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JakeBrake
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Books and Key Topic Links
      #430135 - 11/02/07 11:52 AM

- How We Test Software At Microsoft

- Books on Testing, QA, Metrics, etc.

- Entry Point for Test Exercise

- CV / Resume' Tips

- Exploratory Testing Documentation

- Exploratory Testing Exercise & Testing Job Opportunities

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- Programming Languages & Testers

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- Worst Interview Questions Asked

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QAJohnCourtade
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Book Recomendations [Re: JakeBrake]
      #564848 - 04/23/09 03:37 PM

I have some people here who are asking me for the best books for a beginner to learn testing. I learned the hard way and most of the books I have require a certain level of knowledge that a beginner is not likely to have. I have checked the Books link but would like some guidance on what to recommend for these co-workers.

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RomanSavenkov
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: QAJohnCourtade]
      #566990 - 05/05/09 03:00 PM

Quote:

I have some people here who are asking me for the best books for a beginner to learn testing. I learned the hard way and most of the books I have require a certain level of knowledge that a beginner is not likely to have. I have checked the Books link but would like some guidance on what to recommend for these co-workers.





I can recommend my book How to Become a Software Tester. In fact, it's a practical course for beginner testers. Lectures from the book are linked to specially written web software that includes online store, bug tracking system, QA automation tools, etc. Thus, readers become students, because they don't read, but read and exercise. For example, in lecture about boundary testing (BT), students not only read how to perform BT, but also create transactions on front end and look into the Python code. The course is FREE.

URL: www.qatutor.com

Thank you,
Roman

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saurabh1886
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: RomanSavenkov]
      #572350 - 06/02/09 05:27 AM

Thanks for sharing such helpful links. really nice

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Psyche006
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: RomanSavenkov]
      #572680 - 06/03/09 11:23 AM

Quote:

I can recommend my book How to Become a Software Tester. In fact, it's a practical course for beginner testers. Lectures from the book are linked to specially written web software that includes online store, bug tracking system, QA automation tools, etc. Thus, readers become students, because they don't read, but read and exercise. For example, in lecture about boundary testing (BT), students not only read how to perform BT, but also create transactions on front end and look into the Python code. The course is FREE.

URL: www.qatutor.com

Thank you,
Roman




I highly recommend this book too. It was the very first book I've read about testing and it helped me a lot to understand what testing is about. Thank you Roman for taking the time to write this book!


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QAJohnCourtade
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: Psyche006]
      #577496 - 06/30/09 09:42 AM

Thank you for your recommendations. My people found them very helpful.

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markpe
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: QAJohnCourtade]
      #589197 - 09/03/09 07:59 AM

Thanks Roman for the great lectures and resources on your qatutor site. I have passed this link on to an associate who is new to testing and this will be very valuable to him. Thanks again for your contribution.

Mark

Edited by markpe (09/03/09 08:00 AM)


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WhoCares
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: markpe]
      #590117 - 09/09/09 11:42 PM

Any books for those who are into testing but does not have technical background ?

Thx


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Crashbug
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: WhoCares]
      #597270 - 10/20/09 12:28 AM

A book written exactly for those without a technical background that wanted to get into software testing: Software Tester: Elite.

The focus of the book is to help anyone get into the QA world without any previous experience or tech training (although basic computer competency is expected). It is geared toward how to be the most effective tester possible, right now - today - in the software industry.

It is not focused on which testing tools to learn or how to write the best test plan ever - but how to become a valuable tester in today's software development world.

I hope you find it helpful.

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Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it.
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sandamal
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: Crashbug]
      #616357 - 03/04/10 08:37 AM

You can download free SQA Books from ..

This has been reported to the blog host for both blogs involved.

Edited by JakeBrake (03/04/10 11:51 AM)


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JakeBrake
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: sandamal]
      #616362 - 03/04/10 08:54 AM

I do not believe all are free if any. If they are not free, then they must be stolen if you are providing free downloads. If that is the case, may extreme shame invade your soul and in the future please do not inform us of stolen goods in the future. I am also concerned about repeated attempts to push your site on us. If you wish to advertise and advertise legitimate materials, contact info@betasoft.com, otherwise find the exit door (logout) and never again login. Am I clear?

ELSE
- if these are legitimately free, you provide proof-positive from the publishers and authors and I will retract.


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Joe Strazzere
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: JakeBrake]
      #616379 - 03/04/10 09:28 AM

Jake,

You should just remove the post.
I see several that are certainly not public-domain books.

One in particualar is:
"Effective Software Testing: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Testing

By : Elfriede Dustin"

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VerifiedFixed
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #670803 - 05/09/11 08:13 AM

I have some QA/testing books that I would like to purchase but I cannot afford to pay $30-50 apiece on amazon for the book used.

I was wondering if there is a used book site where fellow testers and SQA Engineers post books they are willing to part with at a discounted price?

I am not trying to discredit the authors or current book owners by not paying full price or the $30+ used price. It is strictly a matter of where I am financially right now. I know the books are high caliber & worthy of every cent.

Thank you in advance.


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Maike
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Re: Book Recomendations [Re: VerifiedFixed]
      #680614 - 07/29/11 08:10 AM

Thanks for the links. I'll probably go through the ones about exploratory testing...
Thanks


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