Published Works

On this page, you will find a number of books authored and co-authored by the Grove team (both past and present).

Authors: Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham
Price: £56.99
ISBN: 978-0201331400
Date: 1999

This book describes how to build and implement an automated testing regime for software development. It presents a detailed account of the principles of automated testing, practical techniques for designing a good automated testing regime, and advice on choosing and applying off-the-shelf testing tools to specific needs. This sound and practical introduction to automated testing comes from two authors well known for their seminars, consultancy and training in the field.
Part 1 is how to do automation well, which contains advice and explanations about UI level automation which are still useful even now. Part 2 contains case studies at the time of publication.

Authors: Dorothy Graham, Mark Fewster
Price: £43.99
ISBN: 978-0321754066
Date: 2012

Software test automation has moved beyond a luxury to become a necessity. Applications and systems have grown ever larger and more complex, and manual testing simply cannot keep up. As technology changes, and more organizations move into agile development, testing must adapt—and quickly. Test automation is essential, but poor automation is wasteful—how do you know where your efforts will take you?
The case studies in this book will give you insights into what makes good automation really work (or not). Applications include complex government systems, medical devices, business process development, mobile apps, cloud migration and others. With over 40 contributors, including high-profile experts, you will learn about both technical and management issues, failures and successes, brilliant ideas and disastrous decisions, and specific lessons and tips you can use.

Authors: Dorothy Graham, Erik Van Veenendaal, Rex Black
Price: £43.99
ISBN: 978-1473764798
Date: 2019

Your One-Stop Guide To Passing The ISTQB Foundation Level Exam Foundations of Software Testing: Updated edition for ISTQB Certification is your essential guide to software testing and the ISTQB Foundation qualification. Whether you are a student or tester of ISTQB, this book is an essential purchase if you want to benefit from the knowledge and experience of those involved in the writing of the ISTQB Syllabus. This book adopts a practical and hands-on approach, covering the fundamental principles that every system and software tester should know.
*Note: this edition is for the 2018 ISTQB Foundation Syllabus; a new edition for v4.0 of the Syllabus is underway and will be published in 2024.

Authors: Seretta Gamba, Dorothy Graham
Price: £23.00
ISBN: 978-1727504880
Date: 2018

This is a story – based on real patterns of behaviour – about a software test automator and her struggles to implement good automation in her company. The aim is to show you how you can use the test automation patterns wiki to help with various test automation problems, by showing how our heroine, Liz, copes with many of them.
This book started as a way to explain how the patterns in the wiki could be used in realistic situations, warts and all. Things are never as straight-forward as we hope, and this book shows a number of things that go wrong, as well as many things that go well.In this book you will encounter the Hamburger model of test automation abstraction, as well as the Dessert model of object selection. You will get to know Liz, her hobbies, her friends, her unrequited love… In short, yes, this is a story, but we hope it will help make the patterns “come alive”!