Dragons Out!

Dragons Out!

A book about dragons, knights and software testing

Kari Kakkonen


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Learn about software testing in a fun way, by reading stories about dragons and knights. The book is a great read for children on their own, with their parents, or as an additional reading in schools. It is also for anyone who wants to know what software testing is, they will enjoy this book tremendously.
The book talks about adventures of two children, Laura and Tom, who tumble into dragons annoying villages and castles. They learn about different dragons and how to defeat them with the help of knights. The children grow into exceptional dragon experts.
Stories are explained in information technology and software testing terms and concepts, e.g. a dragon represents a software defect, and knights represent testers and developers. Reading parallels is an easy-to-understand way of learning.
In this book, Kari Kakkonen combines his passion into fantasy and software testing in a new and fascinating way, creating an enjoyable experience for the readers.
The book is suitable for ages of 9-99, although it is written for children.
“I love the idea of bringing testing and dragons together. Explaining testing ideas in this way is great for new testers to give them a broad idea of the depth of testing. The stories can sit on their own for children as well, and may encourage them to think about how they could test some of the apps they use.”
Janet Gregory, DragonFire Inc, co-author of three books on agile testing.


Kari Kakkonen:
Kari Kakkonen has over twenty years of experience in software testing. His company, Dragons Out Oy, promotes software testing for children. He works at Knowit as trainer and consultant in software testing, agile, DevOps and Artificial Intelligence. Kari is the Secretary of ISTQB, the largest software testing organization in the world. He is co-author of Agile Testing Foundations and an active conference speaker. Kari enjoys singing, snowboarding, kayaking, reading and being a husband and dad.