Top Software Testing Tools

The demand for delivering quality software faster or “Quality at Speed” requires organizations to search for various techniques such as Agile, continuous integration (CI), and DevOps methodologies. Test automation is an essential part of these aspects.

Automation testing is one step ahead of manual testing. It saves the human effort and time up to a great extent. Automation testing means running the software programs that execute test cases automatically and produce the test results without any human intervention.

Let’s get to know about some of the famous tools:

- Javascript testing with Jest

An open-source project maintained by Facebook especially well suited for React code testing. It can test any Javascript code with main features as:

- performs snapshot testing

- fast and efficient

- opinionated and provides everything you require without making any choices

- Enzyme

Enzyme is a Javascript testing tool for React which allows you to manipulate, traverse, and in some ways simulate runtime given the output.

Enzyme's API is meant to be intuitive and flexible for DOM manipulation and traversal.

- Mocha Testing Framework

Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on Node JS and making testing simple and fun in the browser. Mocha tests run serially, allowing for flexible and accurate reporting while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases. Installation of Mocha is straight forward and done via a Node package manager (NPM).

- Appium Testing Tool

Appium is an open-source tool for automating native and hybrid applications on iOS mobile, Android mobile, and Windows desktop platforms.

Appium is "cross-platform" i.e. it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows), using the same API.

- Apache J Meter

J Meter is a pure Java open-source software designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It is originally used for testing Web Application or FTP application. Some advantages of using J Meter:

  • Open source license
  • Independent platform
  • Easy installation
  • Multiple testing strategies
  • Highly extensible

Software development practices change over time, so do the tools and technologies. Each of the above testing tools has unique features to offer in addressing the growing challenges of software automation in the years ahead. Such changes aim to improve productivity, quality, customer satisfaction, to tackle ever-shorter delivery time, and to deliver successful products and services. Software testing plays an important role in achieving these objectives.

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