About this Course

When writing software, destruction can be just as valuable as creation. Learn how to catch bugs and break software as you discover different testing methods that will help you build better software.

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Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 1 month
Skill Level
Intermediate
Included in Course
  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

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Course Leads

  • John Regehr
    John Regehr

    Instructor

  • Sean Bennett
    Sean Bennett

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1: Domains, Ranges, Oracles, and Kinds of Testing

How to think about the different elements of software testing

Lesson 2: Code Coverage

How to find parts of a program that need more testing

Lesson 3: Random Testing

How to automatically generate test cases that break code in unexpected ways

Lesson 4: Advanced Random Testing

How to engineer a sophisticated random test case generator

Lesson 5: Consequences

How to deal with lots of bugs, how to take a big input that triggers a bug and make it smaller, how to report a bug, and more!

Lesson 6: Conclusion

Prerequisites and Requirements

Programming experience is required.

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Why Take This Course

This course will teach you how to think like a software tester, how to find bugs in code earlier, and write better code.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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