What are the best resources for software testers?

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    #1Postman

    Postman
    With this software, you can build, test, and document your APIs faster. More than three million developers do.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Other Platform

    Free

    Jack Bailey
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "I'm self employed a lot of what I do revolves around building APIs for customers. This is a time consuming process that honestly doesn't pay enough compared to the time it takes. Postman alleviates a lot of the workload and streamlines the entire process. I found myself flying through orders thanks to this app."
  2. 10

    #2Software Testing: Essential Skills for First Time Testers

    Software Testing: Essential Skills for First Time Testers
    This book, written by Umer W. Ghazali, will answer all software quality assurance related questions and will teach you how to test computer software under real-world conditions.
    Books

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    Kathryn May
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "When I started working with software, I had a hard time understanding how to do quality assurance testing on my programs. The writing, implementing, and programming I could handle, but my testing skills were lacking. How was I supposed to know when things were "right"? This book covered all of that and more. It broke it down for me into simple parts in a straightforward way. It didn't waste words and it went straight to the point, which was just what I needed to understand software testing."
  3. 10

    #3StickyMinds

    StickyMinds
    StickyMinds contains news and articles about finding new ways to make better software every day. 
    Websites

    Free

    Megan Peterson
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Sometimes I need help or programs when testing software. I like to go to StickyMinds because it has frequent updates on how to improve software and workflow. The organization is simple, clean, and easy to understand."
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    #4Smart Bear

    Smart Bear
    Smart Bear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. Over 6 million developers, testers , and operations teams use SmartBear products to deliver the world's best applications.
    Websites

    Free

    Ann Lane
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "Smartbear offers a number of different products, such as: API Readiness, Software Testing, Monitoring, Code Collaboration, Code Optimization, Free Tools, Plugins and Open Source. They offer various tools for software testing: TestComplete (automated testing tool); TestLeft (Functional Testing for Developers), TestExecute (Scale for TestComplete and TestLeft); QA Complete (test Management); LoadComplete (Load testing); CrossBrowser Testing (Cloud based testing). With all these tools, Smart Bear allows developers to have the right software testing capabilities at the right time. Excellent Service / Product! "
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    #5A Friendly Introduction to Software Testing

    A Friendly Introduction to Software Testing
    This book, written by Bill Laboon, is a friendly introduction to software testing. It covers the basics of testing theory and terminology, how to write test plans, and how defects are found and reported.
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    Cheryl Morgan
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "There were only 11 reviews on Amazon for this book, but 10 had 5 stars and the 5th had 4, with the comment that there were problems with the Kindle formatting. I used to do software testing and would have loved a resource like this to enhance the process, especially in building test plans. "
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    #6The Dojo

    The Dojo

    The Dojo is a project by Ministry of Testing Ltd. This is a useful resource for testers with a lot of series of educational content in the format of articles, sofware, ebooks, videos and podcasts.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan.

    Guillermo Vázquez
    Written on June 27, 2017
    "This is great! I'm always looking to improve my skills and I've never seen this website before. The Dojo so far seems to be a great resource for improving my skills and finding tools. I've never heard of this website before today. I'm glad I found it."
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    #7Software Testing: 100+ Testing Approaches

    Software Testing: 100+ Testing Approaches
    This book provides extensive information about the software testing concepts with real time examples, merits and demerits. Totally, more than 100+ software testing methodologies are discussed in this book.
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    Randy Hamilton
    Written on May 16, 2017
    "With so many types of technology and software out there today, it's likely some of these won't perfectly work together, and could cause problems. This book outlines some of the major issues developers could face when designing a new software, and how to remedy these as well."
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    #8Novabench

    Novabench
    Novabench is a free computer benchmark program for PC and Mac. Repair, optimize, and tune your computer with help from Novabench's quick and easy to use tests.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Lin Hao
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "Being the software tester that I am, I need a good PC that will make sure I run every software without problems. I started looked for the best resources for software testers and I came across NovaBench and this program is as useless as they come. This offers nothing and it does nothing. The tune part didn't speed up my computer at all. Just a complete waste of time."
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    #9neustar Website Load Testing

    neustar Website Load Testing
    Test website traffic capacity and find bottlenecks, so you can launch new sites and applications with greater confidence.
    Websites

    Free

    Marco Antonio Cervantes
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "The neustar Website Load Testing platform was recommended to me and I highly recommended it to others, especially those who are software engineers and testers. It offers a simple and easy to use to format to test websites you may be working on without loading you down with more complicated or extensive programs. So I'd say to certainly check out neustar Website Load Testing if you are in need of such a service. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for software testers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PostmanSoftware 15 Free
2Software Testing: Essential Skills for First Time TestersBooks 10 Paid
3StickyMindsWebsites 10 Free
4Smart BearWebsites 6 Free
5A Friendly Introduction to Software TestingBooks 6 Paid
6The DojoWebsites 2 Free
7Software Testing: 100+ Testing ApproachesBooks 1 Paid
8NovabenchSoftware 0 Free
9neustar Website Load TestingWebsites 0 Free
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