Mike’s Testapedia

If you have looked around, talked to other testing professionals, or searched online, then you have came to the same conclusion that I came to a long time ago…..There are hundreds of great, informative, and innovative sites which can assist you in learning more about testing, and sharing your thoughts with others.

My goal with this page of my blog is to build a living link, which I will update and modify as new links come to my attention.  If you have links or sites that you feel are helpful, please feel free to drop me a message and I will review and post!

NOTE: Having these links on my site is NOT an endorsement or support for the owners of the site.  While there are many that I support in the links below, if you wish to get my opinion for any of the links attached, reach out to me and I can tell you whether I specifically support all of the thoughts, articles, and ideas of the site owners mentioned below.

Last Update: August 22, 2020

Testing Links & Blogs

Link Description
http://www.softwaretestpro.com/ Software Test Professionals Site – articles, webinars, conference information
http://www.satisfice.com/ Satisfice.com – by James Bach
http://www.developsense.com/ Developsense site – Michael Bolton – tons of articles!
https://smitamishrablog.wordpress.com Tester, CEO, and entrepreneur Smita Mishra shares articles on testing, entrepreneurship, life…
http://martialtester.wordpress.com/ Martial Tester – by David Greenlees
http://plusonetesting.wordpress.com +1 Testing Blog – by Geir Guilbrandsen
http://www.ministryoftesting.com/ Ministry of Testing site
http://angiejones.tech Angie Jones website
https://responsibleautomation.wordpress.com Responsible Automation blog – by Paul Grizzaffi
https://5blogs.wordpress.com Every day, Simon S reads 5 blogs – then shares them with you!
https://wakelet.com/@TestWithZest A group of passionate people pulling together the best software testing content from around the web
https://conorfi.com/recommendations/ A collection of awesome recommendations from Conor Fitzgerald
https://medium.com/@MariiaHutsuk Articles and writings of Quality Engineering Manager, Mariia Hutsuk
http://testingeduindia.blogspot.com/ Learnings from a software tester with a passion to make the web a better world – Srinivas Kadiyala
http://blog.ruberto.com John Ruberto blog
http://www.mkltesthead.com/ Testhead site – by Michael Larsen
http://blog.eviltester.com/ Evil Tester site – by Alan Richardson
http://thesocialtester.co.uk/ The Social Tester – by Rob Lambert
http://adam.goucher.ca/ Quality Through Innovation – by Adam Goucher
https://mikethetesternz.wordpress.com Mike the Tester – Mike Clarke from NZ
https://saieph.wordpress.com Zer0Spec Blog by Ryan Bedino
https://www.applitools.com/resources AppliTools – tons of resources / blogs / webinars
https://medium.com/@msweat Test Manager & blogger – MaryAnne Sweat
http://dawntestcode.github.io Dawn Test Code articles & blogs
https://continuoustesting.blog Continuous Testing Blog – by Eran Kinsbruner
https://testmotion.wordpress.com Test Motion blog by Maja Shreiner
http://www.testingexcellence.com/ Testing Excellence site
http://www.softwaretestingstuff.com/ Software Testing Stuff site
http://blog.testingcurator.com http://blog.testingcurator.com
http://weekendtesting.com/ Weekend Testing site
http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/ Association for Software Testing site
http://testsheepnz.blogspot.co.nz/ Test Sheep NZ site
http://janetgregory.ca/blog/ Janet Gregory – Agile Coach, Quality Consultant
http://curioustester.blogspot.com/ Curious Tester site – by Parimala Hariprasad
http://enjoytesting.blogspot.com/ Enjoy Testing – by Ajay Balamurugadas
http://www.qualitytesting.info/ Quality Testing – by Kiran Kumar
http://www.testinggeek.com/ Testing Geek site
http://www.kohl.ca/ Johnathan Kohl site – mobile technology
http://www.testingcircus.com/ Testing Circus Magazine
http://www.softwaretestingclass.com/ Software Testing Class site
http://katrinatester.blogspot.co.nz Katrina the Tester site
http://rhythmoftesting.blogspot.com/ Pete Walen’s blog
http://zeeshanasgharr.wordpress.com/ SQA Knowledge site – by Zeeshanasgharr
Http://www.testingminded.com Testing Minded Blog – by Steven Machtelinckx
http://shishya-eternalstudent.blogspot.com Eternal Student – by Vipul Kocher
http://chuggabug.blogspot.com/ Observations of a Tester – by Elizabeth Fiennes
http://swtester.blogspot.com/ Lessons Learned by a Software Tester by Paul Carvalho
http://shivakumar-mathivanan.blogspot.com/ Shiva Mathivanan blog

