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Software Testing Paradigms Tutorial Cem Kaner

Software Testing Paradigms Tutorial Cem Kaner

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 Paradigms of  Black Box Software Testing 
Tutorial at Quality Week, 2002Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D.Florida Institute of Technology
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.EIA-0113539 ITR/SY+PE “Improving the Education of Software Testers.”Any opinions, findingsand conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do notnecessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation(NSF).
Copyright (c) 1994-2001 Cem Kaner. All Rights Reserved.
 About Cem Kaner 
Professor of Computer Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology
Career focus--improving software customer satisfaction and safety.
I’veworked as a programmer, tester, writer, teacher, user interface designer,software salesperson, organization development consultant, developmentconsultant, manager / director of almost all aspects of softwaredevelopment,and as an attorney focusing on the law of software quality.
 Senior author of:
Testing Computer Software ( 
1988; 2nd edition with Hung Nguyen and Jack Falk,1993). This received the
 Award ofExcellence
in theSociety for Technical Communication’s Northern California TechnicalPublications Competition.
 Bad Software: What To Do When Software Fails
(with David Pels, 1998). Ralph Nadercalled this book “a how-to book foconsumer protection in the Information Age.” and
 Lessons Learned inSoftware Testing 
(with James Bach & Bret Pettichord, 2001).B.A. in Arts & Sciences (Math, Philosophy);Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Human Perception & Performance:Psychophysics),J.D. (law degree). Member of the American Law Institute.
Copyright (c) 1994-2001 Cem Kaner. All Rights Reserved.
 Paradigms of Black Box Testing 
This section is based on work done jointly with James Bach, and uses slides thatJames and I prepared jointly for presentation at the USPDI and STAR conferences. We also thank Bob Stahl, Brian Marick, Hans Schaefer, and HansBuwalda for several insights.
Principal of Satisfice, Inc., a software testing consulting company.
Writes, speaks, and consults on software quality asssuranceand testing. In hissixteen years in Silicon Valley-style software companies, including nine years atApple Computer, Borland International, and AuriginSystems, he's been a programmer, tester, QA manager, and roving problem-solver. For three years,James was Chief Scientist at ST Labs, an independent software testing companyin Seattle that performs substantial testing and tester trainingfor Microsoft.
James is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of software qualityassurance and development processes. James edited the "Software Realities"column in
 IEEE Computer 
magazine, is a former section chair of the AmericanSociety for Quality and the Silicon Valley Software Quality Association, andwas part of the ASQ committee that created the Certified Software QualityEngineer program.

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