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Best Software Testing Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Software Testing books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Software Testing (2005)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadSoftware Testing, Second Edition provides practical insight into the world of software testing and quality assurance. Learn how to find problems in any computer program, how to plan an effective test approach and how to tell when software is ready for release. Updated from the previous edition in 2000 to include a chapter that specifically deals with testing software for security bugs, the processes and techniques used throughout the book are timeless. This book is an excellent investment if you want to better understand what your Software Test team does or you want to write better software. #282,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)…
Author(s): Ron Patton

2. A Friendly Introduction to Software Testing (2016)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadAs the title states, this is a friendly introduction to software testing. It covers the basics of testing theory and terminology, how to write test plans, and how defects are found and reported. It also goes over more advanced testing topics such as performance testing, security testing, combinatorial testing and others. Written by a software engineer with more than fifteen years of software development and quality assurance experience, this book provides an industry-focused introduction to the field of software testing. #537,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)…
Author(s): Bill Laboon

3. Software Testing: An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation guide (2019)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadThis best-selling software testing title is the only official textbook of the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level. This fourth edition includes examples and exercises reflecting current technology and applications. It is ideal for those with a little experience of software testing who wish to cement their knowledge with industry-recognised techniques and theory. #172,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #24 in Functional Software Programming #80 in Software Testing #163 in Software Design & Engineering Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Brian Hambling, Peter Morgan, et al.

4. Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach (2001)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadDecades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned. The world’s leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid, Lessons Learned in Software Testing speeds you through the critical testing phase of the software development project without the extensive trial and error it normally takes…
Author(s): Cem Kaner , James Bach , et al.

5. Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadTe>Two of the industry’s most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive answers to these questions and many others. In Crispin and Gregory define agile testing and illustrate the tester’s role with examples from real agile teams. They teach you how to use the agile testing quadrants to identify what testing is needed, who should do it, and what tools might help. The book chronicles an agile software development iteration from the viewpoint of a tester and explains the seven key success factors of agile testing. Readers will come away…
Author(s): Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory

6. Foundations of Software Testing (2007)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadThis book is an essential purchase if you want to benefit from the knowledge and experience of those involved in the writing of the ISTQB Syllabus. This book adopts a practical and hands-on approach, covering the fundamental principles that every system and software tester should know. The authors are seasoned test-professionals and developers of the ISTQB syllabus itself, so syllabus coverage is thorough and in-depth. This book is designed to help you pass the ISTQB exam and qualify at Foundation Level, and is enhanced with many useful learning aids. ABOUT ISTQB ISTQB is a multi-national body overseeing…
Author(s): Dorothy Graham, Isabel Evans

7. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (2008)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadEven bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer—but only if you…
Author(s): Robert C. Martin

8. Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition (1999)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadThis book will teach you how to test computer software under real-world conditions. The authors have all been test managers and software development managers at well-known Silicon Valley software companies. Successful consumer software companies have learned how to produce high-quality products under tight time and budget constraints. The book explains the testing side of that success. Who this book is for: * Testers and Test Managers * Project Managers-Understand the timeline, depth of investigation, and quality of communication to hold testers accountable for. *…
Author(s): Cem Kaner , Jack Falk, et al.

9. Selenium Framework Design in Data-Driven Testing: Build data-driven test frameworks using Selenium WebDriver, AppiumDriver, Java, and TestNG (2018)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadKey Features Book DescriptionThe Selenium WebDriver 3.x Technology is an open source API available to test both Browser and Mobile applications. It is completely platform independent in that tests built for one browser or mobile device, will also work on all other browsers and mobile devices. Selenium supports all major development languages which allow it to be tied directly into the technology used to develop the applications. This guide will provide a step-by-step approach to designing and building a data-driven test framework using Selenium…
Author(s): Carl Cocchiaro

10. Learn Testing in 1 Day: Definitive Guide to Learn Software Testing for Beginners (2017)

 Best Software Testing Books You Should ReadSoftware testing is the verifying your software product against business requirements and the enduring the Application Under Test is defect free. Contrary to popular belief, testing is not an adhoc activity but isThis book is designed for beginners with little or no prior Software Testing experience.Here is what you will learn:Table Of ContentSection 1- Introduction Section 2- Creating Test Section 3- Testing Types Section 4- Agile Testing Section 5- Testing Different Domains #147,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #36 in Software Design Tools #877 in Computer…
Author(s): Krishna Rungta

Best Software Testing Books You Should Read

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Microprocessor 5: Software and Hardware Aspects of Development, Debugging and Testing - The Microcomputer

Author(s): Philippe Darche
ID: 2847742, Publisher: Wiley-ISTE, Year: 2021, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

Testing Software and Systems: 32nd IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, ICTSS 2020, Naples, Italy, December 9–11, 2020, Proceedings

Author(s): Valentina Casola, Alessandra De Benedictis, Massimiliano Rak
ID: 2888261, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 21 Mb, Format: pdf

Concise Guide to Software Testing

Author(s): Gerard O'Regan
ID: 2469232, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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