Load testing, automated functional testing, quality assurance testing, defect management, unit testing, code coverage, integration testing, black box testing, white box testing, manual testing, usability testing -- are you sufficiently lost yet?
A surefire way to ensure your application will fail is to not test it before release. Testing is as vital a component of application and software creation as development and design are. As such, the selection of application testing software holds equal weight with the selection of a mobile application development platform or an application lifecycle management suite. But with so many different types of testing -- and that doesn't even include security-focused tests -- where do you begin?
This buyer's guide is your GPS to the world of app testing tools. While unable to cover every type of testing, we've managed to cover three major facets of app testing software: automated functional testing, bug tracking and coverage.
In their first article, testing experts Michael Larsen and Matt Heusser shed light on what automated functional testing tools, bug tracking software and coverage tools are. When combined, these three different types of app testing tools can provide enterprises a solid base for their application testing toolkit.
In their second article, Larsen and Heusser present use cases for application testing software. While the need for app testing tools is intrinsic to any company developing applications, there are different scenarios for when to use an automated functional testing tool, bug tracking software or code coverage software. Reducing production time, reducing costs on man hours spent finding defects and meeting requirements in a requirements-based industry are some of the use cases discussed.
In part three of this guide, Larsen and Heusser guide you down the path that leads to purchasing the right app testing software. By something as simple as making sure an app testing tool has a trial version, you can ensure that your employees are able to use the software. Looking at more complex aspects like integration and compatibility helps you make sure that the tool fits your business on a technical level.
The fourth section contains three articles that provide analysis and insight into the three main testing software categories. In one piece, Larsen and Heusser showcase several different automated functional testing tools that fit different organizations in different types of scenarios. If you were wondering which bug tracking software works best for your organization, Larsen and Heusser have you covered with a piece on defect management tools. Finally, code and application coverage app testing tools are covered in detail, giving you a breakdown of what tools are out there, and which ones fit your business best.
In a land as vast and twisting as application testing, this buyer's guide tells you which turns to make, which exit to take and what route is the most efficient one in your journey toward making the right app testing tools purchase for your business.
A look at application testing in today's development environments
Automated functional testing, code coverage and test case management, and defect management are core areas of application testing. This section shows you what each of these major facets of testing do and how they can help your organization.
Application testing tools make enterprises' app development more efficient. Learn more about automation, coverage and bug tracking tools. Continue Reading
2Do I need?-
Figure out what types of testing tools you need and when you need them
Learn how to identify a need for application testing tools in this section. Once the need for app testing tools is established, figure out what type of testing tools you'll require with the use cases presented by experts Larsen and Heusser.
Experts Matt Heusser and Michael Larsen present use cases for three categories of application testing tools you need to know: automation, bug tracking and coverage. Continue Reading
3How to buy-
The key features you should pay attention to when purchasing app testing tools
As with any software, there are key features to be aware of when purchasing app testing tools. There is also a set of questions you must ask yourself to start to whittle down the type of app testing software you need to determine which app testing software vendor is right for you. This section shows you the key features to hone in on and the right questions to ask yourself when considering buying an application testing tool.
Before purchasing application testing tools, you need to know how to evaluate them. Trial versions, vendor research and assessing your organization's needs may help. Continue Reading
4Which should I buy?-
Which app testing software is right for you?
In this section, Larsen and Heusser present three features that cover which automation, bug tracking and coverage software are right for your enterprise.
Testing experts Michael Larsen and Matt Heusser explore the top automated functional testing tools in the market today like Selenium, Hewlett Packard Enterprise UFT and TestComplete Platform. Continue Reading
Application and code coverage software helps testers track which features have been tested. See which application coverage software is the right fit for your enterprise. Continue Reading
5Top product overviews-
The top application testing software in the market today
In this section, we present the top software found in the three major categories of application testing. The automated functional testing tools presented herein range from simple, best-of-breed tools to parts of a larger testing suite. Bug tracking software is an extremely valuable tool for any company, and there are a number of choices out there. The products presented here range from open source options to fully licensable, priced-out options. Finally, the coverage tools presented here perform or enhance code coverage features. While some products featured below are used solely for code coverage, others are quality assurance and test case management software, which have features able to augment an organization's code coverage needs.
The eggPlant Functional app testing tool provides developers and testers with software for creating, scheduling and executing automated app testing and debugging tasks on a variety of mobile platforms. Continue Reading
Perfecto Mobile CQ Lab provides developers and testers with interactive tools for creating and executing automated app testing tasks on various mobile and Web platforms. Continue Reading
The TestComplete Platform provides developers and testers with interactive tools for creating and executing automated app testing tasks on desktop, mobile and Web platforms. Continue Reading
Telerik Test Studio provides developers and testers with tools for creating and executing automated app testing and quality assurance tasks on various mobile and Web platforms. Continue Reading
The HPE Unified Functional Testing Platform provides users with interactive tools for creating and executing automated app testing tasks on desktop, mobile and Web platforms. Continue Reading
The Bugzilla bug tracking tool allows DevOps teams to collaborate and report on defects present in apps and software projects in one interactive location. Continue Reading
The FogBugz tracking software offers DevOps teams an interactive and collaborative location for reporting and detailing defects and changes in a variety of software projects. Continue Reading
Atlassian's JIRA bug tracking software provides DevOps teams with an interactive database for reporting defects and changes, as well as project management and planning tools. Continue Reading
The MantisBT bug tracking software provides DevOps teams with an interactive database for reporting, detailing and collaborating on issues with software development projects. Continue Reading
Using a modern integrated development environment, QA Wizard Pro from Seapine Software allows Agile teams to include functional and regression testing in their CI process. Continue Reading
HPE Quality Center provides DevOps teams with enhanced code coverage tools that aid with planning, tracking and execution of testing tasks on their developed applications. Continue Reading
The QASymphony qTest platform provides users with a suite of programs that provide enhanced code coverage tools that aid in planning, executing and managing app testing tasks. Continue Reading
IBM Rational Quality Manager provides DevOps teams with enhanced code coverage tools, which aid with the planning, tracking and execution of testing tasks on their developed apps. Continue Reading
The SpiraTeam software from Inflectra provides users with enhanced test management and code coverage tools that aid the planning, management, and execution of testing tasks. Continue Reading
The TestCaddy test case management software provides enterprises involved in application development with tools for creating manual tests and recording and sharing their results. Continue Reading
The Zephyr test management software provides enterprises with tools for executing manual and automated tests, and offers integrations with several other popular testing programs. Continue Reading