Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tools learning for testing

Many times folks used to ask, what tools would be good for testing career. Used to advice to learn popular tools (mostly commercial tools) based on their coding skills and interest. But this scenario is changed in last few years. Testers should be ready to handle the automation based on business needs, rather than just toolsmiths. Also mindset change should be there, instead of sticking with just one tool and one scripting language

Read an article recently in this line and few excerpts..

It’s important to ask yourself, why do you want to learn about a specific tool or set of tools? They are an integral part of software testing, supporting what we do on a daily basis. However, having knowledge of a set of tools is less important than knowing when and where to use the right tool. An effective tester will also have the skill to know when and where to use the right tool because the problem requires it, not because the job market determines it desirable. Using the wrong tool at the wrong time can have adverse effects on your day-to-day work, potentially slowing you down, or worse, giving you biased or flat out false information. That’s not to say you shouldn’t explore new tools, but always remember:

Problem first, tools second
With this concept in mind, let’s explore different categories of tools. Some examples will be offered but they are by no means an exhaustive list. I encourage you to build up a toolbox or reference list of tools you have used in the past.

Original Article - What Tools Should I Learn?

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