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Effective Software Testing: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Testing by Elfriede Dustin

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Chapter 7. Automated Testing Tools

Automated testing tools can enhance the testing effort—as long as expectations are managed, tool issues are understood, and a tool compatible with the system-engineering environment is selected. It is also important that the tool match the task at hand, and that the tests lend themselves to automation. Many types of testing tools are available for use throughout the various development life cycle phases, including the highly touted capture/playback testing tools.

Sometimes it is determined after research and evaluation that no tool available on the market completely suits the project's needs. In that case, it is necessary to decide whether to develop a unique solution, in the form of scripts or custom tools, or ...

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