Best Software Testing Books
Here we are going to list some best software testing books for testers which include manual testing books & automation testing books.
1. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Author: by Robert C. Martin
Published at: Pearson; 1st edition (August 1, 2008)
Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code on the fly into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmerbut only if you work at it.
What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading codelots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft.
Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up codeof transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient.
2. The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey To Mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
Author: by David Thomas
Published at: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2nd edition (September 13, 2019)
One of the most significant books in my life. Obie Fernandez, Author, The Rails Way Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours.
Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied . Filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come. Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks …
Lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof. VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.
Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.
3. Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series)
Author: by Robert Martin
Published at: Pearson; 1st edition (September 10, 2017)
Practical Software Architecture Solutions from the Legendary Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C.
Martin (Uncle Bob) reveals those rules and helps you apply them. Martin’s Clean Architecture doesn’t merely present options. Drawing on over a half-century of experience in software environments of every imaginable type, Martin tells you what choices to make and why they are critical to your success.
As you’ve come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you’ll facethe ones that will make or break your projects. Learn what software architects need to achieveand core disciplines and practices for achieving it Master essential software design principles for addressing function, component separation, and data management See how programming paradigms impose discipline by restricting what developers can do Understand what’s critically important and what’s merely a detail Implement optimal, high-level structures for web, database, thick-client, console, and embedded applications Define appropriate boundaries and layers, and organize components and services See why designs and architectures go wrong, and how to prevent (or fix) these failures Clean Architecture is essential reading for every current or aspiring software architect, systems analyst, system designer, and software managerand for every programmer who must execute someone else’s designs.
4. Linux Basics for Hackers: Getting Started with Networking, Scripting, and Security in Kali
Author: by OccupyTheWeb
Published at: No Starch Press; Illustrated edition (December 4, 2018)
This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers.
If you’re getting started along the exciting path of hacking, cybersecurity, and pentesting, Linux Basics for Hackers is an excellent first step. Using Kali Linux, an advanced penetration testing distribution of Linux, you’ll learn the basics of using the Linux operating system and acquire the tools and techniques you’ll need to take control of a Linux environment.
First, you’ll learn how to install Kali on a virtual machine and get an introduction to basic Linux concepts. Next, you’ll tackle broader Linux topics like manipulating text, controlling file and directory permissions, and managing user environment variables. You’ll then focus in on foundational hacking concepts like security and anonymity and learn scripting skills with bash and Python.
5. Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems
Author: by Niall Richard Murphy
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (April 26, 2016)
The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world.
You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficientlessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections:IntroductionLearn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practicesPrinciplesExamine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE)PracticesUnderstand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day to day work: building and operating large distributed computing systemsManagementExplore Google’s best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use
6. Eleventh Hour CISSP®: Study Guide
Author: by Eric Conrad
Published at: Syngress; 3rd edition (October 7, 2016)
Eleventh Hour CISSP: Study Guide, Third Edition provides readers with a study guide on the most current version of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam. This book is streamlined to include only core certification information, and is presented for ease of last-minute studying.
Main objectives of the exam are covered concisely with key concepts highlighted. The CISSP certification is the most prestigious, globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam for information security professionals. Over 100,000 professionals are certified worldwide, with many more joining their ranks. This new third edition is aligned to cover all of the material in the most current version of the exam’s Common Body of Knowledge.
All domains are covered as completely and concisely as possible, giving users the best possible chance of acing the exam.
7. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))
Author: by Martin Fowler
Published at: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2nd edition (November 30, 2018)
“Whenever you read [Refactoring], it’s time to read it again. And if you haven’t read it yet, please do before writing another line of code.” David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp Fully Revised and UpdatedIncludes New Refactoring’s and Code Examples Any fool can write code that a computer can understand.
Good programmers write code that humans can understand.M. Fowler (1999) For more than twenty years, experienced programmers worldwide have relied on Martin Fowler’s Refactoring to improve the design of existing code and to enhance software maintainability, as well as to make existing code easier to understand.
Like the original, this edition explains what refactoring is; why you should refactor; how to recognize code that needs refactoring; and how to actually do it successfully, no matter what language you use. Understand the process and general principles of refactoring Quickly apply useful refactorings to make a program easier to comprehend and change Recognize bad smells in code that signal opportunities to refactor Explore the refactorings, each with explanations, motivation, mechanics, and simple examples Build solid tests for your refactorings Recognize tradeoffs and obstacles to refactoring Includes free access to the canonical web edition, with even more refactoring resources.
