As Meetup Organizer of the Ministry of Testing - Boston, many new software testers have come up to me over the past year to ask me how they could start learning about the field.
I usually refer them to a few favorite references of mine:
- Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory: https://agiletester.ca/
- Cem Kaner’s free Black Box Software Testing course covering Foundations, Bug Advocacy, Test Design, Exploratory Testing : http://www.testingeducation.org/BBST/foundations/
- Gojko Adzic’s Human vs Computer and Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Tests: https://gojko.net/books/
- The Dojo at the Ministry of Testing: https://dojo.ministryoftesting.com/
A new favorite of mine is the free eBook from the New Zealand based Mike Talks. His book is “How To Test”. https://leanpub.com/howtotest
It goes over an introduction of testing oracles and heuristics, using observational skills, raising a defect, browser & exploratory testing.
What are your favorite resources for new testers?