Top Testing books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Testing

Understanding the concepts of Testing starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

How Google Tests Software

How Google Tests Software

2012 Jolt Award finalist! Pioneering the Future of Software Test Do you need to get it right, too? Then, learn from Google. ...

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Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

Testing is a key component of agile development. The widespread adoption of agile methods has brought the need for effective testing into the limelight, and agile projects have transformed the role of testers. Much of a tester's function, however, remains largely misunderstood. What is the true role of a tester? ...

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Lessons Learned in Software Testing

Lessons Learned in Software Testing

Decades 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. ...

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Testing Computer Software

Testing Computer Software

Testing Computer Software provides a realistic, pragmatic introduction to testing consumer and business software under normal business conditions. This book will teach you how to test computer software under real-world conditions. ...

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Beautiful Testing: Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software

Beautiful Testing: Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software

Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. ...

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Explore It! Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing

Explore It! Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing

Uncover surprises, risks, and potentially serious bugs with exploratory testing. Rather than designing all tests in advance, explorers design and execute small, rapid experiments, using what they learned from the last little experiment to inform the next. ...

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Specializations and Deeper Testing Knowledge

You've got your basics in order – time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. Testing is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification

Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification

Designed to help you pass the ISTQB exam and qualify at Foundation Level, this book covers the fundamental principles that is useful for system and software testers. It covers each of the six sections of the syllabus by background tests, revision help and sample exam questions. ...

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