Integrated Software Testing Learning Environment for Training Senior-Level Computer Science Students

Integrated Software Testing Learning Environment for Training Senior-Level Computer Science Students

Daniel Bolanos (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain) and Almudena Sierra (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-060-8.ch121
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Abstract

Due to the increasingly important role of software testing in software quality assurance, during the last several years, the utilization of automated testing tools, and particularly those belonging to the xUnit family, has proven to be invaluable. However, as the number of resources available continues increasing, the complexity derived from the selection and integration of the most relevant software testing principles, techniques and tools into an adequate learning environment for training computer science students in software testing, increases too. In this chapter we introduce a experience of teaching Software Testing for a senior-level course. In the elaboration of the course a wide variety of testing techniques, methodologies and tools have been selected and seamlessly integrated. An evaluation of students performance during the three academic years that the course has been held show that students’ attitudes changed with a high or at least a positive statistical significance.

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