8. Software Engineering at Google: Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time
Author: by Titus Winters
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (March 24, 2020)
Today, software engineers need to know not only how to program effectively but also how to develop proper engineering practices to make their codebase sustainable and healthy. This book emphasizes this difference between programming and software engineering. How can software engineers manage a living codebase that evolves and responds to changing requirements and demands over the length of its life?
Based on their experience at Google, software engineers Titus Winters and Hyrum Wright, along with technical writer Tom Manshreck, present a candid and insightful look at how some of the world’s leading practitioners construct and maintain software. This book covers Google’s unique engineering culture, processes, and tools and how these aspects contribute to the effectiveness of an engineering organization.
You’ll explore three fundamental principles that software organizations should keep in mind when designing, architecting, writing, and maintaining code:How time affects the sustainability of software and how to make your code resilient over timeHow scale affects the viability of software practices within an engineering organizationWhat trade-offs a typical engineer needs to make when evaluating design and development decisions
9. Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software
Author: by Nadia Eghbal
Published at: Stripe Press (August 4, 2020)
An inside look at modern open source software developers-and their influence on our online social world. “Nadia is one of today’s most nuanced thinkers about the depth and potential of online communities, and this book could not have come at a better time.” -Devon Zuegel, director of product, communities at GitHub Open source software in which developers publish code that anyone can use has long served as a bellwether for other online behavior.
In the late 1990s, it provided an optimistic model for public collaboration, but in the last 20 years it s shifted to solo operators who write and publish code that’s consumed by millions. In Working in Public, Nadia Eghbal takes an inside look at modern open source software development, its evolution over the last two decades, and its ramifications for an internet reorienting itself around individual creators.
Eghbal, who interviewed hundreds of developers while working to improve their experience at GitHub, argues that modern open source offers us a model through which to understand the challenges faced by online creators. She examines the trajectory of open source projects, including: – the platform of GitHub, for hosting and development; – the structures, roles, incentives, and relationships involved; – the often-overlooked maintenance required of its creators; – and the costs of production that endure through an application’s lifetime.
10. Working Effectively with Legacy Code
Author: by Michael Feathers
Published at: Pearson; 1st edition (September 22, 2004)
This book provides programmers with the ability to cost effectively handlecommon legacy code problems without having to go through the hugelyexpensive task of rewriting all existing code. It describes a series of practicalstrategies that developers can employ to bring their existing softwareapplications under control.
The author provides useful guidance about how touse these strategies when refactoring or making functional changes to codebases. One of the book’s key points is that it teaches developers to write teststhat can be used to make sure they are not unintentionally changing theapplication as they optimize it.
Examples are provided in Java, C++, and Csharp,and the book assumes that the reader has some knowledge of UMLnotation. Strategies using UML and code in C++ and Java primarily whilelanguage independent advice will be delivered in side bars and appendices forlanguage specific users.
11. Effective C: An Introduction to Professional C Programming
Author: by Robert C. Seacord
Published at: No Starch Press (August 4, 2020)
A detailed introduction to the C programming language for experienced programmers. The world runs on code written in the C programming language, yet most schools begin the curriculum with Python or Java. Effective C bridges this gap and brings C into the modern era-covering the modern C17 Standard as well as potential C2x features.
With the aid of this instant classic, you’ll soon be writing professional, portable, and secure C programs to power robust systems and solve real-world problems.Robert C. Seacord introduces C and the C Standard Library while addressing best practices, common errors, and open debates in the C community.
Developed together with other C Standards committee experts, Effective C will teach you how to debug, test, and analyze C programs. You’ll benefit from Seacord’s concise explanations of C language constructs and behaviors, and from his 40 years of coding experience.
You’ll learn: How to identify and handle undefined behavior in a C program The range and representations of integers and floating-point values How dynamic memory allocation works and how to use nonstandard functions How to use character encodings and types How to perform I/O with terminals and filesystems using C Standard streams and POSIX file descriptors How to understand the C compiler’s translation phases and the role of the preprocessor How to test, debug, and analyze C programsEffective C will teach you how to write professional, secure, and portable C code that will stand the test of time and help strengthen the foundation of the computing world.
12. The Ghidra Book: The Definitive Guide
Author: by Chris Eagle
Published at: No Starch Press (September 1, 2020)
A guide to using the Ghidra software reverse engineering tool suite. The result of more than a decade of research and development within the NSA, the Ghidra platform was developed to address some of the agency’s most challenging reverse-engineering problems.
