6 Test Tools and Automation

The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don’t know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.

—Phillip Pullman

The sixth chapter of the Advanced Technical Test Analyst syllabus is concerned with tools. The 2007 Advanced syllabus (Chapter 9) contained a discussion of test tools that might be used by all testers. In this 2012 syllabus, the tools chapter has been rescoped to discuss only the tools and techniques likely to be used by technical test analysts. We will discuss the following topics:

1. Integration ...

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