Your Favourite Software Testing Books

Home Forums Software Testing Discussions Your Favourite Software Testing Books

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 25 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1531
    Emma
    Participant
    @emmaconnor

    What are the top Software Testing books you would recommend, in what order and why?

    #1532
    Huib
    Participant
    @huibschoots

    My favorite testing books? Last year I did a poll and asked many (context-driven) testers what their most popular books are. The list can be found on my blog: popular books for testers.

    What you should be reading depends on what you are ready to learn about next, and that varies from person to person.

    My personal list is:
    Lessons Learned in Software Testing – Cem Kaner, James Bach, Brett Petticord
    Perfect Software and other Illusions about Software Testing – Gerald M. Weinberg
    The Little Black Book on Test Design – Rikard Edgren
    How to Break Software – James A. Whittaker
    Explore It! – Elisabeth Hendrickson
    A Practitioner’s Guide to Software Test Design – Lee Copeland
    Testing Computer Software – Cem Kaner, Jack Falk, Hung Q. Nguyen
    Beautiful Testing – Tim Riley & Adam Goucher
    How to reduce the cost of software testing – Matthew Heusser and Govind Kulkarni
    Domain Testing Workbook – Cem Kaner, Sowmya Padmanabhan, Doug Hoffman
    Foundations of Software Testing: A BBST Workbook –> still to be read, course is awesome. Book must be good 😀

    “Non-testing” books a tester everybody in IT should read:
    Thinking fast and slow – Daniel Kahneman
    Tacit and Explicit Knowledge – Harry Collins
    The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    An introduction to general systems thinking – Gerald M Weinberg
    Quality Software Management Vol. 1-4 – Gerald M. Weinberg
    Secrets of Consulting – Gerald M. Weinberg
    The Leprechauns of Software Engineering – Laurent Bossavit

    #1553
    Ard
    Participant
    @ard-kramer

    In addition to Huib (In Holland we say, he mowed the lawn before my feet away) I just read (again) the tester’s pocketbook” of Paul Gerrard. This little book also starts you think: how can I of how am I doing my job as tester. This perpective is always a good starting point for learning and retrospective on what you are doing.

    #7060
    Ronan Healy
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    Has anyone read anything that they would add to this list from 2014?

    I see the most popular software testing book on Amazon for 2014 was Peter Kim’s The Hacker Guide: Practical Guide to Penetration Testing

    A few books about BDD were popular as well , this one by John Smart in particular.

    #12574
    Ronan Healy
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    I thought this was a nice resource.

    A list of freely available software testing books.

    Here is the list.

    #12627
    Andrei Domuta
    Participant
    @andrei-domuta

    I am currently reading Gerald M. Weinberg’s ‘Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing’
    The book is fabulous. It’s definitely empowering software testers to promote their work

    #13005
    Ronan Healy
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    I am currently reading Gerald M. Weinberg’s ‘Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing’
    The book is fabulous. It’s definitely empowering software testers to promote their work

    That’s always been mentioned by people when I ask about testing books they recommend.

    #13006
    Patrick
    Participant
    @sysmod

    I have these old books on my shelf. I can post them to anyone in Ireland if they pay the postage (c. 8 euro each) (or hand them over at the next SoftTest event on Aug 18 featuring Mark Fewster )

    Black-Box Testing, Boris Beizer, 1995
    Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Lewis, 2000
    Lessons Learned in Software Testing, Kaner+Bach+Pettichord, 2001
    Software testing, a guide to the TMap Approach, Pol+Teunissen+Veenendaal, 2002

    #13007
    Gabriela
    Participant
    @gabyeke

    The first book i’ve read about software testing is: Lessons Learned in Software Testing (Cem Kaner, James Bach, Brett Petticord). My passion about testing originates since then! 🙂

    #13082
    Ronan Healy
    Keymaster
    @ronan

    I have these old books on my shelf. I can post them to anyone in Ireland if they pay the postage (c. 8 euro each) (or hand them over at the next SoftTest event on Aug 18 featuring Mark Fewster )

    Black-Box Testing, Boris Beizer, 1995
    Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Lewis, 2000
    Lessons Learned in Software Testing, Kaner+Bach+Pettichord, 2001
    Software testing, a guide to the TMap Approach, Pol+Teunissen+Veenendaal, 2002

    That’s a very generous offer Patrick. We might take you up on your offer for the Book Club that will be happening at the EuroSTAR Conference this year.

    #13143
    alan
    Participant
    @eviltester

    My absolute favourite book has not been mentioned.

    “Software Testing Techniques” by Boris Beizer

    I studied this book.

