Mount Of November 2012

Updates on QA Testing Tools

Introduction to Agile Software Development Methods

.With all the Agile methods out there, how does someone with traditional waterfall or v-model experience begin to understand each? Which methods are truly Agile and which are not? What are the defining characteristics of each Agile method, as well as those not quite so Agile? What are the benefits of using eachAgile method and what are some of the drawbacks? This article attempts to answer these questions in a concise and simple way and offer a launch pad for those who would like to know more.

Litmus

Introduction

Litmus makes it easier for casual testers to assist with testing Mozilla products. Serves as a repository for test cases, with all the inherent management abilities that implies; it also serves as a repository for test results, carrying over the best features of Testrunner, e.g. test lists, division of labor, etc. It provides a query interface for viewing, reporting on, and comparing test results. It exposes a web services interface for the mechanical batch submission of testing results. 

 

Table Summary

Litmus is the new integrated testcase management and QA tool that is designed to improve workflow, visibility, and turnaround time in the Mozilla QA process.

 

Tool Review Summary
MozilaWiki - Litmus Tool Scope Test Management.
Application Rights Free Use, Opensource.
Maturity (since) 2005.
See more tools from Mozila.
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Test Run

Introduction

Test Run helps to create, manage, and execute test plans. It is a tool designed for project, program and product managers alike.

Table Summary

Simple, collaborative test case and test plan management

Tool Review Summary
Test Run Tool Scope Test Management, Quality Management.
Application Rights Commercial, Free for Non-profits, Free for Students (Educate), Periodic license, Trial, User license.
Maturity (since) 2005.
See more tools from Test Run.
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TTworkbench

Introduction

TTworkbench is the full-featured integrated test development and execution environment (IDE) for any kind of test automation project. This technology-independent tool can be deployed for testing products and services in a wide range of different industry sectors. TTworkbench comes in three different product formats:  

  • TTworkbench Express: Execute test specifications
  • TTworkbench Basic: Maintain and modify test suites        
  • TTworkbench Professional: Build complex test environments

Table Summary

TTworkbench - The Reliable Test Automation Platform

Tool Review Summary
TTworkbench Tool Scope Testing Tool, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Commercial, Demo, Trial.
Maturity (since) 2000.
See more tools from Testing Technologies.
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Watir

Introduction

Watir, pronounced water, is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers. It allows to write tests that are easy to read and maintain. Watir drives browsers the same way people do. It clicks, links, fills in forms, presses buttons. Watir also checks results, such as whether expected text appears on the page. Watir is a family of Ruby libraries but it supports your app no matter what technology it is developed in. Whilst Watir supports only Internet Explorer on Windows, Watir-WebDriversupports Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and also running in headless mode (HTMLUnit).

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Table Summary

Web Application Testing in Ruby

 

Tool Review Summary
Watir in QATestingTools.com Tool Scope Testing Tool, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Opensource.
Maturity (since) 2011.
See more tools from Watir.com.
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SAP Test Management

Introduction

Panaya's test management is part of the Panaya Quality Management Cloud Platform. It is the only SaaS test management platform tailored to the unique needs of SAP testing. Using Panaya’s Test Management solution, one can run up to 150 scripts per day – and the results are logged automatically.Designed from the ground up for the testing of SAP systems, Panaya Test Management for SAP provides a comprehensive means of managing all the testing activities of SAP projects. Being a cloud-based solution, no software or hardware installation is required
Integrated with the Panaya Quality Management Cloud Platform, Test scripts always stay up-to-date, Creates test scripts for you in plain English, Tests can be run manually or automatically and Test results are documented.

Table Summary

Cloud-based Test Management for SAP. Creates, maintains, and effortlessly runs your SAP test scripts.

 

Tool Review Summary
PANAYA at QATestingTools.com Tool Scope Test Management.
Application Rights Commercial, SAAS, Trial.
Maturity (since) 2006.
See more tools from PANAYA.
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Robotium

Introduction

Robotium is a test framework created to make it easy to write powerful and robust automatic black-box test cases for Android applications. With the support of Robotium, test case developers can write function, system and acceptance test scenarios, spanning multiple Android activities. 
Robotium has full support for Activities, Dialogs, Toasts, Menus and Context Menus.       

