The inaugural issue of the Agile Record magazine includes an article from myself about some thoughts on the craft of software testing. In it I describe my understanding about the craft and how testers may reach a level of professionalism where they know what they’re doing. Deliberate practice is one thing in that equation.
Looking through the magazine, I spotted great articles. Dawn Cannan co-authored with Lisa Crispin an article on being the worst and why it pays off, David Evans has an article on testability and considerations on whether to invest in it or not, Lior Friedman has an article on the agile view on quality, Marc Bless has an article on Scrum forced on an organization, etc. Before listing up all the contents here, go to the Agile Record page, subscribe (it’s free), and get your personal copy.