With the open-source release of this formerly restricted tool suite, one of the world’s most capable disassemblers and intuitive decompilers is now in the hands of cybersecurity defenders everywhere – and The Ghidra Book is the one and only guide you need to master it.
In addition to discussing RE techniques useful in analyzing software and malware of all kinds, the book thoroughly introduces Ghidra’s components, features, and unique capacity for group collaboration. You’ll learn how to: Navigate a disassembly Use Ghidra’s built-in decompiler to expedite analysis Analyze obfuscated binaries Extend Ghidra to recognize new data types Build new Ghidra analyzers and loaders Add support for new processors and instruction sets Script Ghidra tasks to automate workflows Set up and use a collaborative reverse engineering environmentDesigned for beginner and advanced users alike, The Ghidra Book will effectively prepare you to meet the needs and challenges of RE, so you can analyze files like a pro.
13. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Author: by Eric Ries
Published at: VIKIN (January 1, 2001)
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14. Building Event-Driven Microservices: Leveraging Organizational Data at Scale
Author: by Adam Bellemare
Published at: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (July 28, 2020)
Organizations today often struggle to balance business requirements with ever-increasing volumes of data. Additionally, the demand for leveraging large-scale, real-time data is growing rapidly among the most competitive digital industries. Conventional system architectures may not be up to the task.
With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to leverage large-scale data usage across the business units in your organization using the principles of event-driven microservices. Author Adam Bellemare takes you through the process of building an event-driven microservice-powered organization. You’ll reconsider how data is produced, accessed, and propagated across your organization.
Learn powerful yet simple patterns for unlocking the value of this data. Incorporate event-driven design and architectural principles into your own systems. And completely rethink how your organization delivers value by unlocking near-real-time access to data at scale. You’ll learn:How to leverage event-driven architectures to deliver exceptional business valueThe role of microservices in supporting event-driven designsArchitectural patterns to ensure success both within and between teams in your organizationApplication patterns for developing powerful event-driven microservicesComponents and tooling required to get your microservice ecosystem off the ground
15. Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler))
Author: by Jez Humble
Published at: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (July 27, 2010)
Winner of the 2011 Jolt Excellence Award! Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. This groundbreaking new book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users.
Through automation of the build, deployment, and testing process, and improved collaboration between developers, testers, and operations, delivery teams can get changes released in a matter of hours sometimes even minutesno matter what the size of a project or the complexity of its code base.
Jez Humble and David Farley begin by presenting the foundations of a rapid, reliable, low-risk delivery process. Next, they introduce the deployment pipeline, an automated process for managing all changes, from check-in to release. Finally, they discuss the ecosystem needed to support continuous delivery, from infrastructure, data and configuration management to governance.
The authors introduce state-of-the-art techniques, including automated infrastructure management and data migration, and the use of virtualization. For each, they review key issues, identify best practices, and demonstrate how to mitigate risks. Coverage includes Automating all facets of building, integrating, testing, and deploying software Implementing deployment pipelines at team and organizational levels Improving collaboration between developers, testers, and operations Developing features incrementally on large and distributed teams Implementing an effective configuration management strategy Automating acceptance testing, from analysis to implementation Testing capacity and other non-functional requirements Implementing continuous deployment and zero-downtime releases Managing infrastructure, data, components and dependencies Navigating risk management, compliance, and auditing Whether you’re a developer, systems administrator, tester, or manager, this book will help your organization move from idea to release faster than everso you can deliver value to your business rapidly and reliably.
16. The Hacker Playbook: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing
Author: by Peter Kim
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2014)
Just as a professional athlete doesn’t show up without a solid game plan, ethical hackers, IT professionals, and security researchers should not be unprepared, either. The Hacker Playbook provides them their own game plans. Written by a longtime security professional and CEO of Secure Planet, LLC, this step-by-step guide to the game of penetration hacking features hands-on examples and helpful advice from the top of the field.
Through a series of football-style plays, this straightforward guide gets to the root of many of the roadblocks people may face while penetration testingincluding attacking different types of networks, pivoting through security controls, and evading antivirus software. From Pregame research to The Drive and The Lateral Pass, the practical plays listed can be read in order or referenced as needed.
Either way, the valuable advice within will put you in the mindset of a penetration tester of a Fortune 500 company, regardless of your career or level of experience. Whether you’re downing energy drinks while desperately looking for an exploit, or preparing for an exciting new job in IT security, this guide is an essential part of any ethical hacker’s libraryso there’s no reason not to get in the game.