Table Summary

User scenario testing for Android

 

Tool Review Summary
Robotium in QATestingTools.com Tool Scope Testing Tool, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Free Use, Opensource.
Maturity (since) 2010.
See more tools from Google Code Projects.
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Windmill

Introduction

Windmill is a cross-platform, cross-browser software testing framework, primarily used for testing Web applicationsMost users write tests in Python or in JavaScript, but there is also a library that provides Ruby support. Windmill also provides a recorder tool that allows writing tests without learning a programming language. Windmill supports all major modern Web browsers, and runs on Microsoft WindowsMac OS X, and LinuxAs the Cosmo client is heavy in JavaScript and AJAX functionality, Windmill makes the communication between the service and the client code a priority.

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Table Summary

Windmill is a web testing tool designed to let you painlessly automate and debug your web application.

 

Tool Review Summary
Tool Scope Testing Tool, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Opensource.
Maturity (since) 2007.
See more tools from GitHub project.
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Director II

Introduction

DIRECTORTM II test executive software is a flexible management tool that provides centralized control over Azimuth test platforms. An intuitive user interface allows users to configure and manage all nodes in the network, control traffic flow in the network and monitor test traffic, while enabling the user to log events and analyze and share results. Director II is modular in construction with five primary applications: TestBed Manager, Test Builder, Test Driver, Test Scheduler, Test Editor

 

Table Summary

DIRECTOR II test executive software is a flexible management tool that provides centralized control over Azimuth test platforms.

 

Tool Review Summary
Tool Scope Test Management.
Application Rights Commercial.
Maturity (since) 2011.
See more tools from Azimuth.
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LoadWise

Introduction

Converts the functional test scripts for load testing. Free use up to 3 virtual users. Simple to install and download, start up in minutes. Non-techs can start writing tests in minutes with help of an easy-to-use recorder. Preview load test script execution in browser. Assurance of accuracy of test scripts. Script reuse and converts the functional test scripts for load testing. No vendor locking. Affordable, as only a fraction of the cost of other commercial load test tools.

 

Table Summary

Simple and affordable web load testing

 

Tool Review Summary
LoadWise Tool Scope Testing Tool.
Application Rights Commercial, Free Use.
Maturity (since) 2009.
See more tools from AgileWay.
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Toolbox for Mac

Introduction

A collection of source from different Google projects that may be of use to developers working other Mac projects. Also includes the Google Developer Spotlight Importers.

To browse the Google Toolbox for Mac source code, visit the Source tab. Library changes are documented in the release notes.

If you find a problem/bug or want a new feature to be included in the Google Toolbox for Mac, please join the discussion group or submit an issue.

Google Toolbox for Mac follows the Google Objective-C Style Guide.

Table Summary

Google Toolbox for Mac

 

Tool Review Summary
Toolbox for Mac Tool Scope Testing Tool, Tool Extension, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Opensource.
Maturity (since) 2008.
See more tools from Google Code Projects.
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Visual Assert

Introduction

Visual Assert is a Visual Studio® AddIn that allows you to easilywrite, manage, run, and debug your C/C++ unit tests – without ever leaving the Visual Studio® IDE. No fiddling with command line tools, no complex configuration, and no boilerplate code required.

Table Summary

Visual Assert Makes Test-Driven Visual C++ Development a Snap.

Tool Review Summary
Visual Assert Tool Scope Testing Tool, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Free Use.
Maturity (since) 2009.
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cfix

Introduction

cfix is an xUnit testing framework for C/C++, specialized for unmanaged Windows development (32/64 bit). cfix supports development of both user and kernel mode unit tests.

cifx unit tests are compiled and linked into a DLL. The testrunner application provided by cfix allows selectively running tests of one or more of such test-DLLs. Execution and behaviour in case of failing testcases can be highly customized. Moreover, cfix has been designed to work well in conjunction with the Windows Debuggers (Visual Studio, WinDBG).

