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How We Test Software at Microsoft® by Alan Page, Ken Johnston, and Bj Rollison

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Chapter 1. Software Engineering at Microsoft

Ken Johnston

Part I of this book, Chapter 1 through Chapter 3, provides a lot of information about Microsoft, what our goals are, how we are organized to engineer products, and how we ship products. A lot of the information in this chapter has been shared publicly, but we have pulled a few strings to share some new details of Microsoft internals.

There are many books, articles, and Web sites that cover Microsoft’s history in detail, but we felt that a brief overview within this book that focused on Microsoft engineering would help readers better understand the why behind how we test software at Microsoft. All the methods and tools we discuss in the rest of the book are influenced by our history, vision, ...

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