Tools to know in 2020 (Software Testing)

Today’s enterprises and businesses demand quality software and faster releases to get a quicker return on investment (ROI). The demand for delivering quality software at high speed is the motto today that essentially requires organizations to adopt Agile, & DevOps Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Development (CD) methodologies to achieve faster releases and quality software.


Eggplant



It is an AI-assisted tool to ensure the rapid release of applications. This tool provides developers and testers with software to create, schedule and execute automated testing and debugging tasks on a variety of mobile platforms.

Eggplant meets today’s continuous delivery expectations and provides a scalable platform for test automation. Eggplant can test any technology on any device, OS, or browser or any layer from the UI to APIs to the database.


Katalon


Katalon Studio is the most widely used open-source test automation tool that can be used to test both web and mobile applications. This tool can be used together with Appium and Selenium.

It primarily helps to quickly generate automated tests cross-platform and seamlessly integrates into CI/CD pipeline. Some of its features include an integrated development environment, a base level object repository, object spy and a typical browser plugin, etc.


Selenium


This tool helps in executing and generating test cases on all OS, devices, and browsers.

Selenium is a popular testing framework to perform web application testing across various browsers and platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux. With selenium, you can come up with very powerful, browser-centered automation testing scripts which are scalable across different environments. It is compatible with several programming languages & automation testing frameworks.


Selenium WebDriver


Selenium WebDriver is another popular agile automation tool which is widely used across the software industry. It is used only to automate browser-based application and it does not support desktop based applications. Users can write automation scripts in multiple programming languages like JAVA, C#, Python, Ruby, PHP.


Watir


Watir is an open-source testing tool made up of Ruby libraries to automate web application testing. It is pronounced as “water.”

Watir offers the following features:

  • Tests any language-based web application

  • Cross-browser testing

  • Compatible with business-driven development tools like RSpec, Cucumber, and Test/Unit

  • Tests web page’s buttons, forms, links, and their responses

SauceLabs


This tool allows users to run tests in the cloud on more than 700 different browser platforms, OS and device combinations. It provides a comprehensive test infrastructure for automated testing of desktop and mobile applications.

· This tool is used to test websites, mobile apps, and test both on real and virtual devices. The tool offers automated testing for continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines and provides plugin integrations with many CI platforms. SauceLabs currently supports more than 500 browser, operating system, and device platform combinations.



Sikuli


Sikuli is a scripting language that can be used to take up automated software testing of graphical user interfaces (GUI) using the screenshot images of the software under test. This tool can be used to check and validate different aspects of applications such as functional testing, security testing and database testing.


Mobile Test Automation Tools


Appium



Appium is an important tool that empowers both mobile app developers and testers to easily test and analyze the mobile app performance effectively. By using this testing tool, helps prevent any issues in the apps and ensures flawless mobile apps are marketed.

This tools helps to measure app render times, power consumption, resource usage, and also helps to capture crashes if any on both Android and iOS devices. The best advantage with this tool is its automatic capture of videos, and screenshots which helps to quickly report new bugs in all types of mobile[p1] apps.

Moreover, apptim tool improves the app experience by getting visibility on the true end-user perspective and helps to discover bugs faster in the apps.


Calabash


This tool is an open-source automated testing tool used for native and hybrid applications of iOS and Android devices. With its Automated User Interface Framework, it helps to write tests in Ruby language by using the Cucumber tool.

A few of the features of this tool are its functions by enabling UI interactions within a mobile app, provides real-time feedback and validations, and it can be configured for running tests on various iOS and Android devices, etc.


MonkeyTalk


It is a popularly used open-source automation testing tool for iOS and Android mobile applications. This tool is a powerful functional testing tool having three components,

namely – MonkeyTalk IDE, MonkeyTalk Agent, and MonkeyScripts. There is no need for having expert knowledge as the tool is simple, and easy to learn and understand.


Perfecto


Perfecto is a leading testing platform for web and mobile applications. It is used for hassle-free device testing of mobile apps, and delivers comprehensive mobile test coverage. With respect to web testing, it ensures test execution that is 50% faster and supports a unified web and mobile web testing.


Testdroid


Testdroid is a cloud-based mobile app testing tool that helps to test apps against various iOS and Android devices with different screen resolutions, various platforms, and OS versions. This tool is even a strong mobile game testing platform for both android and iOS applications. Also, it allows remote access for more than 300 real devices to run tests before launching an application.


Functionality Testing


Robotium



This tool is an Android test automation framework that supports testing of hybrid and native applications. This is an excellent tool for writing easy and powerful UI test cases for Android applications. Also, this tool can easily be get integrated with Gradle, Ant, or Maven.

In addition to functional testing, Robotium can also be used for writing test cases for user acceptance and system test scenarios.


Selendroid


This tool is a test automation framework where the tests are written with the help of Selenium 2 client API. To use this tool, it is essential to have knowledge of Selenium. A few of its features include complete compatibility with the Selenium, Ready/JSON Wire Protocol, supports hot plugging of hardware devices, and can be extended at runtime with its own extensions, etc.



DevOps Application Release Automation (ARA) Tools


Automic


This tool is placed between the CI/CD processes and deployment stack. Specifically, this ARA tool supports a growing array of other tools, which is one of its strengths. Automic puts out what it calls Action Packs that support new tools and platforms at a very effective rate.

This tool supports deployment to every environment from the mainframe through serverless, integrating with other common tools used by enterprises. It provides out-of-the-box support for majority of the DevOps toolsets, and those with which it doesn’t support, they can be integrated via its scripting language or through APIs.

OpenMake Software


This tool specifically decreases the complexity of software builds and releases. It ensures to build and release 12X faster at low costs. This tool is used to make the most reliable way to continuously deploy complex codes across the continuous delivery pipeline. It can be used with tools like Jenkins, Github and Ansible.


Puppet




It is an effective tool used to make infrastructure delivery reliable, fast and complaint. It is used to automate four use cases which include continuous delivery, continuous compliance, incident remediation and configuration managemen



Continuous Integration and Delivery Tools


CloudBees Jenkins


Jenkins is the most popular CI server and Cloudbees Core is a centralized management solution. This solution controls Jenkins master and provides scalable security, compliance, and efficiency of Jenkins for enterprises.

IBM UrbanCode


This is an effective tool that can be used for continuous integration, continuous delivery and release management of applications. The tool enables continuous delivery for any combination of on-premise, cloud and mainframe applications by eliminating manual processes and ensures error-free processes.


Bamboo




Bamboo server is the most commonly preferred choice of professional teams for continuous integration and deployment. It provides excellent support for ensuring DevOps continuous delivery process. This tool is useful to automate build, test and release together in a single workflow.

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