As of cfix 1.3, the framework is source-compatible to WinUnit, i.e. a WinUnit test suite can be recompiled into a full-fledged cfix test suite.

Table Summary

unit testing framework for C/C++

Tool Review Summary
cfix Tool Scope Testing Tool, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Opensource.
Maturity (since) 2008.
See more tools from J.Passing, Sourceforge.
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Foresight Lite

Introduction

Foresight Lite helps CIO’s understand the current status, risks and timing of their major software development projects conveniently.  This web and mobile-based reporting tool provides development teams with unfiltered information on critical projects. It’s Real Facts in Real Time.

 

Table Summary

Foresight Lite helps CIO’s understand the current status, risks and timing of their major software development projects conveniently.

Tool Review Summary
Tool Scope Reporting Tool, Project Management, Agile Management.
Application Rights Commercial, Trial.
Maturity (since) 2005.
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Load Testing

Introduction

Be confident you are ready for any event. Keynote Load Testing delivers high-volume user traffic on-demand, accurately modeling the interaction, arrival patterns and geographic diversity of real users. Monitor the cost of abandonment in real-time and use the data to make fact-based decisions about capacity investments.

Table Summary

Keynote Load Testing delivers high-volume user traffic on-demand, accurately modeling the interaction, arrival patterns and geographic diversity of real users.

 

Tool Review Summary
KeyNote Load Testing Tool Scope Testing Tool.
Application Rights Commercial, SAAS, Trial.
Maturity (since) 2003.
See more tools from Keynote Systems.
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Marathon

Introduction

Marathon is an open source, test automation framework for Java/Swing applications that supports multiple types of testing – Automated, Exploratory and Semi-automatic. Marathon provides support for standard scripting languages – Ruby and Python – and allows seamless access to the application from the test scripts. Marathon is the precursor to MarathonITE. It provides all the basic functions required to effectively test Java™/Swing GUI Applications. Using Marathon, you can record tests, replay them, generate reports and also integrate with external build systems.

 

Table Summary

Opensource Java™ GUI Testing Tool, that supports multiple types of testing – Automated, Exploratory and Semi-automatic.

 

Tool Review Summary
Tool Scope Testing Tool, Testing Framework.
Application Rights Commercial, Opensource.
Maturity (since) 2005.
See more tools from Jalian Systems.
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Dynamic Analyzer

Introduction

SmartTester automates the creation of unit and component test harnesses, test stubs and test drivers. Inunit testing, SmartTester stubs all the function calls made by the unit under test. In component testing,it links the actual functions to its calls. With minimal clicks, you can analyze code coverage and visualize the behavior of your program. Detailed test and run-time coverage analysis reports are generated. SmartTester allows coverage analysis to be performed for all software levels as defined by DO-178B.

Table Summary

SmartTester, Dynamic Analyzer - C Unit Test Tool

Tool Review Summary
Dynamic Analyzer Tool Scope Testing Tool.
Application Rights Commercial.
Maturity (since) 2011.
See more tools from Accord Software.
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jetty

Introduction

Jetty is a compact implementation of an HTTP server, HTTP client, and Servlet container. It is open source, dual licensed under the Apache License 2.0 and the Eclipse Public License. It is ideally suited for embedding, due to its small footprint, and design philosophy of being a well behaved component that can be added to nearly any application. Jetty is also among the most scalable servers available through its trailblazing implementation of asynchronous servlet facilities. With Jetty, you can use the same fast and light container for development, test, and production.

 

Table Summary

Jetty is a pure Java-based HTTP (Web) server and Java Servlet container.

 

Tool Review Summary
Tool Scope Simulator.
Application Rights Commercial, Opensource.
Maturity (since) 1995.
See more tools from INTALIO.
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Test Management module

Introduction

Psoda Test Management module manages all aspects of the software testing process. It helps to work out what you need to test and why, record test results, keep track of any bugs or defects and make action plans to get problems solved.

Target audience: 
  • Test analysts to create test cases that define what needs to be tested and why.
  • Testers to find out what to test, record their results and note any bugs or defects.
  • Test managers to review how long it took to complete tests to help plan future testing.

 

Table Summary

Manage all aspects of the software testing process.

