Originally posted as a Twitter thread here, Thought to preserve this as a blog post.
There are a lot of interesting books on testing!
However, some have been really special for me and I often refer to them from time to time.
Here are the top 10 testing books from my collection.
1. Perfect Software & Other Illusions about Testing by @JerryWeinberg
– Common Testing Mistakes
– Reality on Software Testing
– How to break the illusions around testing.
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2. Explore It by @testobsessed
– Tested = Checked + Explored
– Look for interesting variables to aid your testing
– Follow the Data
Also, The Moon Walking Bear Experiment.
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– Testing is applied epistemology
– Improve Reporting Skills
– Context is everything
– Don’t automate chaos, you will just get faster chaos.
4. 50+ Mistakes of Software Testing Career by @ajay184f
– Trust is a double-edged sword
– Take care of your health
– Communicate Well
– Failure is NOT a failure if you learn from it.
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5. 50+ Tips to Win Testing Contests by @ajay184f
– Network Well
– Use Auto Text Expander
– Report Well
– Use Tools Wisely (Know Shortcuts).
6. Buddha in Testing by @testertested
– Learn & Update Skills
– Automation is a service for testing
– Be cool like Dhoni
– Rest in Peace 🙂
7. Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar by @jamesmarcusbach
– Use Alteration in Tasks
– School is temporary, Education is NOT
– If you try to understand but fail, that’s progress.
– Anything we know is a gateway to what we can know.
8. FailQonf Ebook by @the_test_tribe
– Failing is also a part of the journey
– You can always rise like a phoenix from Ashes 🙂
– Failure Resumes should also be celebrated.
9. The Complete Software Tester by @KristinJackvony
I have been reading this a lot recently.
It’s a collection for in-depth reading.
Great guide for any tester.
10. Introduction to General Systems Thinking by @JerryWeinberg
– Lot of Ideas on Systems Thinking.
– This book is a heavy read but a good one.
– Still some portions of this book are yet to be read by me but this book is class apart 🙂
This was my list of 10 books.
I know there are a lot of other beauties too 🙂
Please help me by adding them to this list.