In the past couple of years, several sources of software testing wisdom have risen to help educate an inspire software testing teams of all types and sizes. With thoughtful content, original ideas, and clear how-tos these software testing blogs have created quite a fan base (at least in your software testing department). In effort to sort through all the content available to testers we tapped into our community and figured out what the favorite and best sources of content are.
If you’re on the hunt for new perspectives to read in the software testing space, below are eight great software testing blogs that our community thinks should get more attention. Check out the blogs below.
1) Software Testing Help
In a sea of great software testing blog, this one manages to stand out with a strong emphasis on Software Testing and Quality Assurance topics. This blog is growing fast and they currently have thousands of testing professionals who visit every day. Additionally they post career packages and freelance opportunities for the testing job seekers out there.
The blog is run by Vijay — who does not describe himself as a thought leader but as “a simple guy who always aspires to learn new things and works harder to make this place a better one for all especially our readers.”
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2) DevelopSense [Michael Bolton]
Michael Bolton is a sporadic blogger, only posting about once a month, but when he does find something interesting he shares it here– dropping bombs of knowledge that you can’t afford to miss.
Bolton has taught the Rapid Software Testing course with James Bach since 2003. You can also find is writing over at Better Software Magazine — he has written a column for them regularly since 2005.
3)The QASymphony Blog
And of course I am a bit bias — but I think the QASymphony Blog is pretty great. Our team puts a lot of work into the QASymphony blog — sharing best practices, tips, tricks, industry news, customer stories, product updates and much, much more. We feature thought leaders like Keith Klain, Matt Heusser, Kevin Dunne and consistenly post 3+ blogs each week.
If you haven’t already subscribed to our email list I encourage you to do so in order to get first access to our free resources (which we launch a few of each month).
4) James Bach’s Blog | Creator of Rapid Software Testing
James Bach’s blog might be my favorite one person owned blog. He answers several questions here that he is asked on forums – and there is an honesty about his blog posts that can’t be faked.
Bach is a software tester, co-author of “Lessons Learned in Software Testing, trainer and consultant. He is a proponent of exploratory testing and the context-driven school of software testing and is credited with developing session-based testing. So it makes sense that the most popular categories on his blog are Testing Culture, Context-Driven Testing, and Exploratory Testing.
5) QA Journal
QAJournal is TestFort QA Lab’s blog, a fast growing company offering independent QA and software testing services: automated and manual software testing, dedicated testing teams, QA/QC support in IT outsourcing projects, and others.
They don’t post often, about once a quarter, but when they do you are bound to be entertained with their posts like “Top 3 Soul-Eating Terrors of QA” and “Deepest, Darkest Dangers of Continuous Integration”.
DZone isn’t exactly a blog — but it is a great resource. They compile the best articles from around the internet and publish them for their 1 million+ members to view.
Developers from all over the world come to DZone for the latest and best content to hone their skills and advance their careers.
7) Clearvision Blog
Clearvision is a software development company with headquarters located in Southampton, UK, and offices in the UK, Ireland and USA. Clearvision offers licensing, consulting, training, support, and development and branding services for Atlassian and Open Source tools.
Their blog covers topics like Agile, ALM, Atlassian, GIT and Tips & Tricks.
8) StickyMinds Blog
From weekly articles to interviews with software industry big brains to A LOT of TechWell conference presentations (Think STAREAST, STARWEST and more).StickyMinds delivers techniques to help software testers excel in their careers and build their craft.
9) Quality Remarks
Quality Remarks is owned and run by Keith Klain. He has over 20 years of experience managing enterprise-wide quality programs for financial services and global IT consulting firms.
Klain is passionate about coaching and empowering testers — and you can see that as well as a collection of his thoughts, experiences and things he thinks are important to managing and improving software testing.