I noticed that in one of the forums in the Software Testing Club, Matt Heusser shared a link to his chapter in the book, Beautiful Testing. That reminded me of a blog post by Lisa Crispin sharing her chapter. I had an insanely optimistic idea that maybe I could google each contributor’s chapter. That way I wouldn’t have to shell out $42.33 (the discounted price at Amazon.com but that’s still without shipping costs). That’s not cheap where I come from. A minimum wage worker will need at least 5 days worth of labor just to afford that. Although software testing isn’t a minimum wage job but that’s beside the point. Another way of looking at it — the book would cost as much as 17 Big Macs here.
And so I googled: “Beautiful Testing” filetype:PDF
Of course, I didn’t get all the chapters. I managed to get 5 which isn’t so bad either.
- Chapter 7: Beautiful XMPP Testing by Remko Tronçon
- Chapter 14: Test-Driven Development: Driving New Standards of Beauty by Jennitta Andrea
- Chapter 15: Beautiful Testing as the Cornerstone of Business Success by Lisa Crispin
- Chapter 16: Peeling the Glass Onion at Social Text by Matt Heusser
- Chapter 23: Testing Network Services in Multimachine Scenarios by Isaac Clerencia
If these teasers lure you in, you can purchase the book online. Either at amazon.com where it retails at $42.33 ($33.99 for the Kindle edition, or at oreilly.com where it sells for $49.99 ($39.99 for the ebook version).