 

Tool Review Summary
Psoda Tool Scope Testing Framework, Test Management.
Application Rights Commercial, Trial.
Maturity (since) 2006.
See more tools from Psoda.
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X-TRAX

Introduction

Manage Requirements, Tests, and Defects of all your projects in one single system. ProjectsTrax centralize all the information needed in one single SQL repository. It proposes a very simple traceability model that allows easily handling of the traces between the artifacts. ProjectsTrax integrates a very simple risk-based testing model. X-TRAX 3.1 is integrated with most of the software development tools of the market (Bugzilla, JIRA, HUDSON, SVN, CVS...)

 

Table Summary

Manage Requirements, Tests, and Defects of all your projects in one single system

 

Tool Review Summary
X-TRAX Tool Scope Test Management.
Application Rights Commercial, Trial.
Maturity (since) 2010.
See more tools from Algorismi.
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Manufacturers

Testing tool manufacturers world-wide list
10Levels 2amigOS!... Accord Software ActiMind AdaCore AdaLog AgileLoad SAS AgileWay
Agitar Agnity Algorismi ALL4TEC Android Apache Apica Apollo Systems
Applied Computer... AppPerfect ApTest Assure Atlassian AutoIt Consulting Automation... Automation...
Azimuth Aztaz Software Badboy BlazeMeter BSQUARE CA - ITKO Canonical Canoo
Catch Limited CelestialTeapot Celtic Testing... Chris Mallett Cleanscape Cloud Testing CodeCentrix CodePlex project
Codoid Compuware Conflair Core Services Corey Goldberg Coverity CresTech Software... Cross Check
DanNorth Databene Datamatics DTM soft Eclipse EKA TechServ Elvior Emmanuel Jorge
Empirix Esterel Experitest Finaris FOT Froglogic Gallio GitHub project
gnoso Gojko Adzic Google Code... Google groups Gorilla Logic GrammaTech Grendel-Scan Grid-Tools
Gurock Software Hitex HP IBM IDT imbus Shanghai Impetus Inflectra
informUp INTALIO intechnica iOpus ISPRAS ITSS J.Passing JadeLiquid...
Jalian Systems Jamo Solutions JANOVA JBehave JBoss (Rad Hat) JetBrains Jively Johannes Passing
Kalistick KEYNECTIS Keynote Systems Kubisys LDRA Loadster ManageEngine Marketcircle
Maveryx MercadoLibre Micro Focus Microsoft Mobile Labs ModalLogic IT Mozila MSys Technologies
Mutant Design NeoTys NetBSD NetEject Netvantage... NMQA NRG Global OC Systems
Odin Technology ohloh OpenQA.org Oracle Original Software Ossia Conseil OW2 PANAYA
Parasoft PassMark Perfecto Mobile Pivotal Labs Polarion PractiTest Programming... Project Sikuli
Prove Expertise Psoda PureLoad PushToTest Python QA Systems QASymphony QMetry
Qt QualiSystems QualiTest Qualitia Quality First... Quotium... Rally Software Ranorex
Reflective... ReQtest RiaTest Rommana Software RTTS RubyForge Sandklef SAP
Seapine Software Sensiple SmartBear Software SmarteSoft SOASTA SoftLogica Softomotive Softsmith
Software Research SonarSource Sourceforge SqashTeam SQS Software... Swifting AB T-Plan TaskWare
TechExcel TechTalk Telerik Test Object Test Run TestApe.com Testing... TestingBot
TestingWhiz TestiPhone TestLodge TestOptimal TestPlant TestPro Testuff Texttest.org
The Core Banking... The Open Group Thoughtbot Thoughtworks Tigris BSD... Top-Q Trace Technologies Traq Software
TRICENTIS Try Out VoIP TypeMock Tyto Software Ubertesters Ultimus Universal Test... Usetrace Ltd
Utrecht University Validata Group Vector Software Verifaya... Verisium Verit VersionOne Virtual Process
Watir.com Web Performance... Webius Worksoft Xceptance XQual YesSo YouWave
ZAP technologies Zeenyx Zephyr Zeta Software

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