Books that Inspire Testers – Part 1

As you’ve noticed, I’ve been tweeting a lot to get your suggestions for books that inspire you as a tester. I have been grateful to Huib Schoots and others for sharing his blog post linking to a similar question, and you can find that post and all of the results here.

Yet, that’s not quite what I was after. You see, I am going to mention yet again Elizabeth Zagroba’s tweet, because it really got me thinking: what books outside of the traditional testing books have influenced our thinking about testing? There seems to be a core test canon, and that’s actually great that we as testers have reliable, time-tested books that can inform our practice. I’m also interested in knowing things like what Elizabeth shared:

So, I’ll be keeping the google form open and tweeting like a mad person over the next week or so, and I’m hoping to hear about the books outside the traditional software testing canon that have made a difference in your thinking. I’m already seeing some great recommendations, and I can’t wait for more! I’ll be revealing the results of this twitter investigation in my next blog post. Stay tuned, and thanks for participating!

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