    It took me a few months but I went through this several times. I worked through every exercise.

    I raised a defect with Mister Beizer and he pointed out I was wrong, I had not spotted a flaw in the exercise.

    I learned tonnes with this book.

    I have read it several times.

    I own two copies.

    Alan

    #13978
    Archana
    Participant
    @archana

    Lessons Learned in Software Testing is one of my favorites too

    #14001
    Augusto
    Participant
    @augusto-evangelisti

    I would suggest the 2 Crispin, Gregory books if you are interested in agile testing

    Agile testing

    More Agile Testing

    #14112
    Jan
    Participant
    @testsson

    I can definitely recommend the series “50 quick ideas…“, books you can return to again and again.

    • 50 quick ideas to improve your user stories” by Gojko Adzic and David Evans
    • 50 quick ideas to improve your tests” by Gojko Adzic and David Evans
    • 50 quick ideas to improve your retrospectives” by Tom Roden and Ben Williams

    How Google Tests Software” by James Whittaker, Jason, Arbon and Jeff Carallo – Direct and informative

    Continuous Delivery” by Jez Humble and David Farley. Gives good insight when moving towards Test Ops.

     

    #15933
    Archana
    Participant
    @archana

    The Art of Software Testing – by Glenford Myers is a book that I have started reading recently and I seems to be pretty good

    #24164
    Alex
    Participant
    @tripleseven

    I love “What if” from Munroe because it reflects what testers are or should be: People looking at things from all perspectives even if it sounds weird. It is an eye-opener and a brain activator. Take those questions as a challenge and see where you go.

    “How many Lego bricks would it take to build a bridge capable of carrying traffic from London to New York? Have that many Lego bricks been manufactured? – Jerry Petersen”

    #24558
    Jahnvi
    Participant
    @gosaijahnvi

    lession learned in software testing and the art of software testing by glenford myers are my favorites testing books

    ASP.Net Software Development

    #25393
    Daraksha
    Participant
    @daraksha23

    Book by Bret Pettichord, Cem Kaner, and James Marcus Bach is the best book for software testing. and this one is my favorite.

    #25394
    Daraksha
    Participant
    @daraksha23

    Best Book for Software Testing  is Book by Bret Pettichord, Cem Kaner, and James Marcus Bach

    #25790
    Priti
    Participant
    @priti

    My favorite Software Testing book is, “The Future of Software Quality Assurance”  When I was started my first job with QA Testing Company in USA, that time the book really helpful for me

    #25934
    John
    Participant
    @johnathanmuller

    Michael Portnov has quality tutorials.

    #25960
    Nick
    Participant
    @nickdevelux

    The Art of Software Testing`

    Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach, Fourth Edition

    How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing

    Best Regards, Nick Cooper.

    #26677
    kennedy
    Participant
    @kennedystewart

    I have come here to learn more good books

     

     

    #27960
    Katy
    Participant
    @katysteven1234

    There are lots of book available on internet but some are my favorite because of its simple wording as well clear concept.  Some of my favorite books are listed below hope you will also get enough knowledge from these books.

      <li class=”q-relative” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 2em; padding: 0px 0px 0.7em; box-sizing: border-box; position: relative;”><span style=”background: none;”>Software Test Automation- Effective Use of Test Execution Tools by Mark Fewster & Dorothy Graham.</span>
      <li class=”q-relative” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 2em; padding: 0px 0px 0.7em; box-sizing: border-box; position: relative;”><span style=”background: none;”>Software Testing, 2nd Edition 2005.</span>
      <li class=”q-relative” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 2em; padding: 0px 0px 0.7em; box-sizing: border-box; position: relative;”><span style=”background: none;”>A Practitioner’s Guide to Software Test Design.</span>
      <li class=”q-relative” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 2em; padding: 0px 0px 0.7em; box-sizing: border-box; position: relative;”><span style=”background: none;”>Buddha in Testing: Finding Peace in Chaos.</span>
      <li class=”q-relative” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 2em; padding: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; position: relative;”><span style=”background: none;”>Software Test Automation: Effective Use of Test Execution Tools.</span>

    Hope it will be helpful to you

    #27976
    taareni
    Participant
    @taareni9

    <p style=”box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 1rem; overflow-wrap: break-word; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.6; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; color: #3c4858; font-family: roboto, sans-serif;”>I have these old books on my shelf. I can post them to anyone in Ireland if they pay the postage (c. 8 euro each) (or hand them over at the next SoftTest event on Aug 18 featuring Mark Fewster )</p>
     

Viewing 25 posts - 1 through 25 (of 25 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.