The following are a few resources that I personally use and recommend others use as well. Some of these are guides, lists or tools.
The report writer’s job is to describe the bug in a way that helps get it fixed. No one wants to read a bug report that doesn’t make sense, requires too much work to understand or is offensive. This document lays out some advice to help improve that process.
Books, articles, and other published material I generally recommend about a range of software topics including: testing, engineering, startups, etc. This is and will continue to be a work in progress!
A list of tools that I use on a regular or semi-regular basis. This is both a look at what kinds of tools help make me productive but also a good reference for myself when I get a new computer.
Templates for Test Design
Test Idea Catalogs
Test Idea Catalogs are a list of related items that are effective at finding information (or bugs) that are efficient to use. Here is a hopefully useful list of public ones:
- Elisabeth Hendrickson’s Test Heuristics Cheat Sheet
- Michael Hunter’s You are Not Done Yet Checklist
- My own Testing Guides (feel free to fork this)