In my efforts to add content to blog-series: How to test like Leonardo da Vinci, I've continued my relentless pursuit to learn more about testing computer software. Colleagues, managers and in general excellent testers have recommended these books in this order, to become an effective tester. If you have not read any book on software testing, I would start with Testing Computer Software by Cem Kaner and go down the list.

Testing Object-Orineted Systems: Models, Patterns, and Tools Robert V. Binder, 1999
Software Testing Techniques, 2nd Ed. Boris Beizer
The Art of Software Testing Glenford J. Myers, 1979
The Complete Guide to Software Testing Bill Hetzel, 1988
How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing James A. Whittaker, 2003
Writing Secure Code 2nd Ed. Michael Howard and David LeBlanc, 2003
Black-Box Testing: Techniques for Functional Testing of Software and Systems Boris Beizer, 1995
Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach, 2nd Ed. Paul Jorgensen, 2002
How to Break Software Security James A. Whittaker, 2002
Effective Software Testing: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Testing Elfriede Dustin, 2002
The Craft of Software Testing: Subsystem testing Including Object based and Object oriented testing Brian Marick, 1995
Effective Methods for Software Testing, 2nd Ed. William E. Perry, 2000
Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software David A. Sykes, John D. McGregor, 2001
Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems 2nd Ed. Hung Q. Nguyen, Robert Johnson, Michael Hackett, 2003
Automated Software Testing: Introduction, Management, and Performance Elfriede Dustin, Jeff Rashka, John Paul, 1999
Software Inspection Tom Gilb & Dorothy Graham, 1993
Code Complete Steve McConnell, 1993
Test Process Improvement: A practical step-by-step guide to structured testing Tim Koomen and Martin Pol
The Web Testing Companion: The Insider’s Guide to Efficient and Effective Tests Lydia Ash, 2003
Developing International Software 2nd Ed. Dr. International, 2002

I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this list. If you are an excellent tester and know of any resource, that I have missed, please add to make this list more comprehensive. I'll appreciate your comments on the order of books as well.

 

-Kintan