Test Automation Companies: Pros & Cons of OpenSource Automated Testing Tools

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According to analysts, Open source is becoming the main way in information technology development only now. But it is quite challenging to adopt Opensource. There is no problem with functionality as such. By this time, most of us know what tools can do and what weak point they have.

Test automation companies use various tools during their work so that to perform automated testing activities. And they opt for opensource frameworks due to many reasons, namely because these are less expensive than traditional ones, can be customized, allow visualization, ensure overall quality. At that, they help to run rapid testing.

There are Opensource Tools Used to Accomplish Needs in Agile Project:

  • Selenium.
  • Test link.
  • Kunagi.
  • Jenkins.
  • Bugzilla.

These tools all are great. However, each of them differently set up databases, privileges, users, etc. Unfortunately, these lack seamless integration, i.e. are unable to ensure the inheritance of relationships and information both upstream and downstream. These issues are not inherent in the mainstreams tools from IBM to HP (these can work together with other tools in the family) because they are integrated from the word “Go”. Such an integration is extremely costly and does not come a very long way. All Opensource tools must be integrated. And then this integration tool could have the following characteristics:

Integration Doesn’t Mean Functionality

The toolsets available can be referred to as almost the best ones. It does not make sense to implement new functionality to augment the tool. But what they truly need is to be more coherent when working with one another. It results in seamless integration of all the tools throughout the entire lifecycle.

Almost each automation testing company successfully uses the tools for performance, functional and security testing to manage the quality of software products. These help to make any manual testing activity fully automated and increase productivity in ascending order of magnitude.

Management &  Control

A majority of Opensource tools are autonomous. The tools should be able to form the end-to-end and clear picture of the state of the project. What is required is the collection of adequate information on project management, defect prioritization, assessment, risk analysis, etc. When using automated testing service, it is possible to work for a variety of life cycle models adopted and provide maximum life-cycle coverage.  

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