My Testing Videos (more to come soon with other speakers)

Link Description
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KClvy8WuDy0 “A Day in the Life of a Test Manager” – presentation by Mike Lyles at STPCon in San Diego – April 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCAahLPtHU4&t=605s “Testing is Not a 9 to 5 Job” – keynote by Mike Lyles at STPCon at TISQA 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA – Feb 28, 2018

Books Related to Testing

Link Description
http://www.amazon.com/Elfriede-Dustin/e/B001IO9RTM/ Elfriede Dustin – writer page on Amazon
http://www.ministryoftesting.com/resources/ebooks/ Ebooks on the Ministry of Testing site
https://leanpub.com/changingtimes Changing Time: Quality for Humans In a Digital Age – by Rich Rogers
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692885994/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493727687&sr=8-1&keywords=eran+kinsbruner The Digital Quality Handbook – by Eran Kinsbruner
https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Quality-Leaders-Software-Accelerate/dp/1916185800/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=leading+quality&qid=1598155206&sr=8-1 Leading Quality: How Great Leaders Deliver High Quality Software and Accelerate Growth by Ronald Cummings-John
https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Testing-Practical-Guide-Testers/dp/0321534468/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=lisa+crispin&qid=1598155276&sr=8-1 Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory
https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Testing-Condensed-Brief-Introduction/dp/199922051X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=lisa+crispin&qid=1598155276&sr=8-2 Agile Testing Condensed by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin
https://www.amazon.com/More-Agile-Testing-Addison-Wesley-Signature/dp/0321967054/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=lisa+crispin&qid=1598155276&sr=8-4 More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team by Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin

Testing Conferences

Link Description
http://www.stpcon.com/default.aspx STPCon – Software Testing Professionals
http://tisqa-rtp.squarespace.com TISQA – North Carolina based conference
http://qualitysoftware.com.au Quality Software Australia conference
https://www.australiantestingdays.com Australian Testing Days
http://lets-test.com/ Let’s Test

7 thoughts on “Mike’s Testapedia”

  1. Hey Mike,
    While keeping a list in nice, still one needs to go through all these links periodically and check if there is anything new… – not really feasible for most testers.
    I found that the best method is to keep an RSS Aggregator (see STC RSS feed which covers most non-comercial blogs for instance),
    RSS Feeds can be viewed using dedicated tools such as Paper.li (no don’t run and create one and then send the link daily on twitter – hate those 🙂 ), and can also be embedded in any web site.
    This way – instead fo all of us have to run all over seeking for interesting posts – these come to a single point, we can sample daily/weekly and get all the data in centralized place, while still keeping the graphical aspects / teaser pictures, and leading us to the source sites – so these don’t loose traffic – on the contrary – they benefit from it.
    Other wise – when anyone can open a blog in 5 min, write 1 post a year, and maintain an audience of 5 friends – its useless.
    We should strive for central sites – presenting these aggregators (maybe partitioned by topics of interest).
    I placed WW Aggregator as well as Local IL aggregator in our http://www.itcb.org.il site – hope it will catch up in other main sites as well.

    @halperinko – Kobi Halperin

    1. Kobi – very insightful information and I agree with your points. In fact, my goal is to clean up this list and keep it cleaned up so that others can have a dependable place to come to and search for such links down the road! Thanks for your inputs!

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