Sunday, 9 August 2009

What test technology and tools are you working with?

I've been working a lot lately on elaborating a Selenium and Ruby web test automation framework. It's going well of itself and I've used the framework with a number of clients successfully in the last 3 months or so. As I always say - lot's more still to learn!

It came as little surprise that the use of Selenium and Ruby was not what most expected as say QTP or Java are more commonplace. This prompted me to think about:

What technologies and tools are you using now in the testing field?

From my side I'm using as tech or tools sat on my desktop:

* Selenium: IDE, RC and Grid
-- http://seleniumhq.org/
* Ruby: for creating Selenium-Ruby based test scripts
-- http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/
* Rake: Build programme
-- http://rake.rubyforge.org/
* NMQA Vienna: as a (free) test management tool
-- www.freetestmanagementtool.com
* MS Virtual PC: To run various OSs to use with Grid
-- http://snipurl.com/pij0i
* SciTE: Text editor
-- http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html
* SQL Server Management Studio Free Express edition for working with SQL DBs
-- http://snipurl.com/pij7

So, if you have to rebuild you laptop tomorrow what technologies and tools would you be putting back on there? If you went to a client site tomorrow to deliver some testing what would you expect to be working on?

Mark.

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