Top Programming Books

Almost all websites recommend an array of books and the readers are left confused deciding which one to buy. We want to eliminate this confusion and recommend the TOP 3 books, which in our experience every tester must read.
Top Java books
Top Testing books

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Top Java Books


Head First Java, 2nd Edition

If you only buy one Java book, then this is it. Affectionately referred to by readers as Java Programming "bible". It is the BEST SELLING JAVA book of all time.Head First Java provides access to information every Java Programmer must know.Most Java books written now a days are targeted for advanced developers but Head First Java has taken into consideration problems faced by Java beginners. It is never before approach to Java Training and the books uses Vintage Pictures , puzzles , code exercises ,brain teasers etc. for effective learning. You will find the book well structured, informative and actually intuitive to navigate through. Each chapter builds on the previous chapters to provide the engineer with a clear idea of all the steps and intricacies involved in java coding.

Effective Java (2nd Edition)

Want to seek some practical guidance on your java programming projects but not sure whom to ask ? - Well this is your book.Joshua Bloch,the Author 0f Effective Java, does a great job describing best practices that you as developer will find useful on a daily basis. Whether you are a newbie , developer or a manager there are mega doses of wisdom that all could learn because even for the experienced Java developer, Effective Java contains quite a few little eye openers.

Cracking the Coding Interview, Fourth Edition: 150 Programming Interview Questions and Solutions

Getting into one of the top companies in the software industry, is not normally an easy task. There are certain things they're looking for and if you don't know what they are and how to prepare, you'll most likely never be hired. Cracking the Coding Interview will prepare you for what to expect from companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Yahoo and Apple. Each chapter has great interview questions and answers are very well explained. Book is highly recommend , you prepare for an interview or not.

 

 

Top Testing Books

Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition

If you only buy one Software Testing book, then this is it. Affectionately referred to by readers as Software Testing "Bible". It is the BEST SELLING TESTING book of all time. Testing Computer Software provides access to information every Tester must know. Most Testing books written now a days are targeted for developers but Testing Computer Software has taken into problems faced by QA engineers. The book is broad in scope and ,does a good job of treating all of the important areas in verification and testing. You will find the book well structured, informative and actually intuitive to navigate through. Each chapter builds on the previous chapters to provide the engineer with a clear idea of all the steps and intricacies involved in testing and verifying complex programs.

 

Lessons Learned in Software Testing

Want to seek some practical guidance on your software testing projects but not sure whom to ask ? - Well this is your book. This book is divided into 293 "Lessons". Each seems to be meant for people with certain experiences and certain problems; some very broadly defined, others more tightly. Whether you are a newbie , tester or a test manager there are mega doses of wisdom that all could learn. Lessons Learned in Software Testing is styled in the form of short statements and blurbs and serves as a reference which can be looked up when needed.

 

Automated Software Testing: Introduction, Management, and Performance

This book should be purchased by anyone who is concerned with test automation. This book could potentially help you reduce your resources for test automation. We can guarantee that even before you finish reading 4 pages in the book you will have your paper pad out to jot down notes. Automated Software Testing presents a test automation methodology which is practical, useful, and complete, encompassing the state of the art of test automation as it stands right now (with the exception of some very recent developments in automated testing such as model-based testing, still in its infancy).

 

 

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