Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing

by Gojko Adzic

This book is for readers who want to learn what agile acceptance testing is truly about. [Full review]

Test Driven .NET Development with FitNesse

by Gojko Adzic

If you need to learn FitNesse, this book will give you a good introduction. If not, you're safe to omit it. [Full review]

Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing

by Gerald M. Weinberg

Those who want to widen their perspective on the meaning of testing are going to love this book. [Full review]

Lessons Learned in Software Testing

by Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichord

Testers who want some advice from the context-driven school are the primary audience of this book, but project managers/scrum masters, and even developers won't waste their time reading it. [Full review]

Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby

by Ian Dees

Those interested in Ruby some cool testing techniques are a natural audience. [Full review]

Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests

by Steve Freeman, Nat Pryce

This is one of the best texts on test-driven development out there right now. Those who want to learn TDD in a modern way, guided by a realistic example, better pick this one up. Even if you think you know your stuff, you might get... [Full review]

The Art of Unit Testing: With Examples in .Net

by Roy Osherove

This book is a small, self-contained body of knowledge on unit testing, mocking, legacy code, and .NET-specific frameworks and techniques. If you need to pick up either, this book is for you. [Full review]

Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk

by Paul M. Duvall, Steve Matyas, Andrew Glover

This book has examples in .NET and Java, so beginners in continuous integration from either camp will find this book easy and quick to read. Project managers, Scrum Masters, and architects may find some interesting sections here as... [Full review]

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams

by Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory

Everyone involved in agile development from either the developer's or tester's perspective will find something valuable in this book. Either you find some new ideas, or you find confirmation that you're doing things right. [Full review]

Test Driven: TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers

by Lasse Koskela

Everybody working with Java should read this book. You don't even have to be interested in TDD, as this book contains lots of common programming knowledge. [Full review]

JUnit Recipes: Practical Methods for Programmer Testing

by J. B. Rainsberger

This is a reference book that should live in every programmer's and tester's book shelf. Those who use JUnit in real-life projects encounter numerous test situations, in which it's not easy to pick the correct strategy. This book is... [Full review]

JUnit in Action

by Vincent Massol, Ted Husted

With so many better books out there on testing, I can't really recommend this book. Maybe if you have some legacy Cactus-based tests you might find something helpful here, but probably not. Buy another book on testing! [Full review]

Test Driven Development: By Example

by Kent Beck

This is one of the classics referenced and quoted everywhere, and those who want to see how it all started should read this book. You should have an academic or historical interest in TDD to fully appreciate this book, or be... [Full review]

Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java with JUnit

by Andrew Hunt, David Thomas

This is a great book if you know nothing about unit testing and want to get an overview mixed with some practical hints. People that work with, or manage developers and testers can read this book to get an introduction to unit testing. [Full review]


  • 2015-09-29

    It's been almost one and a half year since I reviwed a book! I've been too absorbed by Writing my own. Anyway, I'm back with Jeff Patton's relatively...
  • 2014-01-04

    New category! Performance! Reviewed The Every Computer Performance Book. Check it out!
  • 2013-09-10

    Reviewed a book that' slightly less technical, but much more fun to read. It's I.T. Confidential.
  • 2013-08-13

    Reviewed yet another book on Visual Studio 2012 and TFS. I also created a "Microsoft" category and moved the other TFS book there from the "Tools"...
  • 2013-08-05

    Updated the FAQ. Included information about getting a book reviewed.