blogsTo help the Dutch community evolve to learn, think and do more skilled testing I want to advocate interesting stuff to read to the community. But what should a tester read? Earlier I published a list of popular books for testers. In my search for good books to read, some people replied that they only read blogs and other on-line content. On this blog I recommend great articles and on-line stuff in my great resources list. For testers blogs you can check my colleagues list.

But what do other testers recommend? My curiosity kicked in again and I sent out another email to my tester friends around the world to ask for their favourite blogs.

This is the “top 19″ of most mentioned blogs. In the list are all blogs that got more that 2 votes. I am thrilled to be in this list at all. But it must have been the “availability heuristic” that got me on the 3rd place! Thanks guys :-D

Rank # votes Name URL
1 26 Michael Bolton
2 23 James Bach
3 12 Huib Schoots
4 11 Cem Kaner
5 10 Michael Larsen
6 9 Markus Gartner
  9 Elisabeth Hendrickson
8 8 Alan Page
9 7 Andy Glover
  7 The Test Eye
  7 Zeger van Hese
12 6 Pradeep Soundararajan
  6 Matt Heusser
14 5 Iain McCowatt
15 4 Jurgen Appelo
  4 Keith Klain
  4 Pete Walen
  4 Rob Lambert
19 3 Adam Goucher
  3 Adam Knight
  3 Anne-Marie Charrett
  3 Bob Marshall
  3 Eric Jacobson
  3 Gojko Adzic
  3 James Christie
  3 James Lyndsay
  3 Ministry of Testing
  3 Parimala Hariprasad
  3 Seth Godin

180 different blogs where mentioned by 41 participants. The full list of blogs can be found here. An overview of all participants and their personal lists can be found here.

If this isn’t enough, you can check these listings of tester blogs: