineering life cycle, the emergence of software testing in the cloud has the potential to change the way software testing is performed.

Software Testing in the Cloud: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline is a comprehensive collection of research by leading experts in the field providing an overview of cloud computing and current issues in software testing and system migration. Deserving the attention of researchers, practitioners, and managers, this book aims to raise awareness about this new field of study.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Applications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Technology
  • Distributed Systems
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • Web Services

Reviews and Testimonials

In this overview for researchers, practitioners, managers, and students, international contributors in computer science, software testing, and information technology examine software testing in the cloud (STITC) from different perspectives, presenting case studies and experience reports. Major themes include migrating testing to the cloud, using a cloud computing infrastructure for testing in a virtualized environment, and testing applications that are hosted and deployed in a cloud environment. Some specific topics include leveraging the cloud for large-scale software testing, cloud scalability measurement and testing, and building a cloud-based mobile application testbed. With material on issues such as balancing the value and risks of cloud computing, the book will be useful as an overview for those new to the field, as well as more experienced practitioners. Several chapters are updated versions of papers presented at the April 2010 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation. Tilley is affiliated with Florida Institute of Technology. Parveen is a consultant.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Scott Tilley is a faculty member at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he is a Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Sciences, a Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business, and an Associate Member of the Harris Institute for Assured Information. He is also a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. His current research is in software testing, cloud computing, and system migration. He is Chair of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Web Systems Evolution (WSE) series of events, and a Past Chair of ACM SIGDOC. He was General Chair for ICSM 2008 in Beijing, China. He is the lead author of the book Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration & Execution (Springer, 2012). He writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for the Florida Today newspaper (Gannett). Scott holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Victoria.
Tauhida Parveen is an independent consultant and trainer with an emphasis on cloud computing and software testing. She has worked in quality assurance with organizations such as WikiMedia Foundation, Millennium Engineering & Integration, Yahoo!, Sabre, and Progressive Auto Insurance. She has presented at numerous trade conferences, published in several academic journals, and organized workshops at international events. She is an ISTQB Foundation Level Certified Software Tester (CTFL). She is the co-author of the book Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration & Execution (Springer, 2012). Tauhida holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology.