AMA: blogs to read

Anonymous asks…

What are your top five testing or technology blogs to read?

My response…

Where did all the blogs go? Seriously; I used to read hundreds of blogs that were regularly updated and now I struggle to list five. Maybe it’s Twitter, but there’s a serious testing blog drought.

  1. Katrina the Tester by Katrina Clokie – I’m always excited when I see there’s a new blog post by Katrina in my feed Reader as her posts are always interesting and high quality. It’s just a shame she doesn’t use the far superior WordPress.com platform instead of Blogger 😎
  2. Four Short Links by Nat Torkington – Every weekday Nat publishes a collection of four links with some short commentary that are interesting from a technology/software dev point of view. I love following these links and freeing myself from my filters.
  3. Google Testing Blog by Google  – There hasn’t been a lot of new content on here lately, but it serves as a good way to keep up to date with GTAC news such as there will be a GTAC this year after all.
  4. Rands in Repose by Michael Lopp – I discovered this site via Four Short Links back in 2014 when Nat linked to Michael’s fantastic ‘The QA Mindset‘ post.
  5. Signal v. Noise by Basecamp – Even though they moved to Medium and have silly m dot URLs, and they continue to hold ridiculously strong opinions, I still enjoy the posts that come from DHH, Jason Fried and Co.

What are your favourite testing or technology feeds?