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Quality Web Systems: Performance, Security, and Usability, 1st edition

  • Elfriede Dustin
  • Jeff Rashka
  • Douglas McDiarmid

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (August 23rd 2001) - Copyright © 2002

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Overview

Today's web software professionals must deliver new web applications to market quickly, while incorporating proper functionality, ease-of-use, security, and performance. This pressure underscores the need for effective engineering that facilitates both quality and rapid web system development.

Quality Web Systems provides web developers and software test professionals with practical, experience-based guidance on web system engineering. Concise and straightforward, this book provides a framework for ensuring that key web system success criteria is addressed during the development of the web system. Detailed, technical guidance is provided for each success criteria, including testing strategies that allow for verification of a quality implementation.

This book addresses the key success factors of quality web systems including: proper specification of system functionality, ease-of-use, compatibility with a variety of browsers, security, and system performance and scalability. Engineering these qualities into the system throughout the development life cycle, while performing relevant testing, prevents flaws that can later prove to be disastrous, and produces a product that is well-received by its customers.

A case study is used throughout the book to illustrate practical applications of issues, approaches, strategies, and techniques.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Web system success criteria
  • Engineering functionality through use case analysis
  • Test cases from RSI use cases
  • Security of web system components and databases
  • Compatibility with multiple web browsers
  • Performance and scalability behavior
  • Load analysis and capacity planning
  • Usability concerns and test strategies
  • Test tool evaluation guide

With the information and guidance in Quality Web Systems, you will be better able to ensure the development of a quality, timely, and successful web application.



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Table of contents



Foreword.


Preface.


Acknowledgements.


1. Overview of Web Systems and Technologies.

Quality Web Systems.

Success Criteria.

Assigning Priorities Based on Risks.

Web System Engineering.

Web System Architecture.


2. Web Engineering Using the RSI Approach.

Use Cases Analysis.

Goal Oriented Use Cases Analysis.

RSI Approach.

RSI Model Development.

Non-Functional Requirements.

Technology Selection.

Test Procedures From RSI Use Cases.

Chapter Summary.

References.


3. Security.

Overview.

Web and Application Servers.

Database Server.

Client Computer.

Secure Communications.

Network Security.

Verifying Site Security.

TBS Case Study.

Chapter Summary.

References.


4. Performance.

Overview.

Performance and Scalability Requirements.

Verifying Site Performance and Scalability.

Verification Phases.

Interpreting the Test Results.

Improving Performance and Scalability.

Analyzing Scalability and Cost.

TBS Case Study.

Chapter Summary.

References.


5. Compatibility.

Client-Side Compatibility Issues.

Verifying Site Compatibility.

TBS Case Study.

Chapter Summary.

References.


6. Usability and Accessibility.

Usability Engineering.

Accessibility.

Usability Evaluation.

Automating Usability Evaluation.

TBS Case Study.

Chapter Summary.

References.


7. Tools.

Engineering.

Security.

Performance and Scalability.

Compatibility.

Usability.

Other Tools.

Chapter Summary.


Appendixes.

A. Evaluation Checklists.

B. Test Tool Evaluations.

C. Technology Book Store Case Study.


Contributing Author Biographies.


Index. 0201719363T04202001

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