The world of manual exploratory testing is one of the most challenging and satisfying jobs in the IT industry. When done properly, exploratory testing is a strategic challenge and a match of wits between the manual tester and an application to discover hidden bugs, usability issues, security concerns, and so forth. For far too long, such exploration has been done without good guidance and has been the realm of experts who have learned their craft over many years and decades. This book contains much of that experience and wisdom in the hopes that many new experts emerge quickly, allowing higher-quality testing and thus higher-quality applications to enter the technology ecosystem.
We need the human mind to be present when software is tested. The information in this book is aimed at focusing the human mind so that testing is as thorough and complete as possible.