Applications Open now for Jan 2023 Batch | Applications Close: Jan 15, 2023 | Exam: Feb 26, 2023

Applications Open now for Jan 2023 Batch | Applications Close: Jan 15, 2023 | Exam: Feb 26, 2023

Degree Level Course

Software Testing

To prepare the students to understand the phases of testing based on requirements for a project, to apply the concepts taught in the course to formulate test requirements precisely, to design and execute test cases as a part of a standard software development IDE, and to apply specially designed test case design techniques for specific application domains.

by Meenakshi D'Souza

Course ID: BSCCS3002

Course Credits: 4

Course Type: Core Option I

Pre-requisites: None

Course structure & Assessments

12 weeks of coursework, weekly online assignments, 2 in-person invigilated quizzes, 1 in-person invigilated end term exam. For details of standard course structure and assessments, visit Academics page.

WEEK 1 Introduction, testing in software development life-cycle, software testing process levels, testing terminologies, test automation.
WEEK 2 Techniques and algorithms for test case design: 1. Graphs based testing 2. Logic based testing 3. Input space partitioning 4. Syntax based testing
WEEK 3 Open source tools and frameworks for testing.
WEEK 4 Integration testing.
WEEK 5 Testing of applications: Testing OO-applications, web applications.
WEEK 6 Agile testing, Test driven development.
WEEK 7 Overview of non-functional testing techniques.
WEEK 8 Regression testing.
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Prescribed Books

The following are the suggested books for the course:

Paul Ammann and Jeff Offutt, Introduction to Software Testing, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Glenford J. Myers, The Art of Software Testing, Second edition, 2008.

Paul C. Jorgensen, Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach, Fourth edition, CRC Press, 2014.

Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Addison-Wesley, 2009.

Appropriate research papers on testing techniques, information regarding testing tools, as applicable.

About the Instructors

Meenakshi D'Souza
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIIT Bangalore

Meenakshi D'Souza is an Associate Professor at IIIT-Bangalore and has been with the institute for the past ten years. Prior to joining IIIT-Bangalore, Meenakshi worked for Honeywell Technology Solutions, Bangalore. Meenakshi is a council member of ACM India and an Associate Editor of Sadhana, a journal of Indian Academy of Sciences.

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Her research interests are in the areas of software testing and formal verification of embedded software. Meenakshi teaches courses on Theory of Computation, Software Testing (in NPTEL too), Design and Analysis of Algorithms and Graph Theory. Meenakshi is also interested in gender diversity and accessibility in STEM and IT.