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How to use Testing Tools

By veeren18 ·
I need to understand how a Testing tool helps an application testing??? right now i am using manual testing.

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That depends on a few things but in general

by JimHM In reply to How to use Testing Tools

That depends on the tool you would utilize - but in general - these tools permit the user to build test scripts (as you do by hand now) and execute them. The one big plus is you can load and stress test you application by sym of a few hundred to a few thousand users hitting your app at the same time.

So depending on the tool you will be using - is the functionality you'll be getting. But in short it automates what you are doing by hand today. You still have to build the scripts - and enter them - but you can build a library of tests for plug and play.

Have fun...

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Consistency

by JamesRL In reply to That depends on a few thi ...

A tool won't help you write better tests - but if you have a good test, a tool will help you consistently execute the tests.


It does usually take more time to create a testing script in a tool than to execute the test once. But where you really save time is in regression testing. If you can run a suite of regression tests every time you make a software change/new build, using a tool to rerun those tests will be faster than manually running the same regression.

To Jim's point, there is some advantage in using tools to do performance testing - you can scale up the number of users until the application breaks, change some code or parameters and rerun the same test exactly and see if the application breaks at the same point - very useful.

James

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