Summer is officially in swing, and this is a fabulous time to catch up on your reading list! Your quality journey shouldn’t have to take a backseat to fun summer activities – you can add a few of the following titles while you enjoy the warm weather.
Testing Classics – Tried and True Reads for Your Collection
The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble, et al. is the holy grail for applying the principles of DevOps within your organization. A brand new second edition of the book includes case studies with stories from some of the biggest names in the industry. A must-read for anyone embarking or continuing on a quality journey!
Moving from a Waterfall to an Agile environment? Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory will be your best friend this summer. This book covers the basics of test automation while explaining a tester’s role in an agile testing environment. The writing style is accessible and to the point, while the authors are knowledgeable and provide a high-level overview of tackling Agile testing.
For Career Beginners – Just Getting Started in Testing? Check Out This Gem!
If you’re new to the quality scene, we recommend starting with Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach by Cem Kaner, James Bach, et al. This book is organized into short lessons (over 200, to be exact) that can be read a few at a time as you work through the need-to-knows at each testing stage. You’ll learn the best tricks from the pros and discover what pitfalls to avoid in your new role!
Management Material – Here’s a Fantastic Read for Those in Leadership
Want to make sure your team doesn’t get stuck in a rut of old habits? Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren, Ph.D. et al., is an excellent resource! It’s an advanced resource for leadership positions, packed with data-backed ideas to implement change on your teams.
A True Beach Read –When You’re Looking for Something to Add to Your Summer Fun
Throw a copy of Explore It!: Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing into your bag! Author Elisabeth Hendrickson takes you through the adventure of exploratory testing, where you’ll uncover more surprises in your testing than you thought possible. Not only for testers, this book is a worthy read for everyone in the software delivery industry.
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