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Back in the 90's there was only a limited number of books on Software testing. Cem Kaner's "Testing Computer Software" was the de facto bible. As the industry developed, so has the number of publication. There are now dozen of well written, easy to absorb, useful books out there. Obviously, they can not all be listed here. Below is a short list of the book that have been the most appreciated.

Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach

by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord

The format of this book is what makes it a favorite. Instead of being a full scale education on software testing, it is rather a series of lessons within their context. It assumes that you are already a tester with some experience and offers you solutions to specific situations and scenarios. Because it is not a full series of teaching that must be presented from beginning to end, you can simply read "lessons" on the fly. For the busy-fast-pace-life-style we have, this was something that was very appealing. And the "lessons" are totally relevant too.

How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing

by James A. Whittaker

This book was a winner both because of its small to the point format and the relevancy of it's content. The author presents his ideas as "attacks" on code. Easy to understand with ideas that are equally easy to apply in your job or with your Team.

How to Break Web Software: Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services

by Mike Andrews and James A. Whittaker

Same comment as above, but this one is focused on Security.

How We Test Software at Microsoft®

by Alan Page, Ken Johnston and Bj Rollison

Microsoft being one of the "BIG" fishes in the pound, reading about how they do what they do is both informative and entertaining.

How Google Tests Software

by James A. Whittaker, Jason Arbon and Jeff Carollo

This one offers the same appeal as "How we test Software at Microsoft". Google is big and successful, so how do they do it.

Testing Computer Software

by Cem Kaner, Jack Falk and Hung Q. Nguyen

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