Popular blogs for testers

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 😀

Rank # votes Name URL
1 26 Michael Bolton http://www.developsense.com/blog
2 23 James Bach http://www.satisfice.com/blog
3 12 Huib Schoots https://www.huibschoots.nl/wordpress/
4 11 Cem Kaner http://kaner.com/
5 10 Michael Larsen http://www.mkltesthead.com/
6 9 Markus Gartner http://www.shino.de/blog/
  9 Elisabeth Hendrickson http://testobsessed.com/
8 8 Alan Page http://angryweasel.com/blog/
9 7 Andy Glover http://cartoontester.blogspot.com/
  7 The Test Eye http://thetesteye.com/blog/
  7 Zeger van Hese http://testsidestory.com/
12 6 Pradeep Soundararajan http://testertested.blogspot.com/
  6 Matt Heusser http://xndev.com/creative-chaos/
14 5 Iain McCowatt http://exploringuncertainty.com/blog/
15 4 Jurgen Appelo http://www.noop.nl/
  4 Keith Klain http://qualityremarks.com/
  4 Pete Walen http://rhythmoftesting.blogspot.com
  4 Rob Lambert http://thesocialtester.co.uk/
19 3 Adam Goucher http://adam.goucher.ca
  3 Adam Knight http://www.a-sisyphean-task.com
  3 Anne-Marie Charrett http://mavericktester.com
  3 Bob Marshall http://flowchainsensei.wordpress.com
  3 Eric Jacobson http://www.testthisblog.com
  3 Gojko Adzic http://gojko.net
  3 James Christie http://clarotesting.wordpress.com/
  3 James Lyndsay http://workroomprds.blogspot.com/
  3 Ministry of Testing http://www.ministryoftesting.com/testing-feeds/
  3 Parimala Hariprasad http://curioustester.blogspot.in/
  3 Seth Godin http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

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:


  1. Artyom

    Thanks Huib, you helped not only the Dutch community ,but the rest of the world as well=)

  2. Pete Walen

    Wow! I made Huib’s list of blogs! deeply honored – Now I better get back to writing. (Inbetween the day job stuff).

  3. phil kirkham

    I made it onto the full list of blogs so I dont want to appear bitter but…

    Some of the blogs on the list rarely get updated – testobsessed for example hasn’t blogged since December 2012 and Cem blogs once in a blue moon. Did people just vote for the name or for the blogs they really read?
    What is the definition of ‘popular’?

    • Huib Schoots

      Good question. I don’t know… You should ask them, but I think it also has something to do with “availability” 😀

  4. Mohinder Khosla

    Error: Links to James Christie and Gojko Adzic needs to be swapped

    • Huib Schoots

      Thx, fixed.

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