As more mission-critical applications are developed for
client-server and Internet platforms, the demand for reliable test
methods has soared. This is the first book to address the unique
challenges of creating rigorous test routines that address the
complexities of distributed computing.
End-to-end coverage begins with the desktop GUI, moving through
server and network concerns on up to cross-level functional
testing, and system testing. A data-driven approach maximizes the
opportunities for automation with Structured Capture/Replay tools.
Guidelines are offered for choosing and implementing an automated
test tool suite, and a special section addresses Y2K issues in
testing PC and client-server software.