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Software Testing - An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation guide 4th edition by Peter Williams, Geoff Thompson, Angelina Samaroo, Peter Morgan, Brian Hambling

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6 TOOL SUPPORT FOR TESTING

Peter Williams

INTRODUCTION

As seen in earlier chapters there are many tasks and activities that need to be performed during the testing process. In addition, other tasks need to be performed to support the testing process.

In order to assist in making the testing process easier to perform and manage, many different types of test tools have been developed and used for a wide variety of testing tasks. Some of them have been developed in-house by an organisation’s own software development or testing department. Others have been developed by software houses (also known as test-tool vendors) to sell to organisations that perform testing. More recently, open source tools have been developed that can be reused and enhanced. ...

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