Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar by James Bach


I recently finished reading James Bach’s book Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar. I purchased the book mistakenly thinking it was a book on software testing (I didn’t really read the synopsis before buying it) but was pleasantly surprised after having read it.

I’d heard Bach was an expert in software testing, checked out his blog and then found this book online:

At first I wasn’t sure what to make of this book but it gets better as it goes on. Just as the title says it’s about how the pursuit of Self-Education can lead to success based on the author’s (James Bach) experience doing just that in the field of Software Testing.

I considered posting a book review here but I found this review on Amazon with which I agree. Now all I need to do is read his book Lessons Learned in Software Testing.

  • If you are interested in the book I’d recommend checking out the Buccaneer-Scholar website: http://www.buccaneerscholar.com/. James has some good information and funny videos on it.

  • Bob Jones

    The image in this post is broken. LLiST is an awesome book. Get and keep a hard copy just for something to reference whenever you need it.