Appendix C. Bibliography and Other Recommended Readings

The following are books and articles I referenced in this book. I have selected 10 books as essential reading for pragmatic software testers, especially hands-on test engineers. I have marked the titles of these books with asterisks (*). For people with test management responsibilities, I consider 4 additional books as essential and have marked the titles of these books with daggers (†).

RBCS Company Profile

This book draws upon experiences and materials that my associates and I developed while performing consulting, training, and project work for various RBCS clients. To help you understand a bit more about RBCS, I’ve included this brief company profile.

After a diverse career as a programmer, system administrator, test engineer, and test manager in organizations spanning academia, small businesses, large businesses, and third-party test labs, I founded Rex Black Consulting Services, Inc., in 1994. In the years since then, RBCS has offered world-class consulting services worldwide, focusing exclusively on software, hardware, and systems testing and quality assurance. RBCS provides services in the areas of quality assurance and testing, including consulting, outsourcing assessment, and training.

RBCS prides itself in taking a flexible approach that allows my associates and I to apply best practices to leading companies in a wide range of industries. RBCS consultants and associates have successfully applied these